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St. James Catholic Church
Tuesday May 8th, 2018

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Janice Corbett

Janice L (Wimmer) Corbett passed away peacefully at home in Davis, CA, on April 29, 2018 at the age of 47, after a year-long struggle with cancer.   Mourning her passing are her sons, Anthony and Dominic Corbett; husband, Larry Corbett; parents, Herb and Christine Wimmer of Winters; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Wimmer) and Steve Veatch of Cottonwood; niece and husband, Katie (Veatch) and Bobby Collins of Sacramento; nephew, Ensign Cody Veatch, USN; uncles and aunts, Tony and Janet (Wimmer) Baiocchi and Chris and Paula Wimmer; sister-in-law and husband, Lisa (Corbett) and Jim Bouchard; brother-in-law and wife, Tim and Susan Corbett; cousins, nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends and colleagues, both locally and around the world.

Janice was born on February 23, 1971 in San Pablo, CA to Herb and Christine Wimmer. She was a long time resident of Davis where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Pinole, CA at the age of 18. She graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Managerial Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  In 2005, she earned a Master of Business Administration with High Honors from Golden Gate University.

Janice began her career in 1995, working for the Institute for Fiduciary Education and later for Barclays Global Investors but soon found her way back to UC Davis.  During her time as a student there, she had become immersed in campus activities, serving on the Picnic Day Board, Dean’s Student Advisory Committee in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, as well as many others, and it was her dream to someday return to work for the campus she loved.  In 2003, Janice began work for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA), starting as the Membership Manager, and rising to Associate Executive Director, with time as Interim Executive Director.  Corbett was actively recruited to become the Associated Students of UC Davis’ (ASUCD) Business Manager in 2013 and graciously accepted the offer; she has had the privilege to serve the students and University in this capacity over the past five years.

Family and friends can pay their respects at the funeral mass, officiated by Father Rey Bersabal, on Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. at St James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street, Davis, California. Those who wish to sign a guestbook online may do so at: www.smith-funerals.com

Memorial contributions may be made in Janice's name to one of her favorite charities. Dominican Mission Foundation, P.O. Box 15367, San Francisco, CA 94115-0367, www.dominicanmission.org; Special Olympics of Northern California, 3480 Buskirk Ave, Ste. 340 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; and St. James School Music Program, 1215 B Street, Davis, CA 95616, 530-756-3946 www. jsdavis.com.

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Janice was such a friendly, bubbly, wonderful person. I got to know her when her son Tonio was in our Cub Scout den. She loved her sons and was such a fantastic mother and wife. I'm truly saddened to hear of her death.

Kathy Glatter May 16 2018 12:00 AM

All my love to you and the family Larry. May the grace of the lord fill you hearts. You are loved my friend.

Debbie and David Reifer May 14 2018 12:00 AM

We are still shaking our heads that all of this actually happened. I'm sure like all of you, we wish we could just wake up from this all and not be were we are. Our prayers have been with all of you throughout this whole process. I've attached a photo from many years ago... Janice has always been a people person, and this photo shows her, her sister Nancy, her father Herb, his father Herb, and his mother Gertrude Wimmer. One of two 4 generation photo. Family is everything.Christian, Rebekah and Mike, Naomi - Shane and Lucy, Uncle Chris and Aunt Paula send our love and continue to pray for your peace.

Chris Wimmer May 5 2018 12:00 AM

We have so many wonderful memories I couldn't begin to recount them. I do know Janice was a bright light wherever she went, and she is still shining on us, urging us to be our best selves. I thank God for the precious love we shared. She will always remain in our hearts.

Janet Baiocchi May 4 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you!

Nancy Veatch May 4 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you during this most difficult time.

Jodie Schwartzfarb May 3 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.

Patty Salles May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you very much for your prayers and friendship! Love, Herb and Christine

Nancy Veatch May 3 2018 12:00 AM

On behalf of the family, please accept our appreciation for your expression of sympathy.

Nancy Veatch May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Herb and Christine, we are lifting you in prayer and asking God's comfort and hope as you deal with your precious daughter's passing. She was a lucky girl indeed to have you as parents. When Jim and I worked for you, Herb, you wore that twinkle proud when you spoke of your girls. Jim remembers the photo of you in your FACMAN corvair with your bright-eyed cheerleaders in the back. No one can take those moments away. God's peace. Much love. Jim and Jerri Flynn

Jim and Jerri Flynn May 2 2018 12:00 AM

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