Janie Jaynes
1945 - 2021
BORN
1945
DIED
2021
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Janie (Jane) Ellen Jaynes passed away on October 13, 2021 at the age of 76yrs. She was born on August 1, 1945 in Lodi, California to Grace and Robert Martin and was the youngest of 8 children.
Janie met the love of her life, Jesse Jaynes, at the age of 14. The story goes they met in high school when Janie was a freshman and Jesse a senior. They took one look at each other and fell fast and hard in love. They became inseparable and married at a little chapel in Reno on January 31, 1960.
Janie loved to take road trips and would always point out the cows along the way. She and Jesse would bicker and laugh the entire time. He always called her by his pet name, "whistle britches". She loved to go on vacation with her family, Lake Tahoe and Bodega bay were favorites. But no matter where she went, she had fun.
Janie's family was everything to her. She especially loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them. There are so many memories of her baking Christmas cookies every year with the grandkids. They enjoyed that so much. Janie had a sense of humor and loved to joke around with her grandkids. She also loved to watch scary movies with them. No matter what the situation, the grandkids knew they were loved.
Janie loved her family and friends with all her heart. She always had a warm hug and huge, beautiful smile. She made friends easily and kept them for life. She loved to sew, quilt, crochet, wear crazy themed sweaters and vests for every holiday, all things bears, and she loved her wigs. In fact, one of her sons remember them getting into a minor car accident when he was younger, and her wig flew off her head and stuck to the rear-view mirror. She laughed uncontrollably.
Janie was such a fun and happy person. She wasn't opposed to pushing the limit. It wasn't uncommon for her to haul ass down the street in her son's Super Bee or touching a turtle when she was told not to.
Janie worked for Lodi Unified School District as a bus driver from 1988-2010.
Janie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jesse J. Jaynes; sons, Robby L. Jaynes (Sherri), Jessie E. Jaynes (Sunnie), S. Craig Jaynes (Debbie); siblings, Edwin Summers, Sue Wageman; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Robert Martin; siblings, Leon Summers, Oscar Summers, Wilda Maldonado, Wayland Summers; and twin sister, Janet Martin.
One of the family members said, "Every moment I had with her is my favorite memory". Janie requested not to have a service. But, the family asks that you add your favorite memory to the guest book so everyone can enjoy the stories and celebrate the life of Janie Jaynes, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2021.
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Jay and I send our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family.
Angel-Marie Thomas
Family
November 13, 2021
Hey Momma, I've never been good at putting words to paper but here we go. Thankyou for always being there for me no matter what. When I thought I was at the bottom you were there to pick me up. All through my sporting events growing up you were there. All through my bad mistakes and yes there was alot of them you were there. You were a Great mom!!!!! I love all the times we went on Vacations together our adventures. Going to Hawaii to Alaska our road trip up to Montana and the many times to Tahoe n Bodega Bay. We always had so much fun. Your laugh n smile always made my day. I know your in Heaven when dad n I was there by your side when you took your last breath you looked so peaceful. But I want you to know that you never stop breathing your in all of us, our every breath we take our every laugh our every adventure we take your always there with us momma. I'm going to live my life to the fullest, cause I know that's what you would want, to be happy to laugh and most of all to love. I love you Momma. Craig
Craig Jaynes
Son
November 13, 2021
Jess and family: Janie was a kind soul, who treated everyone with kindness. Prayers for peace for the family, while Janie watches over you in heaven.
Chris and Tom Vitale
Friend
November 12, 2021
My dear aunt Jannie. I always considered you my guardian angel. Heaven is a lucky place to have you as their angel now. To say I'll miss you is an understatement bordering on silly. Your grace and love will live on with all who knew you. The world was a better place with you in it. I will keep my promises to you. Thank you for always being honest with me, and being there for me, no matter what or where no questions asked. Selfishly I will miss hearing you tell me you were proud of me. It meant more to me than you'll ever know. Tell Grandpa high for me. I love you, and miss you terribly. Good bye for now.
