Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR


Janet Kathleen Whalen

April 21, 1930July 18, 2020

Janet Kathleen Whalen, 90 of Gresham OR, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. She was born on April 21, 1930 in Smith Center, Kansas to Elmer and Alta Snow and graduated from Sandy High School in 1948. Janet married William Newell Whalen on June 30, 1950 in Kelso, Washington and celebrated their 70th Anniversary just a couple weeks ago. Janet was known as “The Best Cake Decorator in the Pacific Northwest” by many. She worked in the area at Foster Road Bakery, Three Boys Market and Albertson’s for many years, also working with Luck’s Corporation in sales, before operating BJ’s Dip N Dunk in Clatskanie, Oregon from 1984 to 1996. Janet and William were charter members of Mountain View Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening (especially her roses) and was an animal lover.

Janet is survived by her husband William Whalen of Gresham OR; sons Steven Whalen (Cindy) of Vancouver WA, Gary Whalen of San Diego CA, Peter Whalen (Linda) of Delta BC Canada and Ken Whalen (Rabecca) of Wood Village OR; grandchildren Brandon Whalen, Nicole Jarneski, Eric Whalen, Shawn Whalen, Tyler Whalen, Micah Greenfield, Terra Pounds, Chris Perham and Ryan Andres and great grandchildren Leilani, Hokulani, LumiBear and Conner. Janet was preceded by grandsons Jesse and Dustin Whalen and brothers Roy & Richard Snow.

A Private Celebration due to Covid-19 restrictions of Janet’s Life will be held at 4:00pm on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd in Gresham, Oregon with Live-Streaming available on the funeral home Facebook page for those that cannot attend. Private interment will take place at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Contributions can be made to The Salvation Army at satruck.org in lieu of flowers.


  • William Whalen, Husband of 70 years
  • Steven Whalen (Cindy Whalen), Son
  • Gary Whalen, Son
  • Peter Whalen (Linda Whalen), Son
  • Ken Whalen (Rabecca Whalen), Son
  • Brandon Whalen, Grandson
  • Nicole Jarneski, Granddaughter
  • Eric Whalen, Grandson
  • Shawn Whalen, Grandson
  • Tyler Whalen, Grandson
  • Micah Greenfield, Granddaughter
  • Terra Pounds, Granddaughter
  • Chris Perham, Grandson
  • Ryan Andres, Grandson
  • Leilani, Great Granddaughter
  • Hokulani, Great Granddaughter
  • LumiBear, Great Granddaughter
  • Conner, Great Grandson

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    Monday, July 27, 2020



Janet Kathleen Whalen

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