"In the home of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom."
Janet Kuck Arnold, the creator of a place where memories were homemade and seasoned with love, died Tuesday, May 11, from heart complications while at home with her two boys and little dog by her side. She was 74 years old.
Janet was the heart of the home and a hell of a cook; the gathering place for friends and family; the most adoring mother and grandmother. She was also an enthusiastic shopper, a lover of a competitive golf game, a devoted companion and supporter, a loyal friend.
Janet was born on July 3, 1946, in the Madison Memorial Hospital. She attended school in Ashton, Idaho, graduating from Ashton High School in 1964.
She grew up in the Last Chance area of Island Park, helping run the family fishing lodge, cabins, and restaurant.
Janet attended ISU cosmetology center in Pocatello, Idaho, and shared her talent of doing hair for her family and friends. She married her life-long partner of 55 years before eventually settling in Teton Valley.
Janet, a true domestic goddess, kept an immaculate house and could whip up a fantastic meal at any time. She devoted herself to being a companion and supporter, making sure Dennie (her late husband), the children, and grandchildren were cared for and prioritized.
Though she would occasionally embellish a story, her quick-wit and feisty sense of humor never left people guessing what she thought. Once her three children were raised, she and Dennie spent 15 winter months in Palm Desert, CA, enjoying golf and friends. She then set her sights on the grandchildren. They often came to visit, and she would offer the world's best bowl of cream of wheat or French toast.
Janet enjoyed shopping, golfing, going to lunch, or playing cards with her many friends.
Janet's body was tired, suffering from long-term illness. She was no doubt greeted by her sweetheart. Janet and Dennie Arnold leave a lasting legacy and the secret ingredient is always love.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband (just 7 months ago), Dennie K. Arnold; her parents Frank and Sevola Kuck; and two of her older siblings Frankie and Glen. She is survived by her daughter Denise & Jeremy Huff; son Eric & Angie Arnold; son Jeremy & Havala Arnold; Grandchildren: Garrett (Payton), Tayler (Logan), Russell, Tasha, Tanner, Denver, Charlie, Daniel, Jaxon, 1 great-granddaughter, Oakley, and older brother Jim (Karen) Kuck.
In her honor, services will be held at the Tetonia LDS Church, Tetonia, Idaho. There will be a funeral service Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. with viewing at 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Interment services will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Cache Clawson Cemetery. All are welcome.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Primary Children's Hospital in Janet Arnold's name at; https://intermountainhealthcare.org/primary-childrens/give/
Condolences may be submitted online via, www.flammfh.com.
Published by Rexburg Standard Journal from May 12 to Jun. 10, 2021.