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Janet Williams

That is a wrap! Jan got an offer she couldn’t refuse. She was excited to accept the call to meet her Heavenly Father.

The beautiful life of Jan began July 24, 1935, in Little Rock, Ark. That was 82 years ago, which is 4,303 weeks, 30,129 days and 723,096 hours ago. Not long enough for those of us she leaves behind. Jan lived a life full of adventure and grace; she truly loved every minute of it.

At 3:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, her Heavenly Father was ready for Jan. Her battle with breast cancer had finally come to an end with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and an amazing friend to all.

Jan had a charismatic way about her that drew people in. She never met a stranger, as she always opened her arms and heart to family and friends. At some point, she probably called you “Sweetie.” Everyone loved her stories about the adventures she took, about her jobs and where she had traveled. She was fun-loving and always had a new joke to tell. She would undoubtedly find a way to make you laugh.

With a compassionate heart, she would always take the time to ask how you were doing and listen! You could count on her to give you her solicited, or unsolicited, advice.

Over these past few years living at Glencroft in Glendale, Ariz., she immersed herself into the community with her energetic personality. She was known for dressing up in a variety of goofy outfits (clown, gypsy) for events just to make people smile. On a normal day, you would see her looking radiant with her colorful outfits, jewelry and nail polish, and of course, she always had lipstick to match.

Over her wonderful life, Jan had a variety of jobs and passions. Cooking was something she loved and did very well. Mexican food was very true to her heart, and she loved to make fudge. She was a florist for many years and was very creative, as she still enjoyed embellishing every door wreath that was ever bought for her to make them uniquely different.

One of her points of pride working for Jenny Craig as a counselor was her numerous awards, which she still talked about after all those years. She was the happiest working for Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, where she used and compiled more than 30 years’ experience in hotel management and customer care. She cherished her time and friendships she made while working there. She loved to move and travel for work. You could say she lived coast to coast throughout her life.

Her beautiful legacy leaves behind her two daughters, Paula and Pam (Kirk). She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Misty (Chris), Justin (Debbie), Jarret and Jeffery (Jasmine); 10 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Caleb, Madison, Heath, Joseph, Adelyn, Gracie, Savannah, Nathan and Landon; one sister, MaryAnn (Buddy); two nieces, Sarah (Jimmy) and Elizabeth (Ryan); and one nephew, Neil (Tammy).

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Annie Robinson, and her brothers, Charles and Jimmy Robinson.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Valley and Glencroft Assisted Living for making her comfortable and her last years the best.

Jan would always say at the end of every conversation, “Love you… I’ll talk at you later.”
With that said, we love you, Jan, and we will miss you every day. Our hearts are heavy but happy for yours. We will talk at you later!

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