ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Janet Surface, 68 years old, born on September 21, 1950, and passed away on April 4, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Christina Reed on April 30, 2019
Jason, Randy, Melissa.. her many other family members and friends. I didnt know Janet real well, didnt have a whole lot of interaction with her, but the times I did, I recall her being very genuine and kind. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. May peace be with all of you
Posted by Kim Bonner on April 24, 2019
Melissa, Jason, Randy and all the family.....my deepest condolences to everyone. Janet was a wonderful person with an awesome laugh. I know she will be greatly missed and she was greatly loved while she was here and will continue to be. There are many things that make me smile when I think of her but I think I get the biggest smile knowing she is in heaven with Aunt Lorene, and all the other aunts and uncles and knowing they are together. I picture it from when I was young and we would have reunions; they would all be around the kitchen table telling stories on each other an laughing (or cackeling like a bunch of chickens as dad would say). Love you all! Kim
Posted by Irina Chamberlain on April 23, 2019
Our hearts is broken. You will be missed dearly, Janet. Rest in Peace. My deep prayers to family and friends.

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Posted by Christina Reed on April 30, 2019
Jason, Randy, Melissa.. her many other family members and friends. I didnt know Janet real well, didnt have a whole lot of interaction with her, but the times I did, I recall her being very genuine and kind. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. May peace be with all of you
Posted by Kim Bonner on April 24, 2019
Melissa, Jason, Randy and all the family.....my deepest condolences to everyone. Janet was a wonderful person with an awesome laugh. I know she will be greatly missed and she was greatly loved while she was here and will continue to be. There are many things that make me smile when I think of her but I think I get the biggest smile knowing she is in heaven with Aunt Lorene, and all the other aunts and uncles and knowing they are together. I picture it from when I was young and we would have reunions; they would all be around the kitchen table telling stories on each other an laughing (or cackeling like a bunch of chickens as dad would say). Love you all! Kim
Posted by Irina Chamberlain on April 23, 2019
Our hearts is broken. You will be missed dearly, Janet. Rest in Peace. My deep prayers to family and friends.
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Mom

Our sweet Mother, Nana and Sister Janet Elaine Surface, 68, of Sherman Texas passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of April 4th, 2019.  Tragically she and her husband Richard Surface were in a terrible car accident.  Richard joined Mom on April 6th.

Janet was born in Pueblo, Colorado on September 21st 1950 to parents Earlin Leroy Busch and Lorene Busch (Gardner).  She was raised a country girl on the Busch family ranch.  She attended high school in nearby Walsenburg, CO graduating in 1969.  She completed some college at Adams State in Alamosa, CO. 

As a young woman she married Floyd Summers and had two sons.  After her divorce from Floyd she moved to Denver, CO where she would meet and marry David Collier.  Together they added a daughter to the family but there was no “half” sibling talk; David would be a father to all of Janet’s children.  Together they would raise four children including David’s son Wesley Collier from a previous relationship.

Janet loved children and for many years she ran an in-home daycare which was ideal while her own kids were young.  After her children were all in school she began a long career in land title insurance.  Janet and David would spend many years together but separated & divorced in the early 2000’s.  Janet relocated from Denver to La Junta, CO; there she would continue her career in land title but also become a landlord and run a cleaning company.  She was always a prime example that you should stay busy, work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

When her sons Randy and Jason both moved to Texas she jumped at the chance to go too; allowing her to spend more time with her sons and with her grandchildren. 

After moving to TX Mom’s life changed for the better.  She made new friends, was active with her church and she would meet Richard Surface.  They married June 2010 in a sweet backyard ceremony surrounded by family & friends.  They built a life together.  After Mom retired they went full swing into traveling in their RV with their little dog Widget.  They visited over 30 states in a few short years.  Each new destination they made sure to visit the sights/museums and were always busy.  They moved to Sherman, Texas in the spring of 2018; having had their new home built away from the hustle/bustle of Dallas Ft. Worth.  They were living and loving life when they were called home.

Janet is survived by her loving family.  Brothers Ronald Busch (wife Kathy), Dennis Busch and sister Maraleta Campbell (husband Wayne).  Her eldest son Jason Summers (wife PattyAnn), granddaughter Alexandria Buckley (husband Chris) and great grandson Archer Buckley.   Her son Randy Summers (wife Brandi), grandchildren Matthew Summers (wife Ashley), Kyla Summers, Jacob Summers and great grandson Lukas Summers.  Her daughter Melissa Lawrence (husband Matthew).  Her step-daughter Elizabeth Sohail, grandchildren Misha Sohail, Zaynab Sohail and Shan Sohail.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life event later this year to be held in Colorado.  Close family and friends will be invited when we spread Mom & Richard’s ashes at the Busch family ranch.  It was Mom’s wish to return home to Colorado and Richard’s wish to be with Mom. 

Date, time and details still to be determined. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to a charity in Janet and Richard Surface’s name.  Some ideas are Meals on Wheels, Breast Cancer research, Donate Life America or any others as you see fit.  Just not United Way (if you knew Mom then you know why!). 

We appreciate all of the outpouring of love, prayer, support and kindness that we have received.  We loved them and they will be dearly missed. 

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Shared by Dawn Busch on May 2, 2019

Words can’t express all my heart has to say. I have so many great memories of this beautiful lady.  What stands out so much in my mind is Janet’s love for kids. When my son Riley was born she couldn’t wait to hold him, he started to cry and fuss and Janet said, “ it’s good to hear a baby cry”, after long nights and lack of sleep, I though she was crazy, I asked her why she would say that! Janet kisses Riley’s forehead and said, “ that means he’s healthy and full of life”! That statement stayed with me will all my babies and still hear Janet’s words when I hear my grand babies cry!  Janet’s smile and laughter were contagious! Even when a tornado hit our ranch, Janet, mom and me were outside when it hit because she wanted us to see the “funny clouds”, After finding everyone safe she said, “ well talk about weathering a storm together “!  Janet you left us all too soon but the memories you have left us with will stay forever! I can see you smiling and hear your laughter I just wished I could have one more hug!