On June 14, 2023, our beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt peacefully left this earth to once again enjoy the loving embrace of her eternal companion and sweetheart, John Moyer, just in time for the anniversary of their wedding.
Janet was born to Grant Ronald Larsen and Arel Rae Jones Larsen in Ogden, Utah on March 27, 1958. She graduated from Davis High School in 1976. During high school, she attended cosmetology school and for a short time worked as a hairdresser. She met her soulmate, John, while he was stationed in Utah for the United States Air Force. They were married on June 18, 1976 in Kaysville. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple. Janet and John lived with their family in Utah, Iowa, and New Mexico.
Janet was involved in many community causes throughout her life. She spent time as a volunteer paramedic in Island Park, served in several church callings, and planned countless parties and carnivals with the PTA. She enjoyed spending time volunteering at the zoo and had a love for the animals there, especially the tigers. She was an avid dog-lover and always had them in her home.
Janet was creative. She loved making jewelry, particularly Southwestern. She had a knack for painting ceramics and enjoyed sewing. She also loved cake decorating, baking, and making creative candies and suckers to give away to her neighbors, family and friends. She often wrote them personalized poems and short stories too.
Janet always had a passion for helping children in need. She was a foster parent for over 30 years and helped many children find love, guidance, and safety in her home. There, all were welcome and loved. Her passion and love for children was evident as she donned an Easter Bunny costume each spring and visited numerous community and family Easter egg hunts to see the smiles on the faces of young ones. Everyone loved her feisty, fun-loving nature.
Janet’s family was her most cherished blessing. She loved being with her children, foster children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with family at her cabin in Island Park and anywhere in the mountains. Her two small grandsons adored their grandma and enjoyed finding treasures at the dollar store, hanging out at the pool, going to car shows, watching movies, picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, and making crafts with her.
She is survived by her children, Jeanine Moyer, Jeremy Moyer, Derek Moyer, and Christopher Moyer; her two grandsons, Johnathan and Jayden; brother, Ronald (Joann) Larsen; sisters, Anita (Greg)Heaston, and Carolyn (Steve) Balls; sister-in-law Debra Larsen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, John Moyer; her parents; her sister, Barbara; brother-in-law, Darrel Thompson, and her brother, Gordon Larsen.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 23, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist's Layton Mortuary. Interment will be at the Kaysville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating money to the family to help out with funeral and other expenses.