A beautiful life has come to an end. She died as she lived, everyone's friend.
  • 76 years old
  • Born on May 15, 1936 in Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on October 25, 2012 in Rockville, Maryland, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Janice Naibert, 76, born on May 15, 1936 and passed away on October 25, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Posted by RoseAnn Wells on 15th May 2017
Happy Birthday, Janice! Miss you so much!
Posted by Joyce Kaplan on 15th May 2017
Janice, I miss you; we had some fun times together. And, I could use some of your silk ribbon. Love, Joyce
Posted by Pat Dalton on 15th May 2017
Time to schedule our annual birthday dinner. I miss you every day.
Posted by Elaine Roecklein on 25th October 2016
Can't believe it's already 4 years and so much has happened since..... thinking of you, Erick and your Dad today.... xo
Posted by RoseAnn Wells on 13th August 2016
Janice Another UFDC Convention gone.....we all gathered at my banquet table and toasted you....our Dear Friend! You are so missed!
Posted by Nancy Schaub on 27th October 2015
So often thoughts turn to you and the many phone conversations we shared and our mutual love of Bleuette as well as Beagles. You are thought of fondly and remembered with loved, and missed a great deal.
Posted by Dede Kern on 25th October 2015
Janice, I think of you often. You are truly so missed! Rest in peace dear friend. Dede
Posted by Trish Smith on 25th October 2015
You will always be missed no matter how many years go by - every time we need a Bleuette body we remember your lovely ones and regret that they are no longer available. Rest in Peace dear Janice. Trish (England)
Posted by Nancy Rosin on 25th October 2014
Janice, Your emails are still saved and re-read -- you were a very special friend. Your passion for Valentines was a great source of fun for both of us. Always remembered, Nancy Rosin
Posted by Sheryl Williams on 25th October 2014
Amazing that two years have passed so quickly. There is not a week that I do not think of Janice and wish I could talk with her. Every time I go to my sewing things, she is on my mind. She is surely missed very much!
Posted by Joyce Kaplan on 25th October 2014
The name of this says it all: FOREVER MISSED. Yes, Jan, we all miss you. Rest in Peace! Joyce
Posted by Pat Dalton on 15th May 2014
Happy Birthday, Jan. Time to schedule our joint birthday lunch. I miss you every day. Pat
Posted by Dede Kern on 26th October 2013
Words can't describe how I miss Janice! I think of her all the time... so many reminders of her in my sewing room. Rest well, dear friend!
Posted by Anne Roecklein on 25th October 2013
I think of Auntie Jan whenever I encounter any kind of antique, very well made, and/or especially interesting object. She taught me to look closely at things and to find specialness in unexpected places. I appreciate her discerning eye, vast knowledge, and warmth, and I miss her so very much.
Posted by Sylvie Bravot on 25th October 2013
Already one year, I miss you Janice. Sylvie
Posted by Nancy Schaub on 25th October 2013
I cannot believe a year has passed but Janice, you are never far from mind when I look at my beautiful Bleuettes and Rosettes. You are so missed, not just as a friend and someone who helped with my dolls, but I also miss our many chats and emails about the Beagles we have loved (and spoiled). I am sure you and Barbi are with us in spirit. (( ))
Posted by Carole Sidlow on 25th October 2013
There is not a day that goes by, that Janice does not come to mind...I am surrounded by her ribbons and trims.... I miss her emails, and warm conversations....I cannot believe it has already been one year... Yes....we miss you dearly Janice!! but you left us with beautiful things, and memories! Carole
Posted by Elaine Roecklein on 25th October 2013
I met Jan when I was a young girl over 40 years ago. She was a consistently kind, patient, gracious Lady and best friend to my Step Mother to the very end..... Jan had so much grace and poise that she said goodbye to me during one of my final visits to her in Hospice. She was truly lovely. I am so sorry she's no longer here and know that her friends and family miss her terribly.
Posted by RoseAnn Wells on 4th August 2013
Just returned from 2013 UFDC Convention in D.C......it was just not the same without working Janice's booth! She was dearly missed....
