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11/1/2012 2:07:00 PM
Janice Rianda

Janice Evelyn Rianda died Oct. 27. She was 73.

Mrs. Rianda was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Tillamook. She graduated from Tillamook High School in 1957, and went on to earn a degree in journalism from University of Oregon in 1961.  She worked for a number of nonprofits, including University of Oregon News Bureau (senior staff writer), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, News Bureau and locally with Tolstoy Foundation (refugee resettlement), YMCA Portland corporate office (marketing and communications), Nickelsen Clark Advertising (public relations), Dental Aid for Children in Washington County (public relations and fundraising) and Volunteer Works (recruitment coordinator and PR specialist).

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David Rianda; two children, son, Christopher Rianda (Heidi) and daughter, Jill Rianda; and two grandchildren; siblings Pat Andersen (Bob), John Kautto (Judy), Carla Kelly, Christie Gettle and Paige McMillen (Gary); brother-in-law, Leland Rianda (Nancy); and 14 nieces and nephews, their spouses and children.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at St. Rose of Lima Church.

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