Janette Lynne Guiver, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2023 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Janette was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born on December 8, 1963, to Clarence Bert Guiver III and Mary Janett Patterson.
Janette grew up in the picturesque town of Sunset, Utah, where she cultivated a passion for education from an early age by watching and helping her Mom teach her students. Janette spent her childhood years following her dad around and learning everything from vehicle repair, to plumbing and electrical, as well as wood working. She graduated from Clearfield High School and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Teaching and Special Education from Weber State University. Janette's dedication to her students was unwavering throughout her life. For many years, she worked at Fremont Elementary in Sunset, UT before moving on to Layton High School. Janette was currently employed at Central Davis Jr High and had at that time dedicated 19 years to helping provide an excellent education to those she considered to be “her students.” Her commitment to special education left an indelible mark on so many young lives.
One cannot speak of Janette without mentioning her extraordinary role as a mom and grandma. She cherished any time that she got to spend with her children and grandchildren, she was a bigger kid at heart then all of her children and grandchildren combined. Janette spent some of the best years of her life with Jeff Heavierland, who was the love of her life; though they did not find each other until later in their lives, their love for each other could rival some of the greatest love stories. Janette's nurturing nature extended beyond her own family; she had a profound impact on all those around her. Janette had a tendency to “adopt” those in need of a mom into her life with ease, whether they were individuals she worked with, friends of her children, or animals who were in need of love.
In addition to her career and family life, Janette enjoyed a variety of hobbies and interests that brought her joy and artistic fulfillment. She loved spending time outdoors, whether it be fishing, hiking, camping, or simply taking in the beauty of nature. Janette loved to sit in nature and listen to the birds. As a recent hockey fan, she actively followed the sport and found excitement in cheering for her favorite team the Colorado Avalanche’s. Above all else, Janette cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. Janette felt that one of her greatest achievements and blessings in life was becoming a grandma. Whether it was time spent watching movies together; embarking on adventures as a family during the holiday season to witness the magic of Christmas lights; countless camping trips; or cheering each of her children and grandchildren on at their chosen sport or in their current life goals. These moments held immense significance for her.
One of Janette's favorite places to visit was Tony Grove, where she found solace and tranquility in the embrace of nature. She marveled at the beauty that surrounded her, finding peace amidst the trees and mountains. It was a sanctuary she would often return to, seeking refuge from the bustling world.
Janette Lynne Guiver leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and dedication. Her memory will forever be cherished by the love of her life; her children; grandchildren; and all those fortunate enough to have known her. Her presence brought warmth and light into the lives of everyone she encountered.
As we say “See ya later” to Janette, let us remember her as an extraordinary woman who touched countless lives with her kindness, patience, unwavering love, and her fierce determination and dedication to providing an excellent education to her students throughout her career in special education.
Janette is survived by her children, Heather (Rex) Sillin; Kevin (Erica) Deeben; Joshua (Daisha) Smith; Lillian (Alex) Smith; Daniel Heavirland; the love of her life Jeff Heavirland; her four grandchildren, Shelby, Elizabeth, Christian, and Kimberly. Her two sisters, Sharyl (Mark) Stacey; Kay Guiver. Her nieces and nephews, KayLynne (Matt) Burg; Richard Stacey; and Josalyn Stacey; one great nephew Tobias; and her Aunt Kate Stark. Janette is preceded in death by her parents, and several aunts and uncles.
Janette’s family would like to extend a deep appreciation to the Clinton City emergency personnel and dispatchers who responded promptly in our time of need; the ER staff at Holy Cross Hospital Davis; and especially to the ICU nurses who cared for Janette during her stay. Nurses that the family wants to especially thank from the ICU are Chris, Amy, Jen, Devin, and Meghan. Your unwavering support and the honest education you provided the family during this time was greatly appreciated.
Friends may visit with family on Friday, December 22, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary. 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse.