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Janet Rose Tacadena Smith
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1935
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 2009
Fresno County
California, USA

Janet was my mother's younger sister, and my godmother. She didn't always get along with folks but she always gave me special treatment.

There is a photo of the sisters when Janet was only about 3. Joyce, the elder has a death grip on Janet's forearm and a look of determination to "control the child". I'm sure she had to get tough to compete with her domineering older sister.

Janet was married twice. Her first husband was Daniel Chavez. They had 2 sons, Robert and Michael. Danny was killed in an accident driving a logging truck. He second husband was Jack Leroy Smith. They had no children.


Janet passed away with family at her bedside on Friday evening, March 20, 2009. Janet was the daughter of Robert and Kathyrne Tacadena and resided in California her entire life.

After graduating from Edison High School in 1953, she worked 39 years for the County of Fresno. She was a devoted and hard working employee whose sense of humor brought joy to many of her coworkers.

Her hobbies included shopping, collecting angels, and bringing joy to all those around her. She will be greatly missed and remain forever 29 in the eyes of her friends and family.

Janet is preceded in death by her mother, father; and two sisters, Roberta Mae Bohannon and Ruth Joan Tacadena.

She is survived by two sisters, Kathy Ann Lopez, and Joyce Louise Graham; her four children, Daniel Tacadena, Paula Gammariello, Michael Chavez, and Roberta Smith; seven grandchildren, Jon Tacadena, Cathy Tacadena, Briana Wiles, Chuck Chavez, Courtney Gammariello, Joshua Gammariello, and Sophie Gammariello; and one great-grandchild, Liam Tacadena.

Visitation will be held at Farewell Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.

Interment will follow at Belmont Memorial Park.

Remembrances may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste. 110, Sacramento, Ca. 95833 or FAREWELL FUNERAL SERVICE 660 W. Locust Avenue Fresno, CA (559)440-0484

Family links: 
  Robert Alves Tacadena (1908 - 2004)
  Kathryne Louise Daley Tacadena (1914 - 1978)
  Daniel Jose Chavez (1933 - 1958)
  Robert Gerard Chavez (1955 - 1955)*
  Joyce Louise Tacadena Graham (1933 - 2011)*
  Janet Rose Tacadena Smith (1935 - 2009)
  Roberta Mae Tacadena Bohannon (1938 - 1962)*
  Ruth Joan Tacadena (1942 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Belmont Memorial Park
Fresno County
California, USA
Created by: Dawna Westbrook
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36546280
Janet Rose <i>Tacadena</i> Smith
Added by: Dawna Westbrook
Janet Rose <i>Tacadena</i> Smith
Added by: Dawna Westbrook
Janet Rose <i>Tacadena</i> Smith
Added by: Dawna Westbrook
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I thought about you today Aunt Janet. Hope you are at peace and resting easy.
- Dawna Westbrook
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014

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