Obits — Janet G. Smith

Janet Smith
Janet Smith

Janet Grace (Jensen) Smith died peacefully in her home in Green Valley, Ariz. on Dec. 21, 2012 after a brave battle with cancer. A kind, loving, funny, strong, adventurous woman, she inspired all who met her. One of triplets, Janet grew up in Rosemount, Minn. with seven other older brothers and sisters. She also spent much of the last 12 years in Norwood Young America. Before retirement Janet was an RN bringing comfort to many. She loved to travel, visiting family and friends. Near her kids in Minnesota, winters in Arizona and summers in northern Wisconsin were three places she felt at home.

Janet is preceded in death by parents Fred and Marie Jensen; brother Harry Jensen, sister Ann Marie Devendorf, Robert Smith and baby boy Lee Allen Smith.

She is survived by daughters Linda Smith Zellman, Peggy Braun (Curt), Jennifer Smith and Shannon Smith; grandkids Stephanie, Abby, Samantha, Lee, Ben and Andy and great-grandson Avery; brothers and sisters Arnie (Clem) Jensen, Helen Keatley, Alice Nobel (Dale), Joyce Luna, Jim Jensen (Donna), Judy Smalley, and JoAnn Jurries (Jerry). Also, long time companion Roger Frigon, her dog Ripley and many, many more dear family and friends.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.