Shawn Brown
Family
November 10, 2021
Dear Grams,
There's never enough I could say about you to fully express how much I love you! Countless nights spent at your house! Stormy and I wearing Grandpa's t-shirts to bed, dinner always followed with vanilla ice cream, and the bedtime stories! I loved it! Summer trips to Reno with you and Gramps always joking along the way! I'm going to miss your cards the most! Birthdays won't be the same without them! I miss you and love you so much Grams! I will know when you're around me and I will smile knowing you are at peace and protecting us! Rest in Peace Grams!
Lacey Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
Stormy Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
Stormy Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
Stormy Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
Stormy Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
My Grams, my kids Gammy,
We can’t pass a bear without thinking about you. I selfishly say 33 years was not enough time. I thank you for being the absolute best Grandma!! Memories I will cherish the rest of my life. Your beauty radiated from the inside out. Your eyes twinkled, your smile was bright, and your hugs were warm. I’m going to miss you soo much Grams!! I appreciate your support, encouragement, and the reminder don’t worry about what others think, do what makes you happy. I love you Grandma!! ❤
Stormy Jaynes
Family
November 10, 2021
Aunt Janie, I love you and am going to miss you very much. It was such a blessing to have you as an amazing Great Aunt and have all the wonderful memories of you. Your sisterhood and friendship with my Nan was so inspirational and magical on so many levels. The world needs more people like you. You will be missed so much and will forever be in our hearts. We love you!
Megan Cross
Family
November 10, 2021
Aunt Janie you would always let me stay over at the house for the summers for a couple of weeks in my early teens to hang out with Robby & Jessie but Craig was to young to hang out with us. You would tell me don’t tell me or Uncle Jess on what bad things my sons are teaching you because it’s a life learning experience & for sure we don’t want your Dad, Skip, to know because he won’t send you back here for the summers so keep it a secret & I did. I had great memories of our talks & you always told me to take my shirt off so you would bring out your sewing machine & fix my shirts professionally lol. Aunt Janie you will always be in a special place in my heart I love you & I will miss you !!♥
Eugene Jessie Jaynes
Family
November 9, 2021
Gramma, i miss you more than words could ever say. Since day one you have always treated me like one of your born grandkids and not one brought in. Your hugs warmed my heart. Your smile brightened any room you graced with your presence. I know i told you many times that when im your age i want to look just like you. Your smile lines made your beauty pure. You were one of the most beautiful women i have ever known inside and out and my heart hurts with my loss. However i know you're in Heaven with your family and the loved ones we have lost already. Enjoy your time with them. Say Hi for me ❤ in the meantime i will forever carry around your smile in my heart. Until we meet again. I love you.
Meagan Peart
Grandchild
November 9, 2021
I haven´t seen you since I was at LUSD bus shed but it was a pleasure working with you. may you rest In peace in the arms of Jesus .
Anna Boos Rivieccio
Work
November 6, 2021
You'll never be forgotten , thank you for all the wonderful summers I spent with you I will remember them for ever. I love you.
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October 27, 2021
Aunt Janie I will always cherish our memories we had. Always laughing and picking on uncle Jess! I will never forget your big warm hugs and your kisses on my cheek! I love and miss you! I will see you soon!
Katelyn Bouyea
Family
October 26, 2021
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You were such a shinning example of pure love to everyone. You brought me into your family and always made me feel like a daughter. You taught me so many things, but mostly you touched me with your open heart and your ability to treat everyone like family. Janie the size of your heart and your ability find joy in everything was enough to light up the world. You were there as a friend and party girl when I turned 21 and you were the same for Jerrica when she turned 21. Your kindness and spirit live on in your kids and grandkids. May you rest in peace knowing how much love you brought into this world and how much of that love is still here in the people you touched, how much we all miss you. My life was changed for the better because i knew you.
Cynthia Wano
Friend
October 25, 2021
I will miss your beautiful smile and your big beautiful heart. Thank you Aunt Janie for all your love and advice over the years. I’m going to miss you but I’ll see you again. I love you.

