Janae Annette Houfley
March 7, 1966 – February 17, 2021
Janae Annette Houfley, 54, of Newport Beach, California, passed away on February 17, 2021.
Janae (Heyza) was born in San Diego, California, on March 7, 1966. She moved to Michigan in 1979 where she graduated from Algonac High School in 1984, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1988. She was married to Gregory Joseph Houfley on November 23, 2002. She is survived by her two sons, Andrew (Drew) Joseph Houfley, and Nicholas Gregory Houfley, her parents Clement Zenon Heyza and Annette Frances Heyza (Lupenski), and her brother Kurt Clement Heyza. She is preceded in death by her brother, Mark Clement Heyza, who passed February 18th, 2019.
After a career in Material Handling, Janae’s passion and love was raising her two sons. She loved traveling and being around the water. After moving to California in 2003, her family set up permanent residence in Newport Beach, CA in 2009 so she could be by the ocean.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, February 24, 2021, at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2046 Mar Vista Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660. A private interment will follow at Pacific View Memorial Park. The family suggest memorials be made to the Hoag Family Cancer Institute
- Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Janae Annette Houfley
February 24, 2021
Dear Family of Greg Houfley:
We are deeply saddened by Janae Houfleys' death. My husband Rich and I were long term next door neighbors with Greg as a youngster when he was living in Westland, Michigan. In addition Greg's youngest sister is our Goddaughter.
Janae was such a loving and devoted wife and wonderful mother of Nicholas Houfley. She will be greatly missed by her dear family and by her many friends.
May Janae rest in eternal peace for ever and ever!
With sincere sympathy and love,
Rich and Sue Martinsky
San Jose, CA
February 23, 2021
My deepest condolences for the Houfley family. I work with Greg and he often talks about his family. From the way Greg would describe Janae, it was abundantly clear that she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend. She will be missed by all.
I will never forget how, after first meeting me, Janae immediately knew my name and my background. As if I had known her for years. Greg later told me that Janae had an amazing memory and he often relied on her name-recall talents for social gatherings.
I know that Janae is a light-filled place, smiling down at her family and friends, beaming with love.