Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Janita Lejean Yanez

April 1, 1979July 14, 2020

Graveside services for Janita LeJean Fields-Yanez will be held on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Pumpkin Center Cemetery with Pastor Pat Moss officiating. She will be laid to rest in the family section next to her first son, Randall Huffman. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Honorary pallbearers for Janita include James fields, Spencer “Hoss” Huffman, Landen Braden, Wyatt Fields, and John Lee Fields.

Janita Lejean Fields Yanez was born on Sunday April 1st, 1979 in Ventura, CA, the daughter of John and Cynthia (Starr) Fields. She grew up with one sister, Jennifer and one brother, James. The family relocated to the Tahlequah area and Janita graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1997, and decided on the medical profession of a phlebotomist. She earned a living for her family at WW Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The best part of any day for Janita was spending time with her children and family, she adored them. She was the proud mother of Randall, Spencer, and Justus. Life was wonderful for Janita, she made friends everywhere she went. She had the smile that never stopped and the ability to make a room full of strangers her friends. She never stopped seeing the good in people. She loved sports, especially fishing, or yelling for her favorite football players, the Sooner and the Dallas Cowboys! She enjoyed catching another episode of “The Walking Dead”, going out to catch a little karaoke or a little dancing, or just hanging out with her friends. It was all good. She was outgoing and bubbly, and always found a way to make you smile. Unfortunately, her life was all too brief, and Janita passed from this life on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. She was 41 years old and will never be replaced.

She is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom Fields, Claudia Justus, maternal grandfather, Douglas Starr, and her first born son, Randall Huffman.

Those left to cherish her memory include husband, Scott Yanez, her son, Spencer, and daughter, Justus, her sister, Jennifer Johnson and husband Chris of Ft. Gibson, OK, and her brother, James Fields and Companion Kortney Dobson of Hulbert, OK. She also leaves her mother and father, John and Cynthia Fields of Tahlequah, and six nieces and nephews, Landen, Wyatt, John Lee, Riley, Hannah, and Charli, as well as many cousins and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


  • James Fields, Honorary
  • Spencer "Hoss" Huffman, Honorary
  • Landen Braden, Honorary
  • Wyatt Fields, Honorary
  • John Lee Fields, Honorary


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Janita Lejean Yanez

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Debborah Buckhorn

July 21, 2020

My condolences to Jennifer. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Violet Colunga

July 20, 2020

Well my friend,sister from another mother and father of course. As we lay u to rest I wanna remember all of our awesome times we shared. Laughing,crying,and being serious talking about life stuff, You was one of the first friend ::I have ever really known since the 1 st grade at Briggs Elementary, U stood up for me when no one else would... plus I remember no one would mess with u caz ,u were a big girl, and I felt safe around u caz no one would mess with me ,Caz u was my BFF...we stayed good friends thru out the years,,and will continue to be Till we meet again my dearest sister,friend forever love always

Nancie (Ross) Causey

July 20, 2020

I will forever miss your smile & the laughs we have shared together from 2nd Grade up through high school into adulthood. From slumber parties, after school at your house, church, etc... We made a lot of memories together & you always made sure I was included when I was the shy kid. LOL!
You are a great Friend, Mother, Sister, Daughter! We will meet again & laugh again! Love you always, Janita!

Laura Sequichie-Henson

July 19, 2020

Janita, my favorite memories of you are so many. Your cheerful and mischievous laughter resonated through out the halls of Sequoyah while you were a student there. I know I along with many shall miss you. May God and peace be with you and your family. Tearful loving thoughts and prayers be with your children.
Laura (aka Mrs. Sequichie)

Laurel Mahaney

July 18, 2020

Janita! I remember our time working at the store together and the fun we had! You and your Virginia Slims! I’m so glad we saw each other not too long ago and were able to catch up a little bit. Rest easy my friend, you will be missed.

Melissa Girdner

July 17, 2020

Oh Janita! My friend. I'm going to forever miss you and the laughs we used to share on a daily. The way you teased me with those dang ferrets you had in HS when I came over. Your voice will be missed also. I told my kids how good you could sing. You'll definitely be a fabulous addition to His choir. Rest easy my friend. Say hey to everybody. Until we see each other again ♥️

Bobbi Hammons

July 17, 2020

G! I'm gonna miss the late night talks, all the Rave and Aqua Net we went through in the 90s and cruising all over several counties in your little green car! I'm thankful I got to see you when I did, I'm also thankful that when I talked to you the other night I didnt know it would be our last, I would have never let you go. I love you and will miss that big ol mouth of yours terribly, fly high sister and please watch over all of us!

Latisha French

July 17, 2020

I am gonna miss your smile and laugh. You have always had a smile on your face Everytime I seen you. Going to miss you. RIP Janita. Love you my friend. Until we meet again ♥️♥️♥️

Katie Gentry

July 17, 2020

I miss you so much already cousin, our memories will always be in my heart!! I love you Soo much and I will see you in Heaven when I get there!!!
Prayers and love for the rest of the family

April Martin

July 17, 2020

Man oh man!! G!! My heart continues to break and tears continue to fall!! We was just talking the other day laughing and clowning! I will forever love and miss you!! I will miss your silly laugh and huge smile! Fly high my sister!! RIH


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