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Bishop, Janet Ilka,

79, of San Clemente, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 18th 2012, after an 18 year battle with lung cancer, surrounded by her five children. Janet was born in Worthing, England to Theodore and Frieda Perkins, on September 20, 1933. She had a wonderful childhood on the island of Trinidad with her 4 brothers and 7 sisters. At age 20 she met and married a US Marine stationed there, Private Francis Bishop, on April 24, 1954. Their son Robert was born on Trinidad. Daughters Wendy and Mona were born in Virginia, son Jay, in Illinois and daughter Jessica in San Clemente. She was a wonderful military wife for 17 years, her toughest one being 1966, when Frank was in Vietnam. She loved dressing up each year for The Marine Corps Ball and dancing the night away with Frank. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play various sports at San Clemente High School. Janet loved to collect dolls and decorate her house for Christmas. Everyone got to crack open one of her Christmas Crackers when they came to visit. Her family lived all over the world and she used to love to visit with them on the phone and in person when she could. She also enjoyed listening and dancing to Calypso music, which reminded her of her life on Trinidad. Later in life she enjoyed watching her game shows and playing Bingo at the San Clemente Senior Center, where she made some wonderful friends. When her husband Frank passed away in 2006, Janet was fortunate enough to have all 5 of her children living close by. Janet is survived by her children, Bob Bishop, Wendy Yoder (Bob), Mona Ferner (Dave), Jay Bishop and Jessica Bishop; grandchildren, Brook Bishop (Rain), Kristi Bishop, Curtis Yoder (Shari), Cory Yoder, Erin Yoder, Cody Ferner, Luke Bishop and Jacob Bishop; great-grandchild, Bodhi Bishop; her brother, Bernard Perkins (Margo); sisters, Gwen Forbes (Robin), Mona Kuester, Hazel Mosca, Frieda Derrick, Wendy Poppe (Joe) and Brenda De Frietas (Eddie); many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by brothers, Sidney, Trevor and Dickie Perkins. Sister Susan Perkins. We would like to thank Companion Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorial services pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Mission Hospital Foundation, 27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 27, 2012
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