Janice Rachel Trowbridge

Janice Rachel (Adams) Trowbridge, 71 of Largo, Florida was called home on July 1, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family to help her on her way. 

Janice was born on May 27, 1952 to William A. and Ada E. β€œAnn” (Barber) Adams at Osage, Iowa and grew up in her hometown of Stacyville, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1970, she went on to study at Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. Later that same year, she met George L. Trowbridge and they married in June of 1971. They went on to have one child, Mitchell T. Trowbridge. Their unconditional love for each other brought them both many years of happiness.

Janice loved all animals, but sea going dolphins captured her heart many years ago and for the remainder of her life she always had a special love for them. Janice became a military wife after George joined the U.S. Navy in 1971, serving for over twenty years. During those years, she maintained their home and raised their son while George spent many years at sea. She often worked as a procurement clerk for the Navy Exchange retail system, as well as office management or administrative positions. After George retired from the Navy, she worked alongside him in building two successful businesses. She retired from her working life in 2014 due to illness and then filled her time doing things she enjoyed such as reading, doing crossword puzzles and playing her favorite computer games.

Janice is predeceased by her parents, brothers James Adams, John Adams, Joseph Adams; and one sister June (Adams) Carter. She is survived by her husband and son, daughter-in-law Jennifer (Bennett) Trowbridge and grandchildren; Matthew Trowbridge, Ashley (Trowbridge) Carroll, Jessica Trowbridge, and Erica Trowbridge as well as two great granddaughters. Additionally, she is survived by siblings; Joyce (Adams) Buttolph, Jody (Adams) Farris and Jerome Adams.

She expressly wished to not have a funeral or memorial service, instead the immediate family will have a remembrance for Janice at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to their local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), an organization Janice felt very strongly about.

7 Responses

  1. I remember her well as I grew up next door to her.
    Sorry for your loss!
    Ed Halbach

  2. Sorry for your loss. I always enjoys playing games and babysitting Shaun when you lived next door.

  3. She will be missed by us but she is in a better place. She was loved by everyone who who had the privilege of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  4. George, although we have never met, our common experiences on tin cans off Vietnam have formed a friendship
    The loss of your wife added another connection. . I married Beth 6 months after I was discharged in 74. Beth died the day after Christmas last year, 2 days before our 48th anniversary
    May remembering the good times together over those 51 years help you as you grieve her death. Thinking of the good does help but the loss of your soulmate is difficult. I tear up over hymns, songs from 60’s & 70’s, and coming across some object in our home. It happens and is not something to be ashamed for.
    Praying for you and family in your loss. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  5. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Trowbridge and Adams family. I would not wish the pain and suffering that goes along with cancer on anyone that had to endure it. George, you have my deepest sympathy. Pat Adams

  6. George, I am so sorry that your wife has passed away. I read your book and know how much you two loved each other and how the Navy framed your lives for more than twenty years. Please kerp in touch.

  7. So Sorry to hear this sad sad news George be strong , my thoughts and prayers are with you

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