She graduated from Lincoln High School in Orem where she had a group of friends she fondly called the “Gang”, the group of them remained lifelong friends. Jannett met her future husband Paul, a student at BYU, while she was waitressing at Ford Food locker in Provo. She married Paul Dean Black on July 27, 1956 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.
After Paul’s college graduation in 1957, they moved to Blanding, Utah where her husband joined his father and brothers in a gasoline distribution business. While living in Blanding, they were blessed with two children, Mark and Michele. In 1972 they moved their family to Monticello Utah where they lived until 1993 when they moved to St. George Utah to retire near their children and grandchildren.
Some of Jannett’s enjoyments in life were working as a cook at school lunch, traveling with her husband in their RV and spending time with many of their great friends. She also had a love for cooking and for many years cooked Sunday dinners for the whole family. She was a woman of traditions and made every holiday fun. She loved caring and spending time with her family. Family was the meaning of life for Jannett, she will be greatly missed.
Jannett is survived by her husband Paul Dean Black, St. George, Utah son Mark Duane (Joleen) Black, Pukalani, Hawaii and daughter Michele (James) Stewart, Diamond Valley, Utah, 8 grandchildren Kristopher, Maegan (Joshua) Barnum, Ashley (Aaron) Heaton, Skylar (Kallie) Stewart, Jennafre (Davis) Anderson, Veronica Black, Valerie (Edmond) O’Donell, Maggie Black, 15 great grandchildren, Treven, Aidan, Chayton, Kyrie, Asher, Elijah, Luke, Beckett, Joaquin, Eloise, Logan, McKinley, Freddie & Eddie and the last one due in December. She is also survived by two brothers Steven (Angie) McDonald, Provo Utah and Donald (Rodetta) McDonald Provo Utah. Sister-in-laws, Colleen Black, Sandy Utah, Ann (Lloyd) Roper, Payette, Idaho and Jessie Black, Meridian, Idaho, Brother-in-laws John Madsen, Orem Utah, Rex Nielson, Blanding, Utah and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers JC, David and Isaac and her sisters Ilene, Diane and Debbie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Noon in the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff, St. George, UT. There will be a viewing Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the services at the mortuary.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign her guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.