Alden, Janice Ardelle (Grau)

May 5, 1942 - November 29, 2019

Janice Ardelle (Grau) Alden passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 29, 2019. A memorial service will be held at a late date.

Janice was born in Calamus, Iowa on May 5, 1942. Janice is survived by a son Lt. Colonel Matthew Alden (Michelle), a daughter Michelle Smith (Chris), grandsons Mercer, Maguire, Matthias Alden, and granddaughter Tagan Smith. Janice is survived by four sisters Darlene Hotopp, Mayme Ann Smith (Bill), Donna Coon (Don), Laura Grau and brother-in-law Frank Pieper. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Janice was an elementary school teacher receiving her Master’s Degree from East Texas State University. She taught many years in Hudson, Iowa and Plano, Texas. Janice retired in 2004 and revitatized the food pantry.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the National Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice in Janice’s honor.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

2 replies on “Alden, Janice Ardelle (Grau)”

Ashley Strader says:

Janice…or Ms. Alden as I used to call her was a wonderful person, mom, grandmother, teacher, etc. I can distinctly hear her voice asking Michelle to do something…or Matt to help her out something away. She was a great mother that cared deeply for both her children. This not only was seen in her own immediate family, but beyond familial ties. Janice…I know you are looking down on us as we celebrate you…I pray that you always wrap your arms around us when you are missed at a gathering. Thank you for touching my life Ms. Alden…you will be deeply missed.

Ashley Strader

Trisha Furr says:

Ms. Jan was such a special lady to me. I loved our visits & our phone conversations. She loved you kids/grandkids so much as she bragged often. Loves, hugs & prayers to each of you. Thank you for sharing your mom with me. She blessed me & I appreciated her dearly!

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