Chris Stanford
Family
October 22, 2021
Our dear friend Janie. As we sit here eating tacos at the same place we've met for the last 15+ years, we miss you. Each of us are sharing memories of you. One of Barbara and Edna's favorites is a quilting trip (one of many) you went on and you dropped your phone in the toilet! Then you tried to explain to Jess why you were using Barbara's phone and why you hadn't been answering his calls! LOL The weekend get away to Solvang with a group of girls from work was one of Lynda's favorites. Terry remembers an American flag throw you crochet to raffle off. She bought $30 worth of tickets to make sure she won it! Sharon's favorite is the last time we visited you. We sat out on the patio and masks were a MUST! It was as though the rebellious little girl came out. You pulled your mask down and gave out a big laugh. You had us all laughing. These are only a few of the memories after twenty five years of friendship we've shared. We are so blessed to have had you in our lives. To Jess and family, we truly share in your loss. Lovingly, Barbara, Becky, Edna, Lynda, Sharon and Terry
Taco Girls
Friend
October 22, 2021
You were truly an Earth Angel to so many of us, with the positive energy and strength you had. I will always remember that smile because it warmed my heart and made me feel loved. I have so many wonderful memories of you that I will hold dear till I see you again. I love you so much!
Jackie and Mike McMaster
Family
October 22, 2021
I will always remember the feeling of cuddles in your chair with you, the laugh, and smile you brought to every person everyday. Thank you for always walking down the hallway of your house with me to talk about all your pictures and memories, teaching me things about where our family comes from and, always showing us unconditional love. Have so much fun with all the people you have missed in heaven, we’ll see you again someday. Till then, I love you to pieces Aunt Janie❤
Alyssa Brown
Family
October 21, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. One of the best friends anyone could have. You will be missed.
Love Rob & Jan Fawcett
JANET FAWCETT
Friend
October 21, 2021
I love you aunt Janie, I’m going to miss us joking around and butting heads, but I know you’re in a happier place. I love you
Trever Stanford
Family
October 21, 2021
I am going to miss you so much Aunt Janie. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to come up and visit more, but I will always cherish the memories we have together. I’m glad you are able to rest now and are no longer suffering. I love you so much.
Jessie Stanford
Family
October 21, 2021
Aunt Janie, I miss you. We didn't see each much after we moved, however the distinct between us didn't matter we talked on occasion anyway. Yes , Aunt Janie your presence is no longer here, however, your love is. Your love can be felt wrapped around everyone you love.
Your out of pain now and happy. You are one person no one will ever be able to copy the mold. That mold was retired after you came. I love you and you mean a lot to me.
I remember when my son was little and you would keep him, he was quite the job for you but you still keep him. I'm sure you have told that story since he has started visiting. Thank you again.
You show everyone how much joy and fun you are, and please say hi to grandma and grandpa. I love you aunt Janie and until we meet again show everyone how much love you have and you enjoy your family more than anyone can imagine. Smile Aunt Janie you are on candid camera.
Love you Lynne (one of your nieces)https://cache.legacy.net/globalcontent/gbmementos/candle.jpg
Linda (Lynne) Brown
Family
October 21, 2021
Kenny and Sue
October 20, 2021
Janie, my sister and best friend. It is time to say good bye. We have made so many happy memories through out our lives together. I’m sorry we didn’t have more time to finish our plans. I love you and will always miss you. Your loving sister, Sue.
October 20, 2021
Grandma, you taught me so many valuable lessons over the years. I was in awe of how graceful you did everything and how positive you were. With every hug, I felt unconditional light and love envelope me. I will forever cherish our vacation trips together, especially the one to Kauai when you touched a turtle after being told by a lifeguard not to. I inspire to be like you everyday. I love you and will always miss you. I am thankful that you are finally at peace and no longer suffering.
Jerrica Jaynes
Family
October 19, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jack and Kathy Jefferies
Friend
October 19, 2021
Janie you brightened the room when you walked in. You had a heart full of love and compassion. We were honered to have been albe to say you blessed our life knowing you. Phil and Rhonni Re
Rhonni Re
Friend
October 19, 2021
There are just no worlds to express the loss I feel, but knowing you are no longer suffering gives me peace. I will miss your beautiful smile, your laughter, your warm hugs, and your gentle loving spirit that was you Mom. The many, many memories of all the trips we took, all the parties, holiday dinners, walks on the beach, floating in the pool, teaching me to crochet... there are so many memories I will cherish forever. Thank you for giving me my Craigy, and thank you for treating me like your very own daughter. You are a part of me and will forever be in my heart !! I love you so very much and don't worry we all have Dad !!!!
Debbie Jaynes
Family
October 19, 2021
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