G. Janette Smith was born in Waverly, NE to Earl and Bessie Smith on September 23, 1929. She passed away on May 23, 2022, in El Dorado Hills, CA, at the age of 92. She married John Stanley Smith in 1947 at the age of 18, and they remained married 61 years until Stan’s death in 2008.
Janette was a devout follower of Jesus and deeply invested in her church. She was a devoted homemaker who took great joy in making her home an inviting place for her family and friends over many decades as a rooted member of her community. She loved nurturing her garden, caring for her flowers, and cultivating a beautiful space that felt clean and welcoming. She also had a keen eye for design and delighted in making crafts as an expression of her creativity.
She is survived by five children: daughter Julie (Lee) Wilson of Wells, NV; John (Deb) Smith of Newport, OR; Dave (Cheryl) Smith of Newport, OR; Randy (Linda) Smith of Crescent City, CA; and Kathy (Jeff) Myers of Placerville, CA. She and Stan also adopted and raised Lynea Smith, who is deceased.
Janette had 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
If you have a memory of Janette to share, please post it on the following website: www.newlywords.com/remembering-janette-smith
A graveside service that is open to the public will be held on September 24, 2022, at 11 a.m. at I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Crescent City, CA.