In loving memory of

Janice Marie Jones
February 4, 1973 - April 26, 2022

Janice Jones, 49, passed away suddenly on April 29th, 2022. She was born in Kentucky, but spent her formative years in Kalispell, Montana. A graduate of Flathead High School, Jan took her passion for knowledge and love of science to Montana State University where she earned a degree in Microbiology. Her journey continued to Arizona where she built a career in lab sciences and raised a family. At work, she was an innovator, leader, and mentor. At home, she was a proud mom, loving sister and wonderful aunt. She will forever be known for her sharp wit, infectious smile, and heart of gold. She was a trivia buff, a lover of music and travel, and enjoyed spending time hiking and camping.
Janice is survived by her son, Willis Jones, sisters Billie Davis and Tammi Sheumaker, and brother Mikey Chavis.

For those seeking to honor Janice, the family is asking that donations be made in her name to MSU's Microbiology Department:
You can send contributions to:
Montana State University Alumni Foundation
Janice Jones Memorial
PO Box 172750
Bozeman, MT 59717
or online at:

In addition, a celebration of life will be held in June for all that knew and loved her. For more information, please email us at


James Stewart wrote on May 19, 2022:

"Jan, I will always cherish the trips you and Willis made to the house. The world is lesser now without you in it. I hope the first people you saw in Heaven were your Granny ( Gertrude Stewart), your mama ( Carrie) and your dad . Uncle Bubba ( James Stewart)"