Janice Marie (Ruddock) Hare


Janice Marie (Ruddock) Hare, 74, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was born in Gonzales, TX on May 24, 1947, to Otis Ruddock and Annie Willie (Ables) Ruddock, who have preceded her in death, along with sister, Virginia Ann Irle, and brother-in-law, Bill Irle.

She grew up going to the East Side Baptist Church where she met the love of her life, Clifford W. Hare, Jr. while playing volleyball with the group from Memorial Heights Church. They shared a lifetime of friendship and memories with Billy (Bill Smith) from the time they were kids to adulthood.

Janice and Clifford were married Nov. 6, 1965 and shared 55 wonderful years together. In the early years of their marriage, Clifford was stationed in Germany where they met Carl Parsons and became best friends. They often explored Europe together when they were on leave. They continued their friendship after returning to the states with him and his wife, Karol Parsons.

Janice and Clifford moved to the coast for work where she worked for 17 years for GTE telephone company and made many friends. She loved playing softball on the company softball team.

In 1991 they started building their retirement place back in Gonzales in the country. She loved sitting on the patio in the evenings, tending to her flowers and trees.

She was very devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and tried to help them in any way she could. She was very organized and planned everything down to the last detail. She loved traveling and seeing new places and loved doing things with her family as family was very important to her.

She is survived by her husband: Clifford W. Hare, Jr.; daughters: Cynthia (Cindy) Hare Gosch and Candy Hare Kocian; grandsons: Cody Mashburn, Tyler Kocian, Justin Gosch; great-grandchildren: Wesley Barr, Luna Kocian, and unborn baby Jayce. She is also survived by her brother: James (Bubba) Ruddock and his wife, Gloria Kay Ruddock; nieces: Donna and Cherry; nephews: Billy and Chad; as well as other family and friends. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed by many.

Private family service to be held at a later date. In lieu of usual remembrances, please make donations to any cancer society. Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.