Janice J. Alm, 79

LEWISTON: Janice J. Alm, 79 of Grangeville passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston. She was born November 24, 1939 in Madison, South Dakota to Simon and Della (Spicer) Hoiland.

Around 3 years old, the family moved from South Dakota to Portland, Oregon. They were there for short time and eventually moved to Grangeville, Idaho. She attended schools in Grangeville and graduated Grangeville High School in 1958. During high school, Janice worked at Joseph’s bakery and Blue Fox Theatre in Grangeville.

Following high school, Janice met and married Donald Alm on December 6, 1959. Donald passed away June 9, 2017. They were married for 57 years. Together they had three children; Lynda, David and Terri. Years later they adopted another daughter, Effie Halford.

Janice spent her entire life being a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with the family. Janice was a member of the Grangeville Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dennis and sister Maragret.

Janice is survived by her children; Effie (Clint), Lynda (Alan) Fox, David Alm, and Terri King. Sister Carol. 10 grandchildren; Joe, Mike, Arron, William, Gerri Leigh, Danny, Amber, Karra, Kristen and Donald. 13 great grandchildren; Kristen, Mikey, Amber, Isaac, Nathan, Ayden, Adrianna, Jaleigh, Tanner, Kassidy, Zoey, Daxton and Ridge. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

At her request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be buried at the Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville. You may submit your condolences online to

Condolences to the family of Janice J. Alm, 79

  • Tyler Armstrong says:

    Grandma Janice was a very loving, passionate and talented woman. A true loss for the family. I will cherish the handcrafted blanket grandma made for me. It will be a continuous reminder of a woman who welcomed me with open arms into the family and shared a small piece of her many talents.

  • Linda Junes says:

    I am sorry to hear that your mom passed away. Patsy & Debby were so grateful to your mom & dad for the many years your folks welcomed them into their home, & more importantly, the barn. Both girls developed a lifelong passion for horses. You’re all in my thoughts & prayers.

    Linda Junes

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