Our hearts are broken to announce the passing of our dear, sweet wife, mother, family member and friend Janet, age 50, on December 4, 2021.
Janet was one of a kind! She loved to laugh, was caring to a fault and always rooted for the underdog. She met life’s many challenges head-on, still thinking of others while dealing with her own struggles. She loved nature, animals, and taking pictures, documenting many happy memories both big and small.
Janet was born on August 2nd, 1971 to her dear parents Gordon Lee and Carolyn Ferguson, joining her big sister Gaylene. She was raised in Rose Park where she had many friends. She was originally named Leanna Mae, but when blessed, her dad pulled a surprise move and gave her the name Janet! It was especially startling to her mother!
She met her life-long sweetheart, Henry when he was 16 and she was 14. They married on September 6th, 1996 and had two children together, Randy and McKenna. Giving birth to Randy at a young age helped her learn to be responsible and she loved and nurtured him with all her heart. They grew up together and she was very proud of his accomplishments. Later on, McKenna’s birth was eagerly anticipated. At a few weeks of age her health problems became evident and Janet, Henry, and Randy rose to the challenge and cared for her with great tenderness and devotion.
Janet was the ultimate nurse! She earned her BSN from Westminster College in May 1996, graduating magna cum laude. She was smart, intuitive, and tireless in the care of her patients. Her knowledge and skills were also a blessing to her family and friends as she helped many of them navigate through very complicated medical issues.
Janet loved her family very much! She loved traveling to St George and Moab with them and was always up for a road trip. She had fun at family gatherings and could be counted on to be the life of any party. We will miss her hugs, her laugh, and her many smiles!
She leaves behind her loving husband Henry, her favorite son Randall Ferguson (Emily) and her beautiful daughter McKenna. Many friends and adopted family members also mourn her passing, along with her extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents Gordon “Lee” and Carolyn Hawkins Ferguson, and her sister Gaylene Chapman. We are confident they are having a glorious reunion!
Janet struggled with many health issues during her life, and we are grateful she is finally free of pain. As her loved ones, we would like to thank the many friends, neighbors and health care professionals that have watched over and cared for Janet and her family. Thank you and may you all be blessed for your kindness and loving care!
A memorial service will be Saturday December 18, 2021 at the Copperhill 4th Ward at 6710 West 4145 South, WVC, UT, 84128. There will be a family greeting from 9:30-10:45 with the service beginning at 11:00. In honor of Janet’s wishes, masks and social distancing are encouraged. Nobody wants to be sick for Christmas!
Please join us here if you cannot attend in person: http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/Events/saltlakehuntercopperhillstake