Janice McIntosh, a retired director of the Carson City Senior Center and resident of Sparks, NV, died on May 9th, 2021 at the age of 71 from her long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Janice is survived by her children, Maradee McIntosh and Morgan Langtimm; her grandchildren Remington and Reagan Langtimm; son-in-law Jeff Langtimm; brother and sister-in-law George and Carrie McIntosh; niece Laura Hawkins, nephew Brian McIntosh, and her best friend for more than three decades, Denise Higgins.
Janice was born in Chula Vista, California on August 19, 1949 to Florina Koller and Robert Bowen. She graduated from the University of San Diego, California. After college, she attended Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island and became part of the last graduating class of all women Navy officers. She married Albert J. McIntosh and was married for over 25 years before Albert died in 1999. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time outside.
Janice was a devoted mother, an advocate for senior care, and dedicated her life to helping others. Janice created day care facilities in Oahu for full-time working Navy women, was a social worker, and worked for aging services and the Reno Housing Authority. She was the director of Care and Share, which was a non-profit agency that provided meals to seniors at the Washoe County Senior Center and the Meals-on-Wheels program.
Later in life, she became a real estate agent, and finished her career directing the Carson City Senior Center. During her time in Carson, Janice expanded the senior center, improved the thrift shop, built senior apartments, and provided services for seniors battling Alzheimer’s. Her legacy towards helping seniors was unparalleled and will live on.
Towards the end of Janice’s life, she had outstanding caretakers who dedicated their lives to making her happy; Gloria Korngold, Nucharee Yokdang, and all the staff at South Meadows Residential Care Home. Janice loved them all very much.
Condolences may be offered in donations towards the following organizations: South Meadows Residential Care Home, which Janice lived in her last year; Seniors Helping Seniors, which brought care into her home; and last but not least, the Alzheimer’s Association of Reno Nevad