- 76 years old
- Date of birth: May 15, 1936
- Place of birth:
Illinois, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 25, 2012
- Place of passing:
Rockville, Maryland, United States
|A beautiful life has come to an end. She died as she lived, everyone's friend.|
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.
"Can't believe it's already 4 years and so much has happened since..... thinking of you, Erick and your Dad today.... xo"
Another UFDC Convention gone.....we all gathered at my banquet table and toasted you....our Dear Friend! You are so missed!"
"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."
"Janice, I think of you often. You are truly so missed! Rest in peace dear friend. Dede"
"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)"
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.
"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!"
"The name of this says it all: FOREVER MISSED. Yes, Jan, we all miss you. Rest in Peace!
"Happy Birthday, Jan.
Time to schedule our joint birthday lunch.
I miss you every day.
"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!"
"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."
"Already one year, I miss you Janice. Sylvie"
"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. (( ))"
"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!
"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."
"Just returned from 2013 UFDC Convention in D.C......it was just not the same without working Janice's booth! She was dearly missed...."
"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."
"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."
"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..."
"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."
"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"
"Janice was the godmother of fine dolly fabrics and trims. Her creativity and inspiration will be sorely missed."
You made the world more beautiful! We will miss you - deepest condolences to you family."
"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!"
"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.
"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."
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"
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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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
"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"
"Janice, we will miss you!
Our condolances to your family!"
"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."
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."
"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."
"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."
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!"
"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.
"Janice will be missed. Having known her for years, I enjoyed her knowledge, professionalism and spirit. I was shocked to hear she is not here with us as she was, but I will always think of her as "special" and she treated everyone special as well. My sympathy to the family. We will miss Janice very much. My deepest sympathy. Anita Chapian Stokes, NC"
"MY DEAR JANICE: Thank you for having shown us all your warmth, your witty, your firm but kind personality!! People live eternally while they live in others hearts, so you will live FOREVER!! Though, we will surely miss you..........the UFDC salesroom won´t be ever the same without you!!! I´ll miss our dinners too.........."
"I am saddened to hear of Janice's passing. I could not wait to hit her booth at Gaithersburg as she was always so helpful and friendly. She will definitely be missed!!"
"Janice, We never met in person but I've purchased from you since 2004. Oh how I wanted to meet you in person. You shared with me that you did mail order so you could stay home with your son as I considered doing the same. You always said the best thing in your life was being a mom. Our emails have been brief but I could tell that you cared. Thank you for everything! I will miss you -Ren"
"Janice Naibert Family:
I met Janice in 1975...What a real LADY. I will miss seeing her. I hope seeing all the praises that have been left for her will help you in your loss. You are diffently not alone in your saddness. There is a void in the doll world.
"Hi Eric, Your mom touched so many people's lives, and we are all enriched by it. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort your family and you in the days ahead. I will miss her smile and her visits. She was a fantastic lady and we will keep her in our prayers."
"I have known Janice through her husband Zane, for 26 years and knew her as a very fine and beautiful lady, and mother of Eric. She got me involved in the Cub Scouts as a Webelo leader when her son Eric and my son Matt were 12. She will be missed by all."
"Janice was a lovely woman. She was never too busy to answer a question or give help. She continued to live and enjoy her life even with health obstacles that would have stopped a lesser woman. My sympathy to her family for their loss."
"Will miss talking with Janice. I met her at the Houston Quilt Festival years ago and have continued to buy from her over the years. She had the gift of making everyone feel as if they were her very best friend. What a blessing she was. Carole"
"EZ...My condolensces. Your mom was a brilliant lady. I remeber crashing at your house and both of your parents were gracious in hospitality. May God Grant her Eternal Memory and rest until Christ our Saviour raises us all to eternal life. May there be blessings on your family and may there always be the memories to warm your heart."
"My thoughts and prayers are with all the family of this wonderful
lady. Janice was so creative and always cheerful. She will be
remembered by all that knew her.
