|Birth: ||May 11, 1984|
Box Elder County
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2012|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
May 11, 1984 ~ November 22, 2012
BRIGHAM CITY--Janette Mahana Baron Andersen returned to her loving Heavenly Father on November 22, 2012 after a year-long battle with AML Leukemia. Janette was born on May 11, 1984, the youngest daughter of Roger and Chris Baron of Brigham City, Utah.
Janette lived an exemplary life. In her short time on earth, she managed to touch the hearts of literally thousands of individuals. She was beautiful on the outside and on the inside. Janette's life centered around her two boys, Conner and Brayden, and her husband, Marc, who loved her dearly. She felt strongly that being a wife and mother was a noble calling, and she put her whole heart and soul into it. She radiated goodness, and her influence was felt by all she knew whether it was for 10 years or 10 minutes.
Janette graduated from Box Elder High School in 2002 and attended Weber State University. She enjoyed acting and had leading roles in a number of plays while in high school. It was while still in high school that Janette met her future eternal companion and soul mate, Marc Andersen. Following his LDS mission, she and Marc were sealed together for time and for all eternity in the Bountiful Temple on January 10, 2003. Marc and Janette moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2008 so that Marc could attend pharmacy school at Samford University. They enjoyed their time in Alabama and made many wonderful friends there.
Janette was always an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many callings including the primary presidency. Her faith in and dedication to her Heavenly Father was a constant in her life and was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Janette was diagnosed with AML leukemia in November 2011. Despite the extreme suffering during the last years of her life, Janette somehow maintained a positive attitude. Even during that time, she focused her energy on being a good mother, wife, and friend. When Marc and her boys would come and see her in the hospital, her whole countenance lit up with joy and she literally ran to where they would meet, pulling the pole with her medication pumps behind her. During the months she spent at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Janette spent her time developing new hobbies and talents and on serving others. While in the hospital, she painted wooden dolls and made clothes for them to be given to the children in the cancer unit of the Primary Children's Medical Center. She also wrote inspiring articles that were read by the thousands who followed her internet blog, www.jannettesjourney03.blogspot.com. Just prior to her passing, she was in the process of writing a book about her experiences.
On November 22, 2012 Janette passed away at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, surrounded by her family and in the arms of her loving husband. Janette is survived by her husband, Marc Andersen and her two sons, Conner and Brayden. Also surviving are Janette's parents, Roger and Christine Baron, her Grandmother, Gwenna May Bowen, her siblings, Teresa Olschewski, LeAnn Jensen, Bryan Baron, Steven Baron, and Alan Baron; Marc's parents, Gary and Linda Andersen, and his siblings, Lori Obray, Becky Anderson, Melissa Jensen, Julie Berchtold, Kiersten Ogles, Scott Andersen, and Zachary Andersen.
Janette's family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to all who took such wonderful care of Janette at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. Thanks also goes to those who supported Janette financially through the last year by holding and attending fundraisers, and through individual donations by numerous individuals and groups.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center on 650 Anderson Drive, Brigham City, UT. Viewing will be Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, and Wednesday 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Church. An account has been set up at Box Elder County Credit Union for Janette's expenses.
Published in Box Elder News Journal,
Wednesday November 28, 2012
Brigham City Cemetery
Box Elder County
Created by: Peggy (Van) Holt
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101415543