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 Janette Marie <I>Semoes</I> Sellars

Janette Marie Semoes Sellars

Death 18 Oct 2017 (aged 65)
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Janette Marie Sellars

October 14, 1952 - October 18, 2017


Janette Sellars passed away October 18, 2017 at KDDH after fighting for several months with various lung issues then suffering from cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning.

She was born Janette Marie Catherine Semoes on October 14, 1952 at Tulare District Hospital to Jess and Barbara Semoes. She grew up and attended schools here locally. She was in several school clubs and graduated high school at the top of her class. Janette proceded to attend courses at the Bakersfield College. She's then married and had her first child, Stephanie. A few years later she remarried and had her second child, Steven. Over the next several years and after her second divorce, she stayed employed with various factory jobs to single-handedly raise her two children. Once her children got older, Janette decided to further her education once again and attended classes at San Joaquin Valley College to be a Certified Pharmacy Technician. After she graduated, Janette accepted a teaching position at SJVC before going into her chosen career field. At some point in the midst of her career changes she reconnected and married the love of her life, Dow Sellars. The two of them loved the outdoors. They took motorcycle rides together and spend quality time at their cabin. Janette loved her music too, so they even went to some concerts and shows together. She also very much enjoyed and appreciated the time she spent with her family and friends. She was such a joy to be around and she had a laugh that was infectious. Janette brought happiness to all those around her. Janette was a beautiful and incredible woman with the heart of an angel and the soul of a warrior. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Janette is preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Barbara Semoes. She is survived in death by her husband Dow Sellars; her sisters and their spouses Christine & Albert Vasquez, Marian Hickman & Chris Treadaway; her children and their spouses Stephanie Vaughan, Steven & Carol Maldonado, Summer & Aaron Travis; her grandchildren Kelly Jr., Chris, Deana, Kenneth, Mitchell, Ryan, Michelle, Eric, Jasmine, Fabian, Dominic and Arianna; great grandchildren Tyler, Dalton, Jordan, Kenneth, Grace, Violet, Jonah, Ariauna, Elexio, Ian, Shayne and Aisley.

Services will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00am at Smith Family Chapel located at 505 East Pine Street Exeter, Ca 93221. Flowers can be sent directly to Smith Family Chapel.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta & Tulare Advance-Register on Oct. 25, 2017


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