Mrs. Janet Louise Pierce, 75, wife, grandmother, mother, mentor, sister and friend to many died comfortably at the residence of her son Jon and daughter-in-law in Shelter Bay Sunday, March 9, 2014.
She and her surviving twin sister Joy Chapman were born in Brideport, Connecticut September 27, 1938. Her other surviving younger sister Dorothy May resides in Tucson, Arizona.
Janet and her husband James Parker Pierce who preceded her in death, graduated from the University of Arizona and moved to Mount Vernon in 1966 with their three young children Mark, Jonathan and Matthew. Together they raised a total of five boys including Jason and Aaron in the rural setting of the Skagit Valley.
Janet was a pharmacist by trade for nearly thirty years. She enjoyed her many flower and vegetable gardens ambling about the Skagit County farm and was the Fir-Conway gardening club president. Her hands, heart and mind where never idle, always creating, nurturing, learning and engaging in life, family, community and with many cultures around the world.
Survivors including the aforementioned are her brother-in-law Gary Chapman and son Allan Chapman, her daughters-in-law Tiffannie married to Jonathan, Tiffany married to Jason, Kerri married to Mark, 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Special family friends that maintained vigil are Kim Johnson, April Barker, Mary Batterberry, Richard, Carolyn, Jon and Tom Dixon and Volker Dankers, her surrogate sixth son and brother to the five boys.
A private service will be held Sunday at Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Kern Funeral Home. You may share your memories of Janet, and sign her online guest register at www.kernfuneralhome.com