Janette Hall (1925 - 2017)

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Janette Hall passed away peacefully with her loved ones at her side at the Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska, on Dec. 14, 2017, at the age of 92. She was born on Oct. 20, 1925, in Tampa, Fla.
She met the love of her life when she was 13 years old. They were wed on Sept. 17, 1942, in Tampa. Love abounded as their small family grew. They had their four children while living in Florida. In the early '50s they left Florida. After spending close to a decade in search of their permanent home, they arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska. They arrived in Fairbanks with everything they owned in the trunk of their car in February 1959, right after Alaska became a state. With opportunity knocking, time in Fairbanks was short and Anchorage became their home.
The summer of 1960 the family moved to Anchorage. Janette spent her days working at Rexall Drug Store in downtown Anchorage. During this time, they made their home in the Sand Lake area. Anchorage seemed to be a great fit for the family: Evan and Janette made many new friends and became involved in the community. Janette's smile and magnetic personality drew many to her and she loved to include her family in their activities. As her children grew, Janette and Evan found themselves drawn to community organizations such as Lions Club and Pioneers of Alaska. In 1997 they were crowned Pioneers of Alaska King and Queen of Regents. Janette made a beautiful Queen.
As time went on she would be found doing what she truly enjoyed with these organizations and at a job she truly loved and enjoyed. Anchorages shopping mall history wouldn't be the same without the smell of fresh cinnamon treats made at Mrs. Cinnabuns Famous Alaskan Cinnamon Rolls, where Janette was lovingly known as Mrs. Cinnabun. She enjoyed the smiles these tasty treats would bring to her customers faces.
Janette is preceded in death by her late husband, Evan; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Ernie and Sandy Hall of Anchorage, Buster and Cheryl Hall of Arcadia, Fla., Harmon and Pauli of Homer, Alaska, and Mary and Bob McCain of Willow, Alaska; and her sister, Nadel Spivey of Plant City, Fla. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Her true happiness came from being with her family and the highlights of her life were the many visits from them all.
Janette's services are planned for Dec. 18, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Dimond Boulevard Baptist Church, 3616 West Dimond Boulevard in Anchorage. The visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., prior to the services. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contribute to the Anchorage Cemetery Bell Tower project at www.AnchorageParkFoundation.org/donate. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 17, 2017