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Janet McCanna King
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1929
Death: Jan. 30, 2012

Janet McCanna King, age 82, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012. Janet was born on October 1, 1929, to Joseph E. and Laurene E. McCanna. Janet is survived by her husband of 46 years, Vernon; sister-in-law, LaVerne Moser and her husband Gene; and many nieces, nephews and cousins with whom she had a loving affection for each and everyone. Janet was a proud member of a prominent Territorial pioneer family, a family that was active in the real estate and insurance business in Albuquerque for more than a century. Her paternal grandfather, Peter F. McCanna, arriving in the Territory of New Mexico in 1889, and her maternal grandparents, Joseph H. and Mary J. Asselin and daughter, Laurene, arriving in 1905. Janet was preceded in death by her siblings, Peter F. McCanna II, Joseph E. McCanna, Jr., and Margaret "Peggy" Brenan. Janet graduated from the former St. Vincent Academy after having attended the first through twelfth grades. Janet's father also attended the same Academy when it was a co-educational institution. Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 1951, where she was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Her parents were also graduates of University of New Mexico. After graduation, she was employed by the University of New Mexico, Office of Admissions and Records, where one of her responsibilities was to provide every student a copy of their grades at the conclusion of each semester. Because of her delightful personality and friendly demeanor, she was admired by the entire student body. Janet knew most of the graduates by their first names and every student knew Janet McCanna! After her career at University of New Mexico, she worked side-by-side with her husband in their retail liquor and food businesses, the most notable of which was the destination dining room and lounge, the "Olde Co-op Saloon" in Estancia, New Mexico. Janet's devout Christian faith was a sustaining force throughout her entire life. Vernon and Janet married at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico on May 15, 1965. Only the love and admiration of her family exceeded the importance of her devotion to her religious faith. Janet loved her family deeply and made them a priority in every aspect of her life. Everyone who new her enjoyed her wit, her sense of humor, and her love for life. Janet was always a symbol of courage and optimism. Janet greeted each day as a gift, and always with a smile, and met each of life's challenges with grace. We hope that her family's loss is lightened with the knowledge that she was loved so dearly by so many, and will be missed by all and she captured the heart of everyone! We pause to remember the joy she brought to everyone who knew her. We will always be blessed by her unconditional love, and our lives are so much richer for the opportunity to have been a part of her life. Cremation has taken place and a private burial service for family members only will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery where her remains will be entered next to her husband. The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Avenue, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to UNM Cancer Center MSCO7 4025, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131. 
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 24-498
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Feb 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84507454
Janet <i>McCanna</i> King
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Janet, you were always so wonderful to our beloved Bob and Wanda and I will never forget the kindness you showed to me when I would come take care of grandma, after Bob's passing. You and VK are priceless in our hearts.
- Laura Perkins
 Added: Jun. 15, 2012

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