Janet was born June 4, 1935, in Shelton, Wash., to Bernice and Vera (Gendron) Yenter. Her family later moved to Sedro-Woolley, where she graduated from Burlington-Edison High school in 1953.
She met the love of her life, Morris K. Jackson (Jack) and they were wed on May 24, 1958. They were stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey in 1966, where they chose to stay and make their home. They had been married 27 years when Jack passed away in 1986.
Janet was an avid sports fan, and her friends knew not to call during a Seahawks game or they would get seriously reprimanded for interrupting the game.
Janet lived on Whidbey Island for 52 years. She had many friends who will all miss her and her wonderful sense of humor. She was an auxiliary member of the CPO, VFW and American Legion.
She was preceded in death by her brother Dale Yenter of Redmond, Wash.
She is survived by her sister Ida Corbell of Anacortes and four children, Julia Wiggins of Oak Harbor, Mike Jackson of Anacortes, David and Whitney Jackson of Oak Harbor, and Kelly Troup of Oak Harbor. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who all brought her great joy.
We will all miss the great Christmases, parties and BBQs that she put on, and she will live in our hearts forever.
In order to honor her wishes, there will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, at Maple Leaf Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved Jack. A celebration of life will follow at the American Legion Post 129 in Oak Harbor.