August 13, 1944 - July 12, 2023


Janice Olivia Riendeau

Janice “Jan” Riendeau of San Leandro, California, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2023, in Nebraska with her family by her side. She was 78 years old and will be missed by all who knew her.

Jan was born August 13, 1944, in Oakland, California, and always felt thankful to her birth family for giving her the opportunity to live her best life. Her parents William and Florence (Borba) Silva and brother Keith were the best family and loved her unconditionally.

She grew up in Berkley until the family moved to Danville. In 1962 she graduated from San Ramon High School. In 1965, her daughter was born and they lived in Pleasant Hill before moving to Placerville. She later moved to Tahoe before marrying John “Bud” Riendeau on December 16th, 1991. They lived their happily ever after in San Leandro.

Everywhere that Jan lived or worked she made friends, many of whom remained lifelong friends. She had a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile, and looked at life as an adventure. She loved crafting, reading, golfing, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her brother, sister-in-law Ginger, daughter Tami, stepson Jeff Riendeau, and stepdaughters Kathy (Rick) McRoberts and Misty Riendeau; grandchildren Eric Baker, Megan (Eric) Kuehl, Matt (Arielle) Baker, Kate (Brendon) Sinsel, Melissa (Justin) Roberts, Tyler Riendeau, Garret Riendeau, Travis (Sara) McRoberts and Adam Riendeau Padilla; great-grandchildren Henry & Isaac Kuehl, Adara & Orion Baker, Kellen Sinsel, Baby Roberts (due in October), Roscoe & Pepper McRoberts and Bradley Riendeau; numerous nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.

She will be laid to rest with graveside services at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1965 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette, CA on July 26, 2023 at 2:00 and a celebration of life will follow at Pleasant Hill Senior Center dining room, 233 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill, CA from 3:00 to 5:00.

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