Posted by Elizabeth Nosek on 16th May 2013
I met Jan the summer I interned at the Smithsonian. My mother, Julie, had attended school with her in Monticello and told me to contact her which I dutifully did. Jan warmly welcomed me into her home and I found a kindred spirit who loved "stuff" as much as I did. By the end of the summer, I felt I had made a good friend.
Posted by Ani Hudson on 10th February 2013
I'd been out of the dolly world for a couple of years and just today decided to go to Ebay to look up Janice's store and found it gone. I knew then she'd left this world for a better place. I'll miss you funny lady - so nice to have met you at Gaithersburg and UFDC convention a few times. You will be forever missed for your caring and sharing. Bless you and your family.
Posted by Jukie Nosek on 29th January 2013
I met Jan when she arrived at our school in 5th grade. She taught me such life lessons seeing what she endured with such determination and spirit. I too loved the ribbon section in the "dry goods" store and am so glad it brought her so much joy throughout her life. She was special and I was blessed to know her...
Posted by Linda Day on 18th January 2013
Friends for 47 years, I will remember Jan for her good company and her wry wit. Often when confronted by my own my fuss budgetry, I remind myself of Jan's anecdote about hiring a helper for her convalescing mother. Mom made a task list for her helper that included gluing the label on the pickle jar.
Posted by Kathy Sorensen on 13th January 2013
I offer you my deepest sympathy. Janice was truly a Lady. I will always remember the 1st time she called me about hand-dyed silk ribbon. I cannot calculate all she taught me, about business, working, illness, and especially life. I miss her very much,as I know you do. I will try to pass on her spirit of fun. Sincerely Kathy
Posted by Michelle Mahler on 5th January 2013
Janice was the godmother of fine dolly fabrics and trims. Her creativity and inspiration will be sorely missed.
Posted by Lauren Bloom on 19th December 2012
Janice, You made the world more beautiful! We will miss you - deepest condolences to you family.
Posted by Carl Shively on 9th December 2012
I will never forget Jan and you Zane from Cortland. The great times together. I was always welcome in your home...even with my muddy hunting boots when we came in from hunting. I am certain she is in heaven!
Posted by Sandy Kralovetz on 5th December 2012
Jan, I met her in Gaithersburg around 1983. I will miss all of our long special conversations we have hadand all of the questions that she helped me with. Sandy
Posted by Judy Brown on 4th December 2012
I am not sure which year it was that I met Janice at the Gaithersburg Doll Show in Maryland ... early 80s perhaps. Always friendly and ready to show the best of embellishments for our doll dressing. This year in New Orleans she spoke of her ability to remember names of her customers over the years. She didn't find that amazing at all...She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Joan Benzell on 1st December 2012
Janice, You were a friend to many in the world of dolls. Your table was always one of my favorites. I will miss you my friend and so will many others. You are in a better place now and will long be remembered by everyone who loves you. Fondly, Joan
Posted by Linda Ryan on 29th November 2012
Dear Eric, Our store did business with Janice for many years. Too many to even count them. Janice was always so helpful and kind whenever I called, whether it was to take an order or just answer one of my endless questions. Your loss is Heavens gain. All of us at Piecemakers send our condolences. Linda
Posted by Sylvie Bravot on 29th November 2012
Janice, you sarted the wig business with my parents a long time ago. I was so proud to deal with you . I know you said we were your french family and you were so kind with the children. I will miss you very much "Aunty Jane". Sylvie, Allison, Steven
Posted by Katherine Jackman on 29th November 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of Janice's passing. I knew her only through being her customer, but I grew very fond of her through those delightful contacts. She was such a pleasant, funny lady. She filled the lives of us "doll ladies" with such creativity and fun. i will never forget her.
Posted by Stanley&Lena Huang on 29th November 2012
Hi Eric, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember my first time at your house, sitting there chatting and laughing with your mom. She was such a warm and joyful person, and I enjoyed the time very much. We believe she just gone to a peaceful and beautiful place. Her spirit will always be here with the family, with you.
