May 30, 1951 ~ June 9, 2017
Janet Moe Lund passed away after a long illness on June 9 with her beloved daughter Anna by her side. Janet was born in 1951 in Ithaca, New York where her father Edward Moe taught at Cornell University. From 1964 to 1982 Edward was a professor of sociology at the University of Utah, and Executive Director of the Bureau of Community Development. Her mother Lois was active in many social causes. Her late parents inspired Janet's life-long commitment to helping those in need. After outstanding participation in student government at East High School, Janet received her undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark College, and her graduate degree in education at the University of Utah.
Janet's greatest passion was the upbringing of Anna for which she prepared herself by years of teaching gifted and talented students at Franklin Elementary School. She won many awards for her remarkable teaching. Later she specialized in finding just the right book for young readers at the King's English bookstore. Children loved her, and thrived at her presentations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Janet had a gift for friendship, and she will remain alive in the memories of all those she touched with her intelligence, warmth, kindness, and thoughtfulness. Above all, she adored, and was adored by, her daughter Anna.
In addition to Anna, Janet is survived by her sisters Marylyn Moe, Debra (Jim) Gabriel, and Thomas Lund, her caregiver and dearest friend during her final years. Gigi, a cavalier King Charles spaniel, was a faithful companion.
Memorial services will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. A reception will follow at a location to be announced at the service. Private burial the following day.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to the Children's Service Society, 124 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2017.