My deepest sympathy, Carolyn Palmer"
"I was saddened by the news that Janice passed away. She was a very special and lovely lady, and she will be missed dearly.
"I always looked forward to seeing you at Convention...Every time I dig into my trim stash and use one FF wig in particular, you will be on my mind. You will be so missed by so many people, but never forgotten. Your candle will shine on. I can't imagine how much you will be missed by your wonderful family. Spread your wings and fly! Fondly, Bonnie"
"Such a great loss. I will miss you always. I remeber all the times we shared in the back of the UFDC sales room. You made everyone feel like you were their best friend. My love and prayers to your family."
You were my inspiration in the doll world--always full of knowledge and always so helpful. Helping you at your stand at Cape May Regional was so much fun and was looking forward to the next one. You will be truly missed. Blessings to you and your family."
"Our sincere condolances to Jans family and friends. We will always miss you but never forget you. I cannot forget you, the laughs we shared, the stories and fun and mostly I can never forget you, every stash drawer I open has a piece of "Janice Naibert Fabrics" in it. Rest in Peace my friend, always, Pam"
"Janice was such a dear. Complete attention to her customers. Her trims were just the little magic that were sewed into my dolly creations. I'll miss her smile and taking a trip through doll land at her booth. Dearest family please accept my sincerest condolences."
I will always remember the times I went to Gaithersburg MD to see you and get what I needed to finish the work on the "special" doll I was working on. Your knowledge, friendship and most of all your beautiful smile will be forever missed. Rest in peace."
"Jan was a wonderful friend. I loved the way her mind worked! We shared book suggestions and gossip. We were on a number of committees together for UFDC and for NADDA. Jan could always find the solution that balanced the needs of the individual with the good of the entire group. She was intelligent, compassionate, and funny. I will miss her so much.
"The doll world has lost a treasure but heaven has gained one..Gone but never forgotten Janice..Thank you for everything over the many years I have known you..Rest in Peace.."
"Thanks Janice for all the wonderful years I've known you. You always had good advice for me and I thank you for your knowledge and guidance. May you rest in peace."
"Janice's enthusiasm was a constant inspiration to all who came in contact with her. She will be greatly missed."
"You will be so sadly missed, but so fondly remembered.
Always such wonderful taste and knowledge, and that smiling face behind that fantastic inspiring table."
"The doll world has lost one of its greatest resources. Jan's smiling face and incredible knowledge will be greatly missed, especially those of us who love to sew for our dolls."
"The Doll World had lost a genuine treasure. Some of my very best memories of National Convention are meeting Janice for the first time, learning SO much from her, the joy of working her booth with her (many years ago), and all the times she had just the perfect ribbon or silk yardage for my dolly creations. So many memories....will always think of Janice when I dive into my silk stash."
"For some reason I had been thinking about Jan lately and wondering how she was doing. So sad to hear she had passed away. It was a shock. She was always so nice to me, filled my orders and never worried about payment coming on time which I appreciated as I am so absent minded but tried to get a check in the mail as soon as I received the bill. Her things were always so beautiful."
"Janice knew what the doll costumers needed and made sure that those sewing treasures were available for us all. We will all miss her, but I'm sure she'll be waiting in heaven with the same wonderful things. My condolences to her family."
"Always loved her booth at the National Conventions. Such great ribbons and silks for the doll seamstress. Every UFDC doll collector will miss her!"
"one of my dearest friends. Janice and I shared so much. She made an impact on everyone that met her. Beautiful inside and out. love you Jan, May you rest in peace..Love Connie"
"Nothing will be the same without you. What a terrible loss for all of us, and I loved you dearly. Always kind, always thoughtful and you will be forever missed. A loss to me and I am sure, to all of the Doll World. Joyce"
"Janice was such a dear person. It is still so hard to believe that she is no longer with us. I catch myself often starting to email her and then my heart gets heavy when I know I can't talk dolls and doll supplies with her anymore. You were such a special person Janice. I hope you are smiling down on us and seeing how much you are missed. Annick"
"Your booth was the first place I ran to in the sales room at convention. Always found some very exciting things. And wonder of all wonders you always remembered my name. A great lady very missed."
