Enumclaw resident Janice Kay Wetzel, 76, died Jan. 23, 2017, in Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico.
She was born May 22, 1940, in Fargo, N.D., moved with her family to Tacoma in 1942 and later to Enumclaw where she graduated from Enumclaw High School. She worked at her parent’s bakery in Enumclaw. She married Forrest Wetzel in 1960 and they worked at the Enumclaw Sales Pavilion with his parents; in 1973 they purchased the business. The couple started S&W Exporters, the biggest U.S. exporters of dairy cattle to Asia. In 1988 they started WWW Dairy with their son Bob and daughter-in-law Donna. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and baking cookies for the holidays and always hosted “game feed” for her husband and his hunting buddies. She loved traveling, hosting family and friends at her home and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by son Bob Wetzel (Donna) of Enumclaw; brother Kenneth Holing of Renton; sister Karen Campbell (Ray) of Yreka, Calif.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Scott Wetzel on June 21, 1985, and husband Forrest Wetzel on Dec. 2, 1999.
A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. Burial will follow at Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Childrens Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 50020, Seattle, 98145-2020.
All may sign her online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.