July 26, 1938 – May 5, 2018
Janeth “Jan” Bennett, a longtime resident of Houston and Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, the 5th of May 2018. The daughter of Harold Hill and June Sanford, Jan was born in Duncan, Oklahoma. She grew up in Artesia, New Mexico and moved with the family to El Paso, Texas where she graduated from Austin High School. She started her career at El Paso Natural Gas and later joined Continental Airlines. Jan was a proud supporter of Texas A&M football and a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan. Jan is proceeded in death by her beloved father, Harold H. Hill and her loving husband, Val G. Bennett. She is survived by her daughters Christi Pace, Robyn Hutton, Cindy Charles; mother, June Sanford; sister, Claire Greenwood; grandson, Pace Hutton; granddaughter, Shelby Charles and great-granddaughter, Leighton Charles. Jan was a faithful friend, loving mother, and very proud Mom-Mom to her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She will forever be in our hearts. The family would like to thank the nurses at Methodist Hospital, as well as the caregivers at Brookdale Rehabilitation unit for their professionalism and kindness. A memorial service is to be held at half past ten o’clock on Thursday, the 17th of May, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer. In lieu of customary remembrances, may be directed to Citizens for Animal Protection, 1755 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094; or to charity of one’s choice.
- Memorial Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Shirley Dunn Hanks
May 12, 2018
I met Janeth (Jan) Pace Bennett 30 years ago in a place we called the "Black Hole" (it was actually the Sales Office of the Stouffer's Hotel in Greenway Plaza).On that day my life changed forever! Jan was one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Petite, but strong, beautiful, but brilliant too! I was the Director, but Jan was the boss! She kept us all in line but gave us lots of love along the way. When her Knight and Shining Armor rescued her from the "Black Hole" I thought my life was over. Little did I know it was just getting started. Jan created memories for me that will live in my heart forever. She was a Mother, a Sister, a Friend, a Protector, a Psychologist, a Comforter, a Caretaker and a Caregiver. She welcomed strangers into her home and provided a place for them to stay while they healed from whatever was broken. She was loving and kind, compassionate and caring. Although my adoption papers sat in the top tray on the corner of Jan and Val's desk, she was a Mother to me and I will always be grateful for what she did for me in my life. I have not always been the best "almost adopted" daughter, but she was ALWAYS the BEST Mother. Jan, I will see you again when I get to heaven and I will know exactly where to find you because your Mansion will be located on the street that is lined with rubies and gold and it will be the one decorated to the nine! There will be a place in your Mansion for us all the gather, to share a meal or to just sit and chatter. I look forward to our reunion and catching up from where we left off....Peace be with you Christi and Robyn. She loved you and her grandson with all of her heart and soul.
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