Janyce Leeann DiPaola (May 29, 1940 – November 27, 2016)
Janyce was born in Sioux Falls, SD to Jens and Delda Houg.
She was a loving mother and wife. Janyce is survived by her husband, Steve DiPaola who she married on June 26, 1960. She shared 56 years of marriage to the love of her life and was blessed with two sons whom she adored, Michael (MaryBeth) and Steven (Cindy). She and Steve adored their grandchildren: Ashley, Kristen, Nicholas and Camille.
Janyce is survived by two brothers, Jim (Joann) Houg and Doug Houg. Nieces, Jenyce (Jeremy) Houg-Brown, TC (Tim)Meyers, Nephews, John (Bev) DiPaola , Joe (Yvonne) DiPaola, Troy Houg, and Wade (Mary) Houg. She also dearly loved her great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents Delda and Jens Houg, Milt Lankford and niece Erika Houg.
Janyce attended Manuel High School and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colorado. Upon moving to Trinidad, she began working as a secretary with Trinidad School District No. 1. After several years, Janyce moved on to become co-owner of the El Capitan Restaurant for 27 years where she loved her customers.
Janyce volunteered her time and energies to the Senior Center and also served as a board member and loved the people and place. She served as a volunteer at Mount San Rafael Hospital and was on the Women’s Auxiliary Board.
Janyce had numerous hobbies that she enjoyed participating in, including her bridge club as well as the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in which she was a member for over 50 years. She supported Holy Trinity Church by cleaning the church, washing and ironing the servers’ vestments and loved doing it. Janyce was also a proud member of the Catholic Daughters. She lovingly taught catechism classes and also coordinated and hosted the adult prayer groups within her home.
Janyce’s warm and loving personality was a joy for family and friends to be around. She had a wit and sense of humor which made others feel welcomed and valued. One of her greatest joys in life was being with her grandchildren and family. She supported all their endeavors with encouragement and love, and she never complained about having a “bleacher bottom.” She was an avid Denver Nuggets fan and hardly ever missed a game. The Denver Broncos were her next favorite team, and she spent many Sundays cheering them on.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 with Rosary at 1PM at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:30PM at Sebastiani Gym. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Escorts are Ashley, Kristen, Nick and Camille.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harry Sayre Senior Center or to the Holy Trinity Restoration Fund.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.