- 47 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 12, 1967
- Place of birth:
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
- Date of passing: May 22, 2014
- Place of passing:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
|You will see light in the darkness You will make some sense of this And when you've made your secret journey You will find this love you miss -Sting, Secret Journey|
"I am late to leave a tribute here, though Janet has remained consistently in my thoughts, as well as have her family. 2014 was a difficult year, indeed. I lost two dear friends that year, both I considered to be sisters; Janet was one of them. Though we hadn't seen each other in many years, Janet & I would connect on the phone every now & again, & each time, it was as if not a day had passed since our days at D.U. In my mind, it's those special people with whom you can do just that, pick up right where you left off, who are indeed family. I appreciated her warmth, wit, intelligence, & her loyalty. And that she was never afraid to reach out to me, though I was not as good about reaching out to her. I love you, dear Janet, & I have missed you being here in physical form. I do have a knowing you are at peace & surrounded by love. And I am comforted in knowing that you know that I have loved you, & that I will always love you. ~Jeanne Wicks"
"So sorry to hear of Janet's passing. Can't help but remember her at this time as she was in my thoughts through the years. I didn't really know her, but was told by her mom that she had named her after me. What an honor! My prayers for all her family!
"Quite a shock to her of Janet's passing. I fondly remember our trip in her Dad's plane to golf in Wisconsin a dinner at the airport - "competition" for grades - Madonna, all good times.
Janet and her family are in my prayers.
Georgann Moran O'Byrne"
"I was fortunate enough to meet Janet when she worked for Jan at VSCOT. Some time later Janet made a commitment to enlarge her spiritual life and I had the joy of spending a lot of time with her on that journey. I was blessed to have shared my experience, strength and hope with her and to have been on the receiving end of hers. I will always remember Janet was an extremely bright woman with a gift for meeting people.I knew her as a warm an open person who shared and gave of herself. I will miss her and I am grateful that she was part of my life. I will carry your memory in my heart Janet."
"Praying for the Gores family on this day of Janet's funeral.
"So sad to hear of the loss of Janet - a good friend to so many. We met at DU and we along with the other girls on Halls 2nd Floor shared so many laughs, boxes of kleenex and life experiences. Her dedication to her friends, family and four legged friends was endless and her passion for music (Bono and Sting) make me smile. Thanks for your friendship Janet - I will miss our calls but am lucky enough to have some great memories. Wish you peace my friend."
"It is with such a heavy heart that I write this about my dear friend Jan. I met Jan when she was 21 and living in Boston. Even though not geographically close we remained good friends throughout the years with our many marathon phone conversations. She was so friendly and easy to talk to. I will miss her warm spirit and gentle laugh. Jan was such a kind and generous soul. Words can’t express the sorrow I feel that she is no longer with us.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Gores family during this sad time."
"My memories of Janet span our lives. She was incredibly kind, generous and always made me smile. I am so glad we were able to reconnect in recent years. My heart goes out to everyone she loved in her journey through life.
I know she was welcomed with open arms by my mother, Hilde.
With deepest sympathy,
Lisa (Crowson) Gaulrapp"
"Janet was a sixth grade student in my homeroom. She remained in my memory over these years without having seen her after St Francis. She was a very sensitive person. She treated her classmates with respect. She knew life had its struggles. Her presence in our class was one of the many gifts I thank God for during my teaching years."
""I have known Janet for the last twenty years and have so many good memories of her from our time in Boston and here in Tucson. She was fun, funny, had a great sense of humor, was very witty, she loved people, and would do anything to help anyone. One of my best memories was at a Sting concert on Halloween night with Barb and Janet in the second row center watching two grown women revert to screaming teenagers both convinced that Sting had looked directly at them (luckily no clothes were lost during the concert). I will miss her smile and the chance to grow old with a sister. Jim Boulay"
"Janet worked for me as the Director of Development for Cause Four Paws, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charity. Janet was kind, loving, funny, outgoing and cared for others deeply. Her true niche was her gift for gab. She just didn't seem to know a stranger. Janet could talk to anyone about anything, anytime. I was continually amazed how she could form an immediate relationship with a total stranger on the phone, or in person and secure a monetary donation to Cause Four Paws. Amazing! We will miss you Janet! Jan Woods"
"I was one of many people at DU who were lucky to have Janet as a friend. We were roommates freshman and sophomore year and together we pledged "little sisters" to Phi Kap. We shared our stories, many laughs - our lives. Our group of friends is still in contact and each one of us is hurting today with this sad news.
Sting, U2, Prince... purple, cheerleading, one-legged cats... saying the Act of Contrition together for laughs... spikey-hair, bright smile, endless compassion... Janet.
My heartfelt sympathies to the Gores family for your loss. She is already missed.
Sue Carozza Lawton"
"I suppose that most younger sisters are envious of their older sisters, but for me, it was just the opposite. I always wished I had Janet's ability to connect with people. She was so warm, open and funny and made everyone feel at ease. Probably why she was so successful at fund raising - she could literally call up a perfect stranger and the next thing you knew, they were believing in her cause and donating money! She had many other talents (including cheer leading on ice!) that I admired. It was an honor to be not only her sister, but at times her mom, her roommate, her mentor and her friend. We had many adventures together and 47 years of memories to fill this hole in my heart. May she rest in peace with Mom, Dad and our brother, Bill. With much love, Barb Gores"
"So sad to hear of Janet's passing. She was one of my first friends. So many memories....
Her Dad smoking cigars in Mr. Steak
The infamous K-Car....K-Dog
So many losses.
With saddnes.....and love. Teresa Marek Kube"
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