WILSEY, Janice Louise

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Last Name
Given Names
Janice Louise
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Ukiah, California
Native American
Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Non-Temple Relatives
Hank Wilsey (father); Barbara Wilsey (mother)
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Round Valley Reservation Headquarters Cemetery, Covelo, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Cottage 22
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26dd); social welfare (Maaga)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
ACAO (RYMUR 89-4286-C-8-a-26a); Farm Management—Crops, Field Crew Supervisor; Agriculture and Livestock Commission Analyst (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4a); Farm Management (supervisor); Analyst (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-A-11); Legislative Steering Committee (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978); Citrus (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4a)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“You confided to Jones about your suicidal feelings as heard in the documantary the people of peoples temple. It is a shame how Jones misguided you. May you rest in peace as you so deserve. ” - Casey Strain

“I first saw this cute young woman in a video. On the screen it showed her name and below that read "Died in Jonestown." When I saw that, it really hit a nerve. Seeing her alive but knowing she was now dead. And her not knowing what was going to happen as she talked about Jim Jones, I could feel a lump in my throat. She confided in Jones about her suicidal tendencies. It is so ironic that she would later die in a mass suicide, and as well one orchestrated by a man who was supposed to help her overcome these tendencies. I hope she is resting peacefully. And my heartfelt condolences go out to her family. Sincerely, Barry Odette Ontario Canada ” - Barry Odette

“Jan Wilsey is my cousin. She met Jim Jones in high school at Ukiah High in Cal.She then joined peoples temple in redwood vallley,ca.shortly after,she was a peoples temple member for 13 years of her short life,she was born and raised in ukiah,cal.she went to help build in guyana in 1974,i was 8 yrs old when we recieved the horrible new's about the death's of jonestown,her father was hank wilsey and her mother was barbara wilsey,she was the middle child with a older brother sam and her younger brother doug.cousin you were never for gotton and you will alway's be loved and missed,as for the video ''the people of people's temple'' that you were in,please remeber that she was a teen when this video was made. also she was buried on our tribal land in covelo,ca.if any one remember's my cousin janice wilsey feel free to contact me. her cabin mate's were shirley baisley,ruby bright,patsy johnson,saleata johnson,mabel cordell,gail chaikin,casey finney,laketta franklin,jann gurvich,ava inghram,rhonda page and wanda souder they were all in cabin 22.R.I.P JANICE LOUISE WILSEY WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU... ” - wilsey family

Janice Louise Wilsey: A Profile” - Heidi König-Porstner