Posted by Virginia Aris on 28th November 2012
Janice will be missed by her many friends. Her special attention to all who knew her in the doll world was appreciated. She made your needs feel important whether it was for a $100 wig or a $1 yard of ribbon - and she always somehow managed to have exactly what I needed. Her brave fight over this last period, and the caring family members who helped her are all to be admired.
Posted by Dorothy McGonagle on 28th November 2012
Jan's smile lit up a room and her spirit filled it. Walking up the stairs at Gaithersburg will never be the same...but will forever be occasion for loving thoughts of a dear soul...with love and prayers, Dorothy
Posted by Lynn Murray on 27th November 2012
You will be missed always, my friend. It was my privilege to have learned from you, served with you, traveled with you. Your magical smile will forever be remembered with love.
Posted by Charlotte Streidel on 27th November 2012
Our sympathies to the Naibert family. We know you will miss your mother and wife. This page is a beautiful tribute to her. The pictures are wonderful and show so much life by which to remember her.
Posted by Rosemary Warren on 27th November 2012
I met Janice via Marcia Ceppos at Tinsel Trading in Mahattan. She always remembered who I was even though I had seen her just a few times. She was always empowering and supportive. She always inspired others. I will forever remember you Janice. Thank you , Roe
Posted by Wilma Levtzow on 27th November 2012
I very much enjoyed Janice thru the years by email and purchases from her. Then I finally got to meet her and see her wonderful fabrics, trims, and kits at Convention. As a doll dressmaker and dollmaker I will sorely miss her. May god bless you.
Posted by Wayne Batten on 26th November 2012
How I will miss being able to call Janice when I need a French human hair wig or some silk ribbon! She was a special friend for more than twenty-five years! When I finally got to meet her in Gaithersburg and UFDC shows, we chatted as if we lived next door! I will always think of her when I see "100% cheveux naturels" or attend a doll show. I am lucky to have known her. Au revoir, Janice!
Posted by Nicolas Nores on 26th November 2012
I will always remember her, the same way I will remember her visits and advices. Thanks Janice for sharing your family with me while I lived in the US and for many good moments and stories. My condolances to Zane, Eric and Carmen. RIP Nicolas
Posted by Cindy Price on 26th November 2012
Janice was such a wonderful purveyor of ribbons! She brought to light the amazing buds/bows made in France again. A lady of true excellence and of great knowledge. I am truly saddened by her death, but will carry her spirit with me always. Sincerely, Cindy Price, Cindy's Chapeaux.com
Posted by Ursula Laepple on 26th November 2012
Janice, we will miss you! Our condolances to your family!
Posted by Matthew Haycraft on 25th November 2012
Eric, I am sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother was quiet the lady who brought out the best from the people around her. Her gracious charm and passion for her business was an inspiration for us all. She will be missed.
Posted by Brian Venegas on 25th November 2012
Hi Eric, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I never had the privilege to meet your mom but I’m sure she was a great lady. I’m a true believer that family molds who you are and you are an exceptional person. She did a great job and will sorely be missed. Please accept my condolences.
Posted by Gloria Duddlesten on 25th November 2012
Janice, we didn't get to see each other often, me in Texas and you in Maryland, but we did enjoy some times together at shows and conventions and on the phone. You are the type of person that makes me feel I have known you forever and you have a knack for making people laugh. I know God will use you for something very special because you are a very special person. I will miss you.
Posted by Nancy Rosin on 25th November 2012
Janice was a valued, contributing member of the National Valentine Collectors Association, and we shall miss her enthusiasm. I will always cherish Janice for having introduced me to a fellow collector who shared my interest in vintage ephemera, and who became a precious friend. She understood people, and was passionate about life. Thank you, Janice, you will always be missed.
Posted by Glenna Carine on 25th November 2012
Hi Jan, I know you're up there. I am counting on you to do what you always did, pull me along with you and give me all the things I needed to feel great! Thanks, see you soon!
Posted by Kathy Muller on 25th November 2012
I never met Janice, but her good will and love of dolls has always been expressed by those who did. A great loss for our doll world. Peace~~~Kathy M

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