Janet Hughes Mersereau

Portland, Oregon

1947 - 2019


Portland, Oregon


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Janet Hughes MersereauSept. 24, 1947 - Aug. 5, 2019 Janet Hughes Mersereau, an effervescent other-oriented gift to the world, was born in Dayton, Wash., Sept. 24, 1947, to Raymond and Corneil. She died peacefully after a courageous seven-year battle with lobular breast cancer at St. Vincent's...

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Janet's Loving Trek poem was read by Father Phillip as it was in our wedding day, now on our August 8, 2018 31st wedding anniversary.

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Brad Mersereau's & Margaret Hudson's remembrance remarks at Janet Hughes Mersereau's Ascension Episcopal Parish Grand Celebration of Life Service, August 24, 2019

Janet Hughes 1st Row 3rd From Left- Prosser Jr. HS

Mortar Board was proud to claim Janet as a member of our national society of scholar-servant-leaders. Please know of our deep sympathy and most sincere regard for the way that she lived Mortar Board's Ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.

Jane Hamblin, Executive Director,
writing from the National Office of
Mortar Board in Columbus, Ohio

Dear Brad: I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Janet. I am grateful to have become acquainted with her through my friendship with you. She radiated warmrth and acceptance. I know from your stories of her impact on the community and so many lives. I found her to be modest about the extent of those contributions. She will be forever missed and fondly remembered.


Brenda Ray Scott

Janet has impacted so many lives, and will continue to do so in various ways. I'm sad not to have met her in person, but I feel like I have known her for a long time through letter correspondence. Each time a letter arrived, I would close my door and enjoy learning more - not only about her but lessons from her messages. Each time I award a scholarship in Janet's name she will be warmly remembered. The first four scholarship recipients were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet her via...

I loved your stories, your kindness, your warmth, and your friendship, my cousin, through the whole length of our lives. We will all miss you so much, and will remember you with acts of kindness in your honor. Love, Peggy

Over forty years of friendship, you never ceased to amaze me with your wisdom, selflessness, compassion and unfailing support. You will be deeply missed Jan. Love, Kris