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Janice Ringlein Clements

November 22, 1942 - November 27, 2016

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis Center, 2323 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80205 / http://www.sfcdenver.org/ or to Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 1638 Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109 / http://www.detaskforce.org/

Janice Lucille Ringlein Clements, a loving and generous wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Castle Pines, Colorado, on Sunday. She was 74.

Born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Delphos, Ohio and Butler, Pennsylvania, Janice was the third child of eight born to John Paul Ringlein and...

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis Center, 2323 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80205 / http://www.sfcdenver.org/ or to Douglas/Elbert Task Force, 1638 Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109 / http://www.detaskforce.org/

Janice Lucille Ringlein Clements, a loving and generous wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Castle Pines, Colorado, on Sunday. She was 74.

Born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Delphos, Ohio and Butler, Pennsylvania, Janice was the third child of eight born to John Paul Ringlein and Lucille Mary Drerup Ringlein. She graduated from York Catholic High School in York, Pennsylvania, and met her future husband, Joseph Melvin Clements, while attending College of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, Ohio. The two were united in holy matrimony on Thanksgiving Day 1963 in Butler and shared a traditional holiday feast with their guests at the reception.

After celebrating the arrival of thee children with her husband, Janice resumed her education, earning a BA from The University of Toledo in 1976. She balanced the care of her family with work as a technician and lab manager in medical research laboratories in Rochester, Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Antonio, Texas, before joining Kappler Marrack Research Lab in Denver, where she spent the final 15 years of her career before retiring in 2005.

Janice enjoyed tennis, golf, cooking, and, most especially, being with her grandchildren. She also showed an adventurous streak. During her lifetime, Janice traveled to all 50 states, visited more than 40 countries, and relished a long desired trans-Atlantic crossing on the QEII. Despite the frequent traveling, she always planned carefully ahead to ensure that birthday cards and holiday gifts mailed to friends and family arrived on time, if not early.

Janice was a member of Emmaus Anglican Church in Castle Rock, where she sang in the choir and baked communion bread. She participated in the Christian Literature Book Club at the Castle Rock Library, and the education program for seniors at OLLI at Denver University. A dedicated volunteer, she donated her time to the St. Francis Center in Denver and could usually be found on Mondays working and searching for treasures at the Douglas/Elbert Task Force Thrift Store. She also enjoyed volunteering at The Wildlife Experience where, in her later years, she played the role of Mrs. Santa Claus every holiday season. Known for her kindness, Janice demonstrated to all who knew her that love of family and service to community leads to an enriching, satisfying and fun-filled life.

In addition to her husband, Joe, Janice is survived by a daughter, Barbara Lincoln, and son-in-law Karl Lincoln of San Antonio, Texas; a son, John Clements, and daughter-in law Sharon Van Epps, of Seattle, Washington; and son David Clements and daughter-in-law Rachelle Clements of Boulder. She will be missed by her eight grandchildren: Sarah and Emily Lincoln; Puja, Sintayehu, and Makeda Clements; and Piper, Autumn and Devi Clements. She is also survived by five siblings: Marcia Mayer of Chesterland, Ohio; Mary Parry of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; Judy Ringlein-Dunn of Pentwater, Michigan; Mark Ringlein of Rosarito, Mexico; and Jim Ringlein of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers,Thomas Michael and John Paul, Jr. Ringlein.