Janet Lee Hartford
February 22, 1955 – September 29, 2019
Janet Hartford went home to be with Jesus on September 29th, 2019.
Janet was born on February 22, 1955 to Hetty and Jack Hartford. She loved living in the warm and loving home they provided in Four Lakes, Washington. She lived in the same home her entire life. The youngest of 4 children, Janet loved her siblings, often fighting to be a part of whatever they were doing. Her childhood was filled with joy. She loved to tell the stories of all the adventures she had with siblings, friends, and maybe her best friend of all--her beloved horse Dan. Janet loved music, and had a beautiful voice. She sang with the musical group “Ambassadors” while at Cheney High School, from which she graduated in 1973. She also loved to sing at Four Lakes Community Church, where she was a lifelong faithful member. After graduation, Janet worked for the Cheney Police Department as a dispatcher. Janet was generous, often hand-makings one of a kind gifts. Janet was a collector. She collected horse figurines, music, movies, rocks, dirt, stories and anything she might possibly use to make a craft for Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School was her passion for many years. She spent months preparing every single detail of the curriculum and crafts. Literally hundreds of children from the Four Lakes Community heard Janet lead songs and tell stories about Jesus. Though her health prevented her from doing many things, Janet made the most of the years she was given. She served God and honored Him well. Janet was preceded in death by her father, Jack F. Hartford. She is survived by her mother Hetty, sisters Jackie (Melissa) Hartford, Linda (Delbert) Turnbough, brother Gary (Sheila), 5 nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 12:30pm, at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, WA, followed by a memorial 2:30 PM at Four Lakes Community Church, Cheney, WA. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
- Graveside Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
Janet Lee Hartford
Julie Painter Pittmann
October 16, 2019
Such precious memories of Janet in our Camp Fire group-always smiling and kind. During our school years, we depended on Janet to lead us in song with her amazing voice. She truly sang like an angel. Another of her talents was drawing horses. May God comfort all her family and friends as she now sings in heaven.