Janet J. Barron
November 5, 1934 – September 8, 2020
Janet J. Barron passed away on Sept. 8, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO, where she resided the last 12 years of her life. She was born in St. Louis, MO Nov. 5, 1934, the only child of T. Lewis Jones and Margaret Barron Jones.
She attended Barstow School, which was at the time, an all-girls preparatory school in Kansas City, MO for 11 years, and then moved to Texas where she met her future husband, and graduated from Highland Park H.S. in Dallas, TX in 1952. She married James C. Cameron July 4th, 1952, just after graduation. In April of 1953, they welcomed their only child, Catherine C. Cameron. Janet and Jim later divorced in 1980, and he later died in 2005.
Janet was a red-head, extraordinary woman. She accomplished many things in her life. She owned and ran several businesses, and ended up becoming a writer, which she loved. She found her niche in life when she started writing. She was a freelance writer for most of her years. She wrote for magazines such as Southern Florist, Modern Paint and Coating, Banking magazines, Sunnyside and Casket, Computer World and finally as a technical writer for Byte Magazine for 6 years. She wrote several books, The Franchise Handbook, Outlet Mall Handbook, and a book of poetry, Impressions … . During her time working in the early, emerging computer industry (1980s) she met all the people who eventually went on to shape that industry, such as Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and a host of others. She also, through her writing, was able to meet terrific people of all walks of life.
She leaves behind a daughter, Catherine Uhles, 3 grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa) Uhles of Salt Lake City, Megan (James) Blanchard of Phoenix, AZ, and Stephanie Uhles of Colorado Springs; as well as 7 great grandchildren. She said in 1992 that she had no regrets. She had tried most everything that she wanted to try. And it was grand!
Her funeral was a small family affair on September 15, 2020.