"Janice, the doll makers best friend. Dependable, honest and always providing the very best for all of us.Friendly and helpfull. The mold is broken, she was one of a kind. she will be very, very missed. Susan Dunham"
"What a wonderful tribute to an amazing lady. You were always so knowledgeable and helpful with my doll and sewing needs. The doll world has lost one of the best. I will truly miss you!!"
"How you will be missed in our doll world. I always felt like you were my friend and you were willing to advise me with so many sewing secrets. Your illnesses have really plagued you in the past years - I think that we all worried about you doing so much. Here is my thank you for all that you did for me. God bless you. You were loved. Claire"
"Janice, It's that smile I will miss the most, it was always there, at the top of the stairs. Such a fabulous lady will be missed by so many. Rest in well deserved peace. Celina"
I only met you once, briefly, at UFDC but your knowledge and expertise was so welcome. The Doll World is forever blessed by your contributions. You will be greatly missed.
"We shared so many things over the years, emails, phone calls, and Friday night dinners at convention. There is a hole in my life as there is in so many of the lives Janice touched.
Go in peace, my friend, and know that you will be remembered in all the "Janice stories" your friends will tell over the years..."
"What a wonderful tribute to a great lady. Janice was an amazing woman. She always was there to help me to chose fabrics and ribbons for my dolls and also very patience. She will be miss.
All my thoughts and love are with your family.
"Dear Janice, THANK YOU so much for being what you are and how you are in our Doll Community. Since I met you almost 20 years ago, I always was touched and impressed by your sharing personality, your impeccable elegance, your wit and extraordinary energy. Rest in peace. You achieved so much more than you think and keep being present in our hearts."
"I never met Janice personally but got to know her through dolls which I have a passion for. Janice became my friend and was always there for me; someone I knew I could trust to always stir me in the right direction with my antique dolls. I always enjoyed our conversations and feel a deep void in learning of her passing. My deepest sympathy I extend to her loved ones."
"Jan was my dearest friend and traveling companion for over forty years. I shall miss her and her dear family. luv, Mary"
"Obviously you will be missed by many, many people. How wonderful that you touched so many lives and made so many people happy."
"Such a beautiful lady she was. I used to do the shows way back with her and she was so sweet and truly a gem of a person."
"Janice and I met through valentines almost 20 years ago. She introduced me to dolls and design and ultimately UFDC where we had the good fortune to re- connect each summer for the last decade. A real kindred spirit, she was also a fount of knowledge and good advice. I will so miss you, Janice."
"In the 1980's when I was attending a lot of UFDC Nationals and regionals I became very close friends with Janice. Thoes were the days! We had so much fun! I will really miss getting to see her and enjoying her company."
"I met Janice over 35 years ago, and words really can't describe the affection and respect and admiration I feel for her. She was exceptional in so many ways, and will be very sorely missed. May her family be comforted and may she rest in peace..."
"We never met, but over the years you were always there for me when I needed ribbon. A pleasure, always, to deal with.
Many Thanks and Love
"Janice was my USA supplier and always found what I needed. I will miss her greatly. Another friend of the doll world leaves us and its so sad.
"This lovely lady will be sorely missed for so many reasons personal to each of us . I'm so glad that I was able to visit with her this past summer at convention. At the time, I knew that it would probably be the last time she would be able to attend, and I was greatly saddened. She leaves a legacy of frienship and giving. Thank you, Janice! Rest in Peace!"
"I meet Janice through collecting the Bleuette doll. She was a great friend to us all. Her knowledge of fabric, trim, etc., was a great help to me as a newbie to Bleuette. I will miss her smiling face at the UFDC salesroom, always taking time to chat with me. Blessings to you Janice and to your family and friends who will miss you greatly."
"Janice has been my doll friend for 30+ years and will be so missed! A fountain of knowledge and always so will be share and help out. We spent many lovely hours at dinner at UFDC conventions and talkiing on the phone. I think of her often and the doll world has lost a treasure. Sad convention this year without her."
