Jeanette June Janowski Jeanette "Jean" June "Jean" Janowski

1934 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Jeanette June Janowski Jeanette "Jean" June "Jean" Janowski Obituary
Jeanette "Jean" June Janowski June 15, 1934 - November 22, 2013 Jeanette "Jean" June Janowski, 79, of Bakersfield, CA - June 15, 1934 to November 22, 2013. Affectionately known as "Booboo", Jean was a native of Bakersfield born to Stan and Thelma Janowski. She was the oldest of 3 sisters; Joann J. Janowski (McWilliams), (deceased)(husband Glen) and Judy J. Clifford(husband Milton). After graduating from East High School she married Donald J. Border on July 23, 1955 and went on to have five wonderful sons: Brandan M. Border (wife, April), Kevin S. Border, Donald Scott "Scooter" Border, Jeffrey C. Border (deceased) and John Border (wife, Gigi) . She had a high spirit, a strong opinion and an even larger heart. She never forgot to send a card with words of wisdom, love and humor - no matter what the occasion was. She spent Bakersfield summers at Cayucos Beach with her boys and fried up all the fish they would catch from the pier. She loved a good game of Scrabble, playing Bridge and reading. She traveled the world with her mother and her sisters. After the boys left home she bought the bar "Players" on Oak Street then she moved it to the famous "Blackboard" location on Chester and called it "Tyme Out". She was the diva of dive bars and all of her patrons loved her. During that time she moved to Ventura, CA and lived on the sailboat "Sea Free" where she enjoyed many adventures to the Channel Islands. But after a time she desired to return to her roots in Bakersfield and came back to be with her family and dog Petey. A strong determination to live kept her with us as she celebrated her 79th birthday with more than 30 family and friends, with the great-grand girls helping to blow out the candles. She was larger than life and meant the world to her sons, just as they did to her. Jean had 9 grand children: Shane M. Border, Jennifer Lantz (husband, Eric), Mike Kohlman(wife Jessica), Chris Kohlman(Liz), Chloe Border (deceased), Amelia Border, Hailey Criswell, Caleb Criswell, Josh Criswell (wife, Laura) as well as 5 great-grand children: Avery Lantz, Julie Lantz, Bella Kohlman, Jayden Kohlman and Jack Criswell. At the end of her life she found peace and comfort that only comes from Jesus. Psalm 49:15 "For He shall receive me" A special thanks to Hoffman Hospice for there care that they provided. A very special thanks to Kevin and Jenny for there tireless commitment and dedication to our BooBoo! In lieu of flowers it is encouraged to donate to St Vincent DePaul. Booboo will be missed by her family and friends forever. We love you Booboo. Private family service www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2013
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