Born October 1, 1924 peacefully continued her life into eternity on April 25, 2013. Born in Des Moines, IA Janet was the daughter of U of R Professor Harold Woodrow and Hazel Silcox. They moved to Redlands, CA when Janet was 5 years old. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music class of 1946, obtaining music degrees in piano and organ. After graduation she became a homemaker residing in Columbus, OH until 1973 when she moved back to Redlands to help her parents. Janet's love for music and playing the piano continued into the later years of her life. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Janet moved to Columbus to recuperate at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.
Janet was involved with many organizations in her beloved Redlands: PEO Chapter DW, Spinet, Redlands Historical Museum Association, Contemporary Club, Redlands Art Association and Plymouth Village Associates. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Redlands since childhood.
Janet is survived by son Jeffrey (Christi) Cox of Ithaca, NY, daughter Jennifer (Robert) McGonigle of Columbus, OH, step-sons Michael Budd of Costa Mesa, CA and Jeff Budd of Sitka, AK, grandchildren Aaron (Leeann) McGonigle, Amy Maldonado both of Columbus, and Benji Cox of Los Angeles along with 7 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Velva Woodrow of Yucaipa, nephew Jerry (Sherry) Woodrow of Redlands, niece Linda (Larry) Kilday of Yucaipa, several great nieces and nephews and many longtime friends in Redlands. Janet is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Elmer M. Cox DDS and Col. Hyme Budd (ret.), grandson Adam McGonigle, brother Roger Woodrow and nephew Jim Woodrow. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Redlands, 51 W. Olive Ave., Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on June 16, 2013