Janet Moe Lund
1951 - 2017
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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.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2017.
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August 16, 2020
I am heartbroken to learn of the death of my favorite teacher. I knew her as Ms. Adamson and was her student from 1st to 6th grade at Franklin Elementary. She changed my life for the better by fostering my curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. I love her so much.
Amy Huie
June 14, 2017
Dear Tom and Anna,
It was such an honor to care for Janet in the final years of her life, yet I also know that we did not know the real Janet. Still, we could feel her sweet spirit even through the disease.
It is my hope and prayer that you will feel the love and prayers of so many Bristol staff. I personally adored my times with her playing music, stroking the dog, and often smiling and giggling.
May you feel some peace and love in these days of grief and the opening of a new chapter.
With grace, blessing, and sympathy,
Rev. Nancy Cormack-Hughes
Bristol Hospice
Nancy Cormack-Hughes
June 13, 2017
Janet was an honorary member of our family for several years back in the day. She was so loving, kind and peaceful, and although I was very young then, she always treated me as if I were important and valued. (We didn't use those words back then -- I just thought she was the coolest girlfriend my brother Steven ever had.) Janet was just such a lovely person, who gave so much to so many. She will be greatly missed.
Miriam Harper
June 13, 2017
Tom and Anna, My thoughts are with you. I will always remember Janet as a sweet, thoughtful woman.
Miriam Bugden
June 12, 2017
We have such fond memories of: our very first meeting with Janet & Tom at a parents evening at The American School in London when Anna and Molly were 2nd graders newly transplanted to London from LA and SLC; our trip together to Portugal...renting that house with the pool, the sand dunes...eating out/cooking in...and just, discovering; and our visit to the Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire (remember Anna!?) when, it wasn't until we finally arrived and I thought your mom was saying we were going to the "Royal Doll Museum"...which, btw, made sense as I thought it was the museum of the dolls belonging to the Royal family. Good times we all had..and such fond memories. Bob and I are so sad to hear this...and so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Jane & Bob Oswaks
June 12, 2017
Janet was a kind, remarkable woman who was among my mother Helen's best and dearest friends. I met her when I was seven. She was the first adult outside my family who noticed I was smart and not just dopey. When I was seven she called that I would become a writer. Janet SAW me at a time in my life I felt very invisible, and it mattered deeply to me that she did. She changed how I thought about myself and I remember palpably how grateful I was to be near her on the days she babysat me.

Helen adored her. She wanted to be just like Janet who had the most beautiful handwriting and who wrapped Christmas gifts in new and gorgeous ways every year. Like Helen, she knew the art of the perfect, tiny gift.

She was an exceptional teacher & then I believe she joined Eastern airline so she could travel the world on free tickets, and during this part of her life she met Tom Lund and they married and had a daughter, Ana, she doted on like nobody's business. She became the children's book seller at King's English Bookstore. We didn't see her in these years, but I noticed a definite change in her when I visited from graduate school one year,

Janet's illness was so cruel, it seemed to unravel so much of what she'd cherished in gradations that made it hard for her community to see the change was medical. The world lost an adventurous, kind, giving woman with Janet, I am sad she didn't get to live the long life she deserved, but relieved she has been relieved of the anguish she lived with. I will always love and think of her.
Miah Arnold
June 11, 2017
Janet is at the top of the list when it comes to sincerity and friendship. She has a heart of gold. Rest in Peace.
Betsy Baker
Betsy Baker
June 11, 2017
She was lovely, and back in the day she was a terrific skier! Always saw her at Alta

Joan Draper
June 11, 2017
I am heartbroken about this. What a tender soul she was. I loved this girl. We stayed in touch over the years even though she was my sisters age. Peace be with you Janet.ove and hugs to you Marilyn.
Meg Averett
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