Maurice “Morris” Janes

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M. Janes

M. Janes

Morris Janes, 92, passed away on Saturday, May 31.

Morris was born to Ora C. Janes and Ella White on Dec. 13, 1921 in Grandview, Wash. In 1933 they moved from Coos Bay to Salem. Morris enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in various parts of Europe. He returned home in December 1945.

Morris returned to Germany in 1949 to marry his sweetheart Charlotte Johanna Hus in Munchen. They made their home in Keizer.

Morris became head electrician for Agripac Cannery. In 1951 they had a son Stephen (Steve). After his birth, Charlotte was stricken with Multiple Sclerosis. Morris cared for Charlotte and raised Steve after spending over 30 years at Agripac. He retired in his early 60s to care for Charlotte. She passed away in 1984.

In 2007 Steve was killed in a car accident.

Morris loved his family, friends and animals.

Morris is survived by former daughter-in-law Carole France Janes and extended family, including many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Charlotte; parents; brothers Harold and Leslie; son Stephen and nieces Pam Janes and Sally Bennett.

The family thanks Valley View Manor II Adult Foster Care Home, where he lived for the last 15 months and Keizer Avamere.

A graveside service with military honors was held June 9 at Claggett Cemetery, with Chaplain Sheba Dawn Wooddell officiating. Arrangements were by Keizer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.

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