Janice Barbara SalsburyJuly 6, 1929 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 88)
Janice Barbara Salsbury Black (July 6, 1929 - February 2, 2018)
It is with great sadness that the family of Janice Salsbury Black announces her passing, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loved ones. Janice is survived by her husband Don Black; her children Scott Salsbury (June) and Terri Kay Hall (Tim); her granddaughters Katie (Salsbury), Hilary (Kay) and Madi (Kay); and her stepchildren Donna, Linda and David and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Ethel Gould.
A lifelong Californian, Janice grew up in Oakland, graduating from Fremont High School. She attended San Francisco City College, where she met her first husband Jack Salsbury, marrying in 1950. They began raising their children in Hayward and later moved to Los Gatos in 1965. While raising her family, Janice worked full time as an executive secretary at General Metals (10 yrs), Fremont Unified School District (15 yrs) and City of San Jose (15 yrs) until retiring in 1990.
After retirement, Janice finally had the time to enjoy a multitude of activities. She loved to square dance and continued her dancing late into life, performing with the Sizzling Seniors of Los Gatos. Janice was an avid reader. She enjoyed her weekly knitting / needlepoint group and her weekly canasta games with friends. Genealogy held a special fascination for Janice, which she spent many hours researching and sharing her interest with others. Janice’s all-time favorite pastime was her love for travel. Some of her fondest memories were the adventures she experienced abroad with girlfriends. Janice also loved camping. It was on a particularly fortuitous camping trip that she was introduced to her second husband, Don, through a mutual camping friend.
Don and Janice were married on Valentine's Day 2000 and resided in Los Gatos. They shared many interests and were constant and loving companions. In addition to enjoying many friends together, they regularly traveled to Arizona in their motor home, where they would spend the winter months.
Most important to Janice was her family. She dearly loved her husband, children and granddaughters, never missing an opportunity to spend time with them. Janice had a very kind heart and soul. She was accepting of everyone, believing strongly in equal rights and opportunities for all. She was not the loudest speaker in the room, but was always ready to listen and share her thoughts one on one. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday Feb. 24th at 11:00 am at Darling Fisher Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos, CA.