"What sad news. I met Janice at Gaithersburg the first year that I exhibited my artist dolls in 1981. She was so supportive of me and my work; always looking for special things for me. Janice will be greatly missed by the doll world."
"I only knew Janice from the shows over the years, both as a vendor and as a customer. She is sure to be missed by all. Her knowledge of trims and ribbons was unique and her collection of goods always a pleasure to browse. I love the photo at the top- that smile!"
"What a great Lady I have know and loved her for over 30 years traveled and been at many shows in the past and still have enjoyed buying from her and visiting in email with her . Loved and Blessed Lynda"
"Janice you were always one of the kindest people I have met through the "Doll World". Your expertise and experience will be missed. May your candle burn bright in all of our eyes, each time we look at our dolls. They were enhanced through all the wonderful accessories you provided for them."
"I did not know Janice that well, but my mother spoke of Janice often. The times I did meet with Janice I thought her one tough business women yet fair and sincere. By passing away on my Birthday I will certainly think of her every year from now on....."
"Janice will be greatly missed as a friend, and a mentor. So sharing with everything...you could not help but become a friend no matter how long you had known each other. My life, and many others have been marked in a wonderful way by her friendship. We won't ever forget you Janice...you did GOOD!! Thank you!!
""What the caterpillar calls the end, the butterfly calls the beginning""
"My dear Aunt Janice, I have only barely begun to know you and I already know I will miss you greatly."
"God bless you, friends and family, as you celebrate Janice's life and remember what a great lady she was. I met her a couple of times through Ginger and she always left an impression on me. What a positive outlook she had. She'll be the brightest star shining from Heaven in the sky.
"Janice was such a classy lady and was always willing to share her wisdom and life experiences. One of her greatest acheivements was raising a wonderful son, Eric, who is an amazing husband to my dear friend!"
"Janice was the best!! Always such a sweet lady and so easy to work with. So fast too. Always getting me exactly what I needed. I meet her years ago at a doll show and have worked so often with her since. She will be so missed."
"She was always nice to me...sweet, and welcoming. I am grateful to have known her and loved her as Eric's mom. She always called me 'sweetie pie'. Those were her last words to me "Take Care, Sweetie pie!""
"An amazing friend to all .You will be missed.
Thanks for your kindness to me during the loss of my son.
Always a kind word to help others.Heavens a brighter place
with you there .What a gift you were to all of us.
"What can I say............I shall always miss her. She was fun to work for and a treasure to know!!! May she rest in peace..........she will forever be loved."
"One of the first and kindest ladies I met in the doll world. I will miss her."
"Janice, I will always remember Cape May, NJ when Ann Gardiner and I were able to help you run your booth. It was soooooooo much fun and we really enjoyed working with you. You were not feeling well and it was a pleasure being able to help. I will always remember you from Gaithersburg Doll Shows. Your taste is impeccable. You will be missed by many."
"You shall be remembered forever. The doll world has lost a fine lady."
"I knew you but briefly - it was enough for your charming personality to shine through and I appreciated the help you gave to me so much and enjoyed our brief acquaintance. The amazing messages on the group attest to what a wonderful person you were - wish I had known you better and for longer. RIP dear Janice"
"You left such a mark in this world and in our lives. You will never be forgotten and will always be missed. The Doll World will have forever be blessed by your contributions."
"Janice was a wonderful friend to the doll world, with her talents, her enthusiasm, and devotion., She will be sadly missed by all."
"What an amazing woman, a friend to so many of us. You would be amazed how missed you are - the group posts attest to how fondly we thought of you. Every place I look in the living room, there is some reminder of you and what you did for the Bleuette world. Class act all the way. Rest in peace."
"As I go around my house I realize there are so many things Jan has given me over the years. Also things I've bought on our trips to antique stores -- she was always a walking encyclopedia of antiques. It's a nice way to remember my best friend."
You were a good friend and ONE FINE Lady! I will miss you so very much!
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