This memorial website was created in the memory of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister & friend, Jan Bryant, 77, born on December 24, 1934 and passed away on January 7, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Her memorial service on Saturday, 1/21/12 was beautiful, officiated by Pastor Larry Redelsperger.  The family would like to thank relatives and friends for attending, and to extend thanks to all those who couldn't attend, for we know that all will continue to remember her fondly, and that she/we have been in your thoughts and prayers.  Your support during this trying time has touched us deeply.  Photos of the Memorial Service Program (cover/inside) can be found here in the Photo Gallery.

Please note, even though the Memorial Program alludes to a place on their website constructed for her at the Mountain View Funeral Home (www.mountainviewtacoma.com), this "Forever Missed" site was the website established before the service that will remain in place for her, permanently.

Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2018
Mom, thinking of you today, your birthday. I smile when I remember the fun things we shared, all the wonderful things you did for me, the talks we had. My love to you now & always.
Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2018
Mom, Anna & the Munoz family honor you today on your birthday. "We miss you, dear friend," they say.
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2018
sending you warmest, loving thoughts today, Mom...forever my friend and dearest to my heart
Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2017
Happy Birthday, Mom! thinking of you on your day
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2017
thinking of you today, Mom...doesn't seem possible that it's been 5 yrs since you crossed over...kisses! yes, definitely forever missed...
Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2016
Happy Birthday, Mom! We're thinking of you, and we love you!
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2016
good morning, beautiful mom! love you and miss you...hope heaven is keeping you busy with wonderful things...can't believe it's been 4 yrs since last I saw your face...keep visiting me in dreams, ok? xoxo
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 8, 2015
Wow, another year, Mom. How is that possible? A friend told me she lost her mom 11 yrs ago today. Love you & miss having you here. Help me to do better with knowing and understanding that you are around. (This was written on the 7th, not 8th...this software must be geared toward Eastern Time Zone)
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2014
you left us at 77 on the 7th...perhaps there's a numerological significance there...a very special lady...you're in my heart daily, and I know you are still there...love you, mom
Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2013
Thinking of you on your birthday today, Mom...help us all get thru the day with happy memories of you...help us to really know that you are here, though we cannot see you...love you
Posted by Deidre Enoch on January 7, 2013
Jan:

We love you and miss you. Put in a good word with the Big Man Upstairs for us, would you? You are always in our hearts.

Love, Deidre and Cameron Enoch
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2013
Feeling your absence here, Mom, and miss you/our times together--it's been a year since you crossed over...please help us to know of your well being, your smile, and be forever comforted by knowing that we will see you, once again, face to face...love you!!!
Posted by Deidre Enoch on December 24, 2012
Dear Jan:

In all of the time I knew you, I never knew you were an (almost) Christmas baby. Well, it is 12:00 midnight, so it's official: 
Happy Birthday, Jan! We miss you.
Love, Deidre
Posted by Ed Munoz on December 24, 2012
Happy birthday Janice. We all miss you and your smile..
Posted by Ken Munoz on January 23, 2012
I've known you all my life. You took care of me when I was a baby. You loved & were friends with my Mom & Dad. You are my Godmother. Love you always Ken
Posted by Scotty Gibb on January 17, 2012
Jan, I enjoyed going to the casino with you and spending time at your home. You always made me feel welcome, Jan, your such a loving, caring person & it was my honor to know you. But I will certainly miss the candy you always made sure Larry brought me in Tahsis. Scotty
Posted by Raul & Dora Hinojosa on January 14, 2012
Janice, the time we knew you was much too brief; However, the trips to the casinos were cherished. It was a great loss to all who knew you and your loss was felt by all. You will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts.   Vaya con Dios !
Posted by Federico Cirillo on January 14, 2012
i never met you but i have to tell you, Jan, that i know very well your nephew Marcello and your daughter Sheri.
I think it's enough to know as well such a great woman you are.
Our prayers will be with you.
Love. Cirillo Family.
Posted by Deidre Enoch on January 14, 2012
Dear Jan, I miss you already. Thanks for being Cameron and my guardian angel while you were here with us, and please continue to be our angel now that you are in heaven. Look out for our boy, and give him a little push if he should stray. You and Larry have been so wonderful to us. We'll watch over Larry, just like you watched over us. We love you. Deidre & Cameron Enoch
Posted by Lana Sangmeister on January 13, 2012
Aunt Jan was such a warm and considerate person, yet up for fun and mischief too. I have fond memories of her through the years. Most recently when we were in Tahsis a few years ago. She was very generous with us and about sharing herself. We hurt that the last few years were such a struggle for her and all of you. You have our deepest condolences and love. 
Posted by Keith-Laurie Earley on January 13, 2012
Janice & Larry stood up with us when we were married 54 years ago and came here to stand up with us again at 50 years. She will be missed very much. We send our love and prayers to the whole family.
Posted by Anna Munoz on January 13, 2012
Janice, thank you for being here for me when I needed a friend more than anything else. I knew you for 50 wonderful years, and will love you and miss you always. All the puzzles we built together were so much fun. I'll build the last puzzle you gave me in your memory.

