Let the memory of Janice be with us forever.
  • 82 years old
  • Born on April 19, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on December 29, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Janice Cooper Tice, J.D., of Ann Arbor, MI passed away from cancer on December 29th, 2018. She was 82.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Jan's early career was spent as an editor for several nuclear science and engineering journals, then as a Legislative Assistant to State Senator Gil Bursley. After graduating from Detroit College of Law in 1984, she started a private practice as a Family Law Attorney. She placed great value in the legal system and in the well being of her clients. Jan was a vibrant personality, full of intelligence, curiosity and humor. She enjoyed bridge, gardening, crossword puzzles, Elvis, a tall glass of Chardonnay and chocolate in almost any form. She could often be found on a Saturday afternoon watching a U of M football game, cheering at her TV as loudly as she would in the stands. At the stadium, she came prepared with her reversible raincoat: Maize and blue for most games, green and white when the Wolverines played State. Jan was passionate in politics and a steadfast fighter of injustices where she found them. She was a support and ally to those who needed it. She will be

Jan was the loving wife of the late Thomas W. Tice and the caring mother of Daniel Tice. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald; and sister, Marilyn. She is survived by her son, Daniel; sisters, Carolyn Brothers and Barbara Lutz and cousins, Susan Christensen, Becky Christensen and Sara Waldorf.

A Celebration of Life memorial for Jan Tice will occur in February in Ann Arbor. All friends and family are welcome. Please send inquiries regarding the date and location of the service to: Dctice@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jan's name to Planned Parenthood of Michigan, an organization close to her heart.

Posted by Philip Bursley on January 13, 2019
My condolences to you, Dan and all Jan's loved ones. So often I'd answer the phone at home in AA when Jan would call my dad, Gil Bursley. We'd always chat for a bit. We had another very warm conversation after my dad passed away. She really was Gil's right hand during their time together working in Lansing and he depended on her sharp mind and focus for much of his legislative acts.
Sorry to see this news. Sigh.
Posted by Matt Baker on January 9, 2019
Dan,
I'm terribly sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of your mom from when we were kids, and after when she would always take the time to talk. My thoughts are with you.
Matt
Posted by Matt Haber on January 9, 2019
Dan,
My condolences to you. I have so many nice memories of your Mom from when I was growing up. I remember the sleepovers, and how welcoming and friendly she was. The Halloween parties she used to put together for us kids were so much fun (and she was always ready for those of us that got scared at the movies with some hot chocolate or other treat when we would inevitably head upstairs to the kitchen). My best to you and yours .... Matt
Posted by David - Pat Ager on January 9, 2019
Dan - we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was such a welcoming spirit for our little part of the neighborhood. We have fond memories of her as a great neighbor and friend. Her great smile and laugh will be missed. That's a great photo of her in the kitchen.

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