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Obituary for Janet D. Halliday

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Janet D. Halliday

October 6, 1921 - June 4, 2013

Janet Dorothy Thomas Halliday, 91, passed away on June 4, 2013 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Janet was born October 6, 1921 to Cecil and Minnie Thomas in Long Beach, California. She graduated from San Pedro High School in San Pedro, CA.

Janet married Robert T. Halliday in 1945, and in that union they had one daughter, Colleen. They were later divorced. Janet was a very successful Real Estate Broker for over 40 years in California. Janet enjoyed working with her hands. She learned to sew and knit when she was a child. Later in life she took up needlepoint, and belonged to ANG (American Needlepoint Guild) and EGA (Embroiders’ Guild of America).

Janet is survived by her daughter Colleen Wilson (Clark), Grandsons Michael Acosta (Amber), Robert Blaylock, Granddaughter Michelle Ecklund (John), 8 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren, Brother, Donald Thomas (Peggy), Sister, Betty Van Acker and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Janet is preceded in death by her parents Cecil & Minnie, Brothers LaRue, Kenneth and Gerald Thomas, sister, Eloise Thomas, and Great Granddaughter, Jade Lynne Glenn.

A visitation will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Saturday June 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Southern California on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at Greenhills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

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Born: October 6, 1921
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Anna Graham posted on 6/19/13

Our condolences to Colleen and her family. Janet will be missed as a big part of your family. Love and Sympathy. Neva, Anna & Duane, Shirlene & Ross


colleen carey posted on 6/19/13

I didnt have the chance of knowing her a long time. but i know she was a very beautiful , kind hearted women and will be missed dearly :'( rest in peace grandma halliday


Susie Stephens posted on 6/19/13

Dear Colleen and family-We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was loved and respected by everyone who met her. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. May she rest in peace. God bless you and your entire family.


Brandy Olson posted on 6/19/13

Thinking of you all and sad to hear of this passing. What a great long life she lived and was able to enjoy with her family.


Jill Rasmussen posted on 6/19/13

Colleen and family, So saddened to hear of Janet's passing. She was the bright spot at the lunch table and always a joy to listen to her tales and life adventures. She was a gifted craftswoman and fun to joke with. My grandmother Veda, Marge, Betty and especially Ruth will miss her at the table. We will watch the growth of her tomatoes and think of her often. Thanks for sharing her with us from California.


Carolina Pinkston posted on 6/19/13

Thank you for sharing the Tribute Video and photos, Mom (Grandma Acosta) and I enjoyed going down Janet's memory lane. Our condolences to Colleen, Michael, Michelle and family. Peace be with all of you. Sincerely, Aunt Carol......Carolina Acosta Pinkston