Janice Hines

Aug. 12, 1942-Sept. 11, 2020

Janice Hines, 78, Minot,

formerly of Glenburn and

Bellevue, WA, died Fri-

day, September 11, 2020

in a Minot hospital.

Janice was born August

12, 1942 in Minot, ND to

Ernest and Garnet (Seide-

man) Preabt. She grew up

in Glenburn, where she

was active in 4H and nur-

tured her love for horses

and taking great pride in

her very own Palomino

horse, Pindy. She graduat-ed from Glenburn High

School in 1961. She at-

tended the Trinity School

of Nursing Program in

Minot and graduated in

1964 where she became a

registered nurse.

Janice was married to

Melvin Hines Sr. from

1963-1970. They lived in

Seattle for a couple years

before moving to Bel-

levue, WA and were

blessed with a son and


Janice worked at Over-

lake Medical Center in

Bellevue for over 28 years

of her life. She started her

career as an OB nurse,

worked as an ER trauma

nurse and finally transi-

tioned to an OR surgical

recovery nurse where she

truly found her passion.

Janice was a very

knowledgeable and meti-

culous in her work where

she often helped train and

guide others. Janice re-

turned to North Dakota in

1997, calling Minot home.

She worked part-time for

a few years as a nurse for

an outreach oral/dental

surgeon that supplied ser-

vices to the reservations

in North Dakota. She re-

tired in the early 2000’s.

Janice had a tenacious

but caring spirit, like

many other Leo’s. She

adored her cats very

much; Stormy of 23 years

and Tag of 10+ years. She

was very independent and

could be stubborn to a

fault. Janice was a private

person but was still ap-

proachable with a good

sense of humor. She took

great pride in helping and

caring for others especial-ly when it came to medi-

cal advice. She was an

avid collector, enjoyed

giveaways and playing

games of chance, entering

contests, game shows,

travel, camping, and pros-

pecting for gold and

semi-precious gems. Jan-

ice was an artist who

liked to create

3-dimensional art for

work-related contests,

often placing 1st-3rd

place. She was skilled

with a brush and a pen

with high aspirations to

be like Grandma Moses.

Janice wanted to write

several books about her

life and create illustrated

books on animal life. She

was brave, tenacious and

a survivor, as well as, in-

credibly generous espe-

cially to those in need.

She will be deeply


Janice is survived by:

her son Melvin Hines Jr.

and daughter Laura Gar-

net, both of Washington;

grandchildren Kallista

and Preston Garnet; broth-

ers John and Duane Preabt

of North Dakota and

nephews Tim and Shawn


Janice was preceded in

death by: her parents; Er-

nest and Garnet Preabt

and brother Jerry Preabt.

Celebration of Janice’s

Life will be held on

9/20/2020 at 1 pm at Zion

Lutheran Church, Minot.

A livestream of the ser-

vice can be found by ac-

cessing the link in her

website obituary. Due to

coronavirus pandemic, so-

cial distancing will be ob-

served and masks are re-


Memorials are preferred

to the Souris Valley An-

imal Shelter, Minot, ND

and foundation for

Domestic Violence Crisis

Center, Minot


Memories and con-

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