Janet Lee Harrington, age 69, died suddenly on August 23rd in Loveland, Colorado.
Janet was born in Kankakee, IL on August 9, 1951, to Jack and Betty (Searls) Harrington of Kankakee, Illinois. She graduated from Herscher High School in 1969 and became a Registered Nurse after attending Kankakee Community College. Later, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and earned her master’s degree in Technical Communication from Colorado University Denver.
Janet settled in Colorado, providing her with a constant outlet in the Rocky Mountains where she was an active skier, snowboarder, and hiker, including some “14,000-ers.” She loved adventure and traveled actively over the years to Mexico, Bali, Yugoslavia, France, England, and Nicaragua; she was partially fluent in Russian. Janet practiced the Episcopal Faith all of her life and was active in her church and community.
Janet was a loving, kind daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack, and her mother, Betty. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Hengl (Mark Willemsen), grandson, Dustin Hengl (Joeline Chavez) , and step-grandchildren, Jordan, Jenna, and Jessica, and her siblings, Patrick (Lori), Margaret, Judith (Steve Webb), John, and Michael, her uncle, George Searls, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services honoring Janet will be at St. Phillip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, 397 Perry Park Road, Sedalia, Colorado, 80135 on Monday, 2:00 pm MST, August 31st and will allow for both virtual attendance and attendance at the church. (Zoom information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7832487548 ID # 7832487548) Anyone wishing to donate in Janet’s name can contribute to St. Phillip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church (https://www.stphilipinthefield.org/). Blue Mountain Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
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