Janice Lee Fulks was born Dec. 10, 1931 at Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Guy and Matilda (Lindeman) Fulks. She attended school in Atlantic, graduating from the Atlantic High School in 1949, and worked in Dr. Needle's office. On Aug. 26, 1951, Janice married Archibald John George Mackay, Jr. at the Presbyterian Church in Atlantic. The couple made their home in Atlantic until moving to Archie's family farm at Aurelia in the spring of 1955.
Janice was a Rainbow Girl, a member of the Alta Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, and Past Grand Electa of the Grand Chapter of Iowa, a member of the Jolly Janes, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alta. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, singing, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and helping on the farm. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.
Janice died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Preceding Janice in death were her parents; two sons, Iain in infancy, and David Mackay; one granddaughter, Angel Marie Mackay; one brother, Max Fulks; and two sisters, Margaret Hjortshoj and Jean Peterson.
Survivors include her husband Archie of Alta; four daughters, Bonnie and her husband Roy Beukelman of Storm Lake; Lori and her husband Clayton Diischer of Alta; Tami and her husband James Douglas of Pewakee, Wis.; and Robin and her husband Mark Meyer of Algona; a daughter-in-law, Annette Mackay of Fort Dodge; and twelve grandchildren, Archie Mackay, Iain Mackay, Alex Mackay, Emily Beukelman, Travis and his wife Robin Diischer, Ryan and his wife Allison Diischer, Kyle and his wife Kelly Diischer, Corey and his wife Holly Diischer, Shannon Douglas, Samantha Douglas, Gavin Meyer, and Tatum Meyer; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Robert and his wife Margaret Mackay of Bridgewater, Va. and James and his wife Anita Mackay of Manitoba, Canada; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.