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Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA

OBITUARY

JANIE MAY HERSEY

January 4, 1932September 4, 2019

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Janie Hersey 87, of San Jose, passed peacefully on September 4th, 2019, at her residence of 58 years, surrounded by her loving children.

Janie was born in San Jose to Bertha Alice Reid and William F. Reed, on January 4th, 1932. She was a majorette state champion, competed in many competitions (won dozens of trophies) and even marched with the San Jose state marching band. She went to San Jose High School Graduated in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart Robert Hersey (Bob). They were happily married for 46 years during which they traveled all through the U.S. with their RV. Janie was the head manager of the school cafeteria for the San Jose school district, where she later retired. She loved to cook, and entertain always opening her home for family parties and the holidays. She loved the ocean and would take summer vacations at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. She loved her 2 wonderful children, and her 1 Granddaughter unconditionally.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Bertha Reid & William Reed, Her husband Robert Hersey, Her Son-in-law Michael Perry.

She is survived by her son William Hersey, daughter in law Mary, daughter Carolyn Perry & granddaughter Amanda Morgan (Cody).

Services

22 September

Vistation in The Chapel of Roses

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

22 September

Service in The Chapel of Roses

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

22 September

Burial

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Memories

JANIE MAY HERSEY

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Lea Rubio

September 8, 2019

Mrs. Hersey was cherished and loved by all the McVay neighborhood kids! She always opened her house to the kids with freshly baked cookies (snickerdoodles, sugar cookies and more) she was a strong and amazing woman. I remember her hardy laugh and kind heart. She always put her family first and never let any visitors feel like less than family. 💜 She was a great “neighborhood mom” as well as a fantastic mom and grandma to her own family. 💜. We miss you Mrs. Hersey!

Amanda Morgan

September 7, 2019

Grandma,
I sit here 3 days after you have passed and find myself lost. As you know death is hard for me to cope with since Dad left us.
I wish I could just call you on the phone like the old days talking about the weather, our pets, politics or what the latest gossip is on Days Of Our Lives. I remember being like 9 years old sitting in the living room, with our lunch on those TV dinner trays, watching the soaps. You and great grandma were always a hoot to watch.
You always took me with you to the beauty parlor and you would let me get a cream cheese croissant a few places down. Loved sitting next to you flipping through magazines with the ladies.
I looked forward to summer vacation so we would take our annual trip to Santa Cruz and stay at Dream Inn on the beach. Just you and I sitting on the balcony watching the kids go through lifeguard training in the early mornings. You with your coffee and me with my hot coco that you packed from home.
I knew I had one kickass Grandma riding the giant dipper and bumper cars with me. I will always cherish our special memories together.
Bottom line you were the strongest, sweetest, most caring woman I have ever known and I hope I'm at least half the woman you were.
Holidays, birthdays it won't be the same without you Grandma. I love you to the moon and back. You are my sunshine always.
Love, Mandy

Lisa Atilano

September 7, 2019

My fondest memory is Mrs. Hersey was always baking, when I was little I use too saunter over in hopes to get one of those cookies 🍪Lol. also my daughter would go over and play with Amanda when she was little and Mrs. Hersey would teach them how to bake as well. She was so good with my kids. You will be deeply missed Mrs. Hersey!! 🙏🏼

Vicki Reid

September 7, 2019

What of the most beautiful women I knew, always a sweetheart, I will miss you always.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY