Rasma V. Janson

February 6, 1926November 30, 2018

Rasma Vendel Janson, 92, passed through the gates of Heaven November 30, 2018. She was greeted by her husband Albert Janson, her parents and brothers. Great rejoicing commenced!

Born in Latvia February 6, 1926, her life was truly an adventure. Fleeing Russian occupation of Latvia, Rasma left Latvia January 1945. Her then fiancé Albert had been taken to do forced labor for the German army, whereabouts unknown. Destination Germany, she walked around the country in search of Albert. When she discovered that he was in a guarded detainment camp, she crawled under a fence and rescued him. They were married November 1945, delivered their first two children while living in a displaced persons camp. Their journey to America began October 1949.

A faithful Christian servant, Rasma lived her life with unwavering faith. Longtime member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, she was active with the choir and was also a Sunday School teacher for many years. A beautiful testimony, she lived her Christianity by her actions and was loved by many.

Survivors include her children- George (Faye) Janson, Mary (Jim) Ingmire, and Grace Horton, grandchildren Erika Janson Holmes, Rebecca Janson, Melanie Jernigan Olaechea, Angie Ingmire Morton, Jessica Horton Cody and John C Horton, also 5 great grandchildren. As well, still in Latvia, two sisters Aija and Mara, and niece Indra.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday December 4,2018, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4622 Nations Crossing Road. Viewing at 11AM, with service at 12 PM, officiated by Rev Earl Pennell.



  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018


  • Committal Service

Rasma V. Janson

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Lois & Glenn Randolph

December 4, 2018

We are so very saddened to hear of Rasma’s passing and offer our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Both Albert and Rasma were very dear to us and we count it a blessing to have been friends and fellow church members throughout the years, first at Yorkmont Baptist and then Woodlawn Baptist. We pray that you will feel the presence and peace of our Lord in the days and months ahead.

Lois and Glenn Randolph