In Memory

Janette Louise (Jan) Steele (Nyce)

Janette L. Nyce

[Age 58] A gifted singer, she served as a tireless volunteer, helping to raise money for various community groups.

"She had a youthful, positive ... spirit that unselfishly gave to any cause where she was needed," a friend said.

August 13, 2007|By Jill Rosen | Jill Rosen,Sun reporter

Janette Louise Nyce, a volunteer who enjoyed singing, died Aug. 4 of a brain tumor at her Glyndon home. She was 58.

Born Janette Louise Steele in San Diego to a military family, Mrs. Nyce moved from California to Philadelphia to Newport, R.I., and eventually to Annapolis where her father, Dr. Marshall K. Steele Jr., was assigned as an orthopedic surgeon at the Naval Academy.

She graduated in 1966 from Annapolis High School. She then attended the University of Maryland, College Park and earned a bachelor's degree in music and art. Several years later, she went back to earn another bachelor's degree in journalism.