Janice Estelle Reid, age 87 of Midland, previously from Grand Rapids Michigan, passed away September 26, 2022. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Carl Reid, special friend, Leo M. Venneman; grandmother, Louise E. Price; mother, Emma Caroline Price Poupard; stepfather, Harvey Poupard; grandfather, Howard Little “Grandpa Little”; brother, James Copeland; cousin, Sharon L. Holthaus, Jude Joseph Holthaus; father-in-law, Walter K. Reid; mother-in-law, Lillian C. Reid; and many other extended family members. Janice is survived by her children, Richard Carl (Melissa Menlo) Reid, Lori (Bruce) MacLachlan, Susan Caroline (Peter L.) Kennedy; grandchildren, Samantha C. (Joe) Behling, Alexandra D. Wood, Jesseca S. Wood, Maris E. Reid, Morgan T. MacLachlan, Madison K. MacLachlan, Carrington Kennedy, and Cassidy Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Kaylei, Cain, Oake, and Arlo Behling and Cali Williams; brother, Mark (Jan) Poupard; nieces, Kim Copeland, Sheila Copeland; and nephews, Rob Poupard, Greg Poupard. Janice graduated from Davenport University with her associate degree and went on to work for the school along with Bibles for India, and American Express. She enjoyed going to Bible study, bowling, tennis, and playing cards. Janice had a passion for any board game and was fiercely competitive. Janice had a love for traveling, in her later years when unable to travel she enjoyed going to travel logs. She also enjoyed watching various sporting events, including Detroit Tigers baseball, and the Great Lakes Loons. Visitation with the family will be held from 10-10:45 AM on Friday, September 30, 2022, at Providence Christian Reformed Church, 7730 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, with funeral services starting at 11 AM. Family will gather for Interment at Cascade Cemetery. If you want to make a donation in our mothers’ honor, she dearly loved the Sanford Senior Center, 3243 N W River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657 www.seniorservicesmidland.org
Dear Mom, we laughed and loved together even in times of great sadness and tragedy. Laughter coupled with your faith, is what carried you through in a beautiful life lived. You were always a sparkling bright light in the presence of others and people adored you for your smile, your love, and your ever present laughter. Its our many moments of laughter that I will forever cherish and sadly will miss the most. You left an indelible stamp on me as your son with a life well lived. Even in the midst of the most difficult times, you were rarely seen without a smile and you saw the good in most everything. I will Love you always and forever! Your son.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Reid family in the loss of Mrs. Reid. May the memories of her loving spirit be with you always.
So sorry to hear of loss of Jan, my good friend and neighbor in Crystal Springs. We will miss her ready smile and witty comments! May her family find comfort in the fond memories with her, and find peace in the days ahead. She will be remembered.