Janice Ann Ziegler


28 OCTOBER, 1941 – 26 NOVEMBER 2020

On Thursday, November 26, 2020  our loving and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Janice Ann Blake Ziegler passed very peacefully from this mortal probation, in her home, surrounded by many loving family members.

Janice was born on Oct. 28,1941, in St. George, Utah. to Cecil and Virgina May (Latimer) Blake.  She grew up  here, attending various schools, ultimately graduating from Dixie High School in 1963. She then attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she obtained employment in the offices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While working there she received a call to serve a 3-year mission in Central America where she learned the Spanish language.

Upon returning, she attended Brigham Young University where she met and married her husband Warren M. Ziegler. They were married for time and all eternity in the St George Utah Temple on December 22, 1965.

Janice is the mother of 8 children, grandmother of 25, and great-grandmother of 16 of her 4 sons and 4 daughters, 5 children were born during our military service and time away from Utah. The last 3 sons were born in St George after our return in 1975. Janice is a true home maker. She loves to cook and to share and to teach but most of all, she loves to be with her family. She had a zest for life that was born of a tender loving heart, a will to share, and a will to serve. During the holiday season, she loved to bake, make, share and see all the wonderful things around her.  She loved to share the goodies that she made with her friends, neighbors, and loved ones. She had a talent for making great things. Jelly, cinnamon rolls,  great meals, and sharing them with a great portion of love  all around. Janice loved to garden and was a firm believer in maintaining a clean well-groomed yard.  She wanted to be a great neighbor and an example to our friends

Janice is one of the finest examples of service and compassion  you could ever see.  She is known for showing up when you need help, having a meal ready when you need one, being there when you need a funeral luncheon and comforting a child in need of attention. I have watched her start her day on her knees asking the Lord, “Who needs my help today?” and then standing up and patiently attending to her duties as a mother and wife as she waits for the answer or impression  to come. When the impression or inspiration comes, she simply responds as directed and renders whatever assistance is required.

Janice is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is totally and joyfully active. She has served faithfully in many callings and positions in her years of service. Temple work is one of her great loves and sharing the blessings of it with her family members has been, and is, a paramount goal. As a result of being the wife of a United States Air Force husband, Janice has lived in several different cities in America. She has also had to spend time as a single mother while her husband served overseas during conflict and in doing so, she has been a fantastic example of courage and special love for her children.

Janice is preceded in death by her father Cecil, her mother Virginia May,  her stepmother Carol Dean,  and her stepmother Ila May Hughes. She is also preceded by her sisters Margaret Decker (Victor) and Diane Imlay (Barton) and brother Henry B. Blake. Also, a son,  Jonathan Leslie and a granddaughter Stephiney Ann Hughes.

Janice is survived by brothers Darrell Blake (Kathy) St George, Utah,  and Ronald Blake (Shirley)  Ivins, Utah.  Her husband Warren Ziegler of St George, Utah. Carol A. Hughes (Kary) Washington, Utah, David L Ziegler (Val), Sandy Utah, Sarah L. Pipkin (Fritz), Monticello, Utah, Amy R. Holloway (Gary), St George, Utah, Melinda M. Aubrey, Boise ID, Arland L Ziegler, unknown, Mark C. Ziegler (Shanda) St George, Utah.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. with a viewing preceding from 8:30-9:30 at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT. Interment will take place in Tonaquint Cemetery. Services may be viewed online and will be available up to 90 days after the service, please log in  to webcast.funeralrecording.com. Type in the event number 41651 and password JAZ2020

Thank you to Zion’s Way Hospice for the special care and attentive service to our Mother.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com




8:30 am – 9:30 am

Second Visitation


10:00 a.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770

Guest Book

11 Responses

  1. My name is Wendy (Grover) Fletcher. My thoughts and prayers go out the family. I lived around the corner and my parents were Carl and Minnie Grover. Remember the fun times you had qith your wife and children, grand children. We will see on the other side..

    Wendy (Grover) Fletcher

  2. I remember when Janice worked at the Leavitts Kitchen store and I took some cooking classes there. She was always so kind and helpful. I missed her when the store was sold. She was a very caring and loving person. And Warren, you worked for a time driving truck for Andrus Transportation and I remember you. My prayers go out to you and your family. Janice will be dearly missed by many. May our Father in Heaven’s love and peace be with all of you.
    CloElla Andrus/Polatis

  3. I am sorry about this! Janice was a dear friend and we were in the 4th ward for a long time. I worked with her in many callings! What a wonderful voice daughter of God! Our love and prayers are with her family.

  4. To the family of Janice, a great example of a Christlike life. I worked with Janice in the baptistery at the Temple. Very dependable and easy to work with . Always enjoyed her company each week as she performed her duties with love and devotion. God bless you as you navigate these difficult days ahead.
    Jim and Kris Milne

  5. Love and sympathy to warren and your family. Our hearts go out to you in the loss of sweet Janice
    Louise and Bill Seger

  6. Janice was a life-long friend and a sweet girl. We enjoyed many good times as young teenagers and as we had our missions and our children. I was surprised that she served her mission for three full years. My missionary service was just for 18 months. The last time I visited with her, she said she was very sick in South America but her father said she could not return home to get her health back. I ask her why, and she said her father wanted her to stay because their were others she had promised to bring into the Gospel and had not yet found them. This was an example of her staying power and her desire to please our Heavenly Father. As she has suffered these past few years, I am glad she is out of pain. May you be blessed with comfort and love. Lynda Paxman

  7. Aunt Janice was always so kind to me and proud of my accomplishments. I will always remember her with fondness. I’m so sorry that she had to suffer, but I’m glad now that she is out of pain and reunited with family members who have gone before her.

  8. Janice has been a dear friend for over 40 years. We were walking partners the year I lived in St. George in 1980-1981. I loved her spirit and fortitude. Her house always smelled like hot bread, fresh out of the oven or other delicious aromas coming from the kitchen. The doors swung open and shut as happy children came in to grab a slice of hot bread, only to disappear back outside to play.
    These last few years, after I moved back to St. George, I was able to spend more time with Janice. It was as if we had never parted. Puzzle making was our favorite pastime and I’m sure we solved the world’s problems as we talked and laughed and looked for that one last puzzle piece before calling it a day. Janice made me want to a better person and I will miss her very much. I smile to think of the happy reunion she is having with her mother that she lost so young and her dear angel son, Jonny, as well as her other loved ones. Janice, your legacy of love and service will continue through your children and grandchildren, but oh, how we will miss you.

  9. Warren and children your sweet wife and mother was my dearest sister-in-law. I have so many fond memories of our time together. She was the greatest example of a true follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love her and each of you.

  10. I was sorry to hear about the recent death of your wonderful wife, mother, and sister, Janice. I want to express my sincere condolences on behalf of my whole family~~the Joe & Merle Nelson Family. Janice became part of our family when her Dad, Cecil, married our cousin, Carol Dean. From then on, we accepted Janice and her siblings as our cousins, and we had many, many great times together. I haven’t seen or heard anything about Janice in many years, but she sounds like an amazing person. May God bless all of you at this hard time. With love, Doris Nelson Daniels, John Nelson, Phillip Nelson

  11. Warren
    Even though it was business that brought you and Janice into our lives, it quickly became forever friends. Grateful for the memories that we share. Enjoyed you in our home. Grateful for all the visits I had with Janice. She is a very wise lady and I look forward to visiting with her again.
    Love, Janiel

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