Your dear friend, Anna
Posted by Ed Munoz on January 12, 2012
Janice, you will always be missed by all of the lives you've touched. Friends come and go but true friends come into your life and they stay and that's what you've always done. You came into our lives and you stayed and will always be with us in our hearts.

With much love, The Munoz Family
Posted by Kathy Papac on January 11, 2012
Dear Jan, I know your journey is a blessed one! I will cherish your goodness and strong empowered spirit with Sheri's ever present laugh and Marcello's simple expression of life well lived through his music that you so inspired in some quiet way. You are and will forever be beloved!
Posted by Karen Miller on January 11, 2012
Dear Sheri, your mother's life is surely an inspiration to you. It appears that she was a remarkable woman who will be missed.
Posted by Sue Honaker on January 11, 2012
Dear Mrs. Bryant,

You are a like a second mother to me. Do you remember the time when you and Sheri hosted a tupperware party and I made you laugh about the lettuce core-er? Hope to have many laughs again. I still remember the Easter Bunny cake!
Posted by Lisa Gargiulo on January 11, 2012
It was such a pleasure to know you and spend time with you, Jan. We're so sorry that the last few years have been so hard. Your beautiful family is a great credit to the wife, mother and grandmother that you are. I know you will be greatly missed . . . our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, now and always. Much love from the Gargiulo Family.
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 11, 2012
We love you, mom...you are and will be always greatly missed, and we pray our thoughts of you touch you where you are...

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Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2018
Mom, thinking of you today, your birthday. I smile when I remember the fun things we shared, all the wonderful things you did for me, the talks we had. My love to you now & always.
Posted by Sheri Liguori on December 24, 2018
Mom, Anna & the Munoz family honor you today on your birthday. "We miss you, dear friend," they say.
Posted by Sheri Liguori on January 7, 2018
sending you warmest, loving thoughts today, Mom...forever my friend and dearest to my heart
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SANTA'S HELPERS

Shared by Deidre Enoch on December 16, 2012

I remember all of the years when my son Cameron was small, that Jan and Larry played "Santa's Helpers," by letting me put his gifts from Santa in their house until Christmas Eve.  Then, really late in the evening, as soon as I could get Cameron to sleep, Larry and his son-in-law would sneak them over. 

Larry was the elf who helped put together all of the bikes and toys together,bless him, and Jan would always remember us with gifts at Christmas. 

We always made a tradition of coming over on Christmas Eve  to exchange presents with them and with their granddaughter Lauren, who is around Cameron's age.

How I miss those tall lighted candles that Larry put on his front porch every year!  Little did I know that Christmas Eve 2011 would be our last together.

Jan, thank you for all the wonderful times we shared.  I still miss you something awful.  I know that if you can't be here with us, at least I know you are with the angels, because you are one.  Please continue to put in a good word for us with the Big Man Upstairs--we could sure use the prayers, especially for my dad. 

I will always love you.  And Larry, if you are reading this, you better contact me pronto, you hear??? :)   

                                    With continuing love and affection,
                                     
                                    Deidre (Enoch)   

                                    e-mail:  timberwolfteacher@gmail.com    

My "Other" Mother

Shared by Deidre Enoch on January 15, 2012

When I first moved into my house in 1992, unbeknownst to me, my father asked my neighbors, Jan and Larry to watch out for me.  Well, they took that request to heart, and I could absolutely count on them for anything.  They became my honorary "parents."  Many was the time they would let me know if something didn't seem right if I wasn't home.  Jan even called me when (much to my embarassment) she thought my garbage can had been  on the street too long, and she wanted to make sure I was okay!  We always had great chats when we both went out to get the mail, or when I would keep her company while she did her gardening.

Jan was such an angel and had the patience of a saint--bless her heart-- I don't know how may rounds of Uno and Crazy 8's she played with my son Cameron when he was very young.  He wanted so badly to be a big boy and cross the street on his own.  So I would call Jan and beg her to please, PLEASE let him come over before he drove me nuts!  She always would... I would take Cameron to the edge of our street, and Jan would be waiting on the other side to get him.  They would hang out for 20-30 minutes, and then we would make the exchange.  Whenever Cameron was in the neighborhood and was not doing what he should, Jan would always let me know.  She never forgot him on his birthday, nor at Christmas, and proudly displayed his little school pictures right along with her other grandchildren!

Jan was such a loving, kind person, and she reminded me of my own mom in so many ways.  I guess that's why we got along so well.  I am so honored to have known her, and to call her my friend.  She always had that "mother's touch," and if I didn't already have the best mother in whole world (in my opinion), she would be just the kind of mom I would want to have.

My heart is broken that she's gone, but that'sjust my selfishness talking.  She is right where she is supposed to be:  free from pain and illness, and in the arms of the angels, just  where she belongs.

I love you, Jan.  I thank you and Larry for loving us in return.  You will always be in our hearts.

Love,

Deidre (Enoch)