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Obituary for Janisse Martin Meikle Zabriskie

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Janisse Martin Meikle Zabriskie

August 25, 1946 - February 10, 2018

Janisse Martin Meikle Zabriskie passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.  Jan was born August 25, 1946 in Ogden, Utah, to Edward Rich Martin and Georgia Smith Martin.  Jan graduated from Ogden High School & Utah State University.  She married her sweetheart James Allen Meikle on June 21, 1968, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They raised four children together.  After 43 wonderful years, Jim passed away in 2012.  Jan married her next sweetheart Noel Zabriskie on June 15, 2013.

She enjoyed years of being at home raising her children and then working for various local businesses. In 2013 she retired as an administrative assistant with Ogden City.  During those years she received various recognitions and awards.  She also served on numerous committees and organizations.  Jan was a faithful member of the LDS Church and loved the people she served with at the Ward and Stake levels.  Family and friends will remember her feisty spirit, determination to enjoy life, and her infectious laughter.  Jan was always the first to say “Hello” and shared love and kindness with everyone.  She especially enjoyed spending the last few years with Noel traveling and visiting new places.

Jan is survived by her husband Noel; and her children and grandchildren, Andy and Kim Meikle (Wakely, Drew & Henry), Aynie and Trent Handsaker (Harper & Henley), Mary Adams (Alec & Eddie); Noel’s children and grandchildren, Ranae and Danny Hart (Erin, Laney & Keegan), Rachelle Greenwell (Cole & Clara), Alan and Jennie Zabriskie (Max, Kate, & Kallie), Becky and Brad Petersen (Brenden, Erik, Jacob & Bailee), Lauren and Nate Yost (Megan); her brothers Randy and Vicky Martin, Chad Martin, Knute and Karen Lund; her sisters Angie and Fez DeHart, Kristen and Jim Beech.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, son Matt, her parents, and two brothers Zack and Leif.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15th at the Ogden East Stake Center located at 1314 27th Street, Ogden, Utah at 11:00 a.m.  Family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services.  Both will be held at the Stake Center.  Interment will follow at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.  Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ogden East Stake Center


1314 - 27th St
Ogden, UT

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

Ogden East Stake Center


1314 - 27th St
Ogden, UT

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Family will greet friends from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service.


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: August 25, 1946
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Condolences for Janisse Martin Meikle Zabriskie

Nancy West posted on 2/26/18

Noel, I was so sorry to read about Janisse. I was really sorry I did not read it until a week after the service. I wish I had been around to attend the service and get to know her. You were such a great person to work with and you have such a kind loving heart. I am sure you will miss her dearly. My prayers are with you and both your families. My love to you Nancy West


Pam Peacock Gilmore posted on 2/16/18

I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. I knew her since 2nd grade at Polk elementary school. I always found her to be kind and caring. I am so glad I got to know her, I am better for it. Peace for her family


Diane Geddes Berlin posted on 2/15/18

So sad to learn about your mom's passing. She is a great lady with the kindest heart. She blessed my life in so many ways. She encouraged me when I was a new teacher. ( Loved teaching you Mary!) She mentored me when I served with her in young women's and she was always an example of how a Christ like person lives. My love and condolences to all.


Jerrilyn Gardiner posted on 2/14/18

To Noel and Children, My heart is heavy tonight as I extend my condolences to all of you. I remember Jan as Andy’s mother and how vivacious she was. She gathered drawings from all the children and whipped them into a quilt for my new baby! Surely, she shared her many talents with all of Ogden as well as your family and even me. I send my love to all of you.


Robert Wardle posted on 2/14/18

Noel, my condolences on your loss. May she rest in peace.


Bryan Campbell posted on 2/14/18

Dear Noel, we extend to you our condolences and our love. Bryan, Margarette, Nick, Bridgette, Breanna, Brynn


Kent Zabriskie posted on 2/14/18

I'm so sorry, Uncle Noel, for your loss. I can't imagine how you must feel having lost ReNon and now Jan. : ( Sadly, I won't be able to attend the funeral, but know that I'm praying for you and your family to receive comfort and peace. Love, Kent Z


Brenda Ruffier posted on 2/13/18

Noel - I'm so sorry for your loss. It was heart warming to see the two of you find love again. You were both very lucky. Please take care of yourself and your family.


Debi Taylor Colvin posted on 2/13/18

Jan worked as our community service liaison in coordination with the Ogden City Justice Court. She always greeted anyone she knew with an open heart and a warm smile. She will truly be missed. Our deepest condolences to her family.


Tim & Christine Hall posted on 2/12/18

I have the most fond memories growing up on 27th with my second family. I have never been treated as warm and respectful as I was by Jim and Jan. Though I was one of the few non LDS kids in the neighborhood they always treated me as one of their own. Jim and Jan showed what true love looks like. True roll models for the entire neighborhood. Jan will truly be missed. My love to my little brother and sisters.