Janice Carol Vaught, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on October 25, 2023, at the age of 81. Born in Wasco, California on May 15, 1942, Janice was a consistent source of warmth and laughter throughout her life. She was a woman of remarkable reliability and loyalty. Her wit, often on display as she playfully insisted on having the last word, brought joy to all who knew her. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”\n\nJanice spent the majority of her life in Porterville, California, where she worked as a sorter in a packing house until her retirement. She was a hardworking woman, dedicated to her job. However, what mattered most to her was her family and her pets. She was a loving mother and a doting grandmother, always ready to provide support and comfort in times of need. Even after her divorce, Janice remained steadfastly loyal to her family, always putting their needs before her own.\n\nJanice is survived by her daughter Sherri Schrader, her son Jimmie Vaught. She is also survived by her granddaughter Jennifer Schrader-Diaz, grandson Vere (Bo) Schrader and her granddaughter Amanda Vaught and her great grand children Madasyn Dean, Zoey Schrader, Vere (Rooster) Schrader, Trinity Brackeen, Analee Sanchez, Landon Brackeen and Kash Mason. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Siemens and Argie Medlen and her son Terry Vaught and granddaughter Jamie Vaught. As we mourn the loss of Janice, we also celebrate her life and the love she gave so freely to those around her. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her.\n\nIn the words of Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Janice Vaught made us all feel loved, cherished, and valued. Her memory will forever be a beacon of love and strength.\n\nWe invite all who knew Janice to remember her by sharing memories and photos to her memorial page. Your stories and pictures will help us all remember the vibrant, loving, and witty woman she was. Your contributions will serve as a beautiful tribute to a life well-lived.