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Janet Gail Packard

June 12, 1940 — May 9, 2024

Springville

Janet Gail Jones Packard, born June 12, 1940, to Layton Byron and Aurora Maloy Jones in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was called home on May 9, 2024. She was welcomed by many loved ones, including a beautiful reunion with her beloved daughter, Katie Jane.

Janet was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her life was marked by service to others, including her role as a Relief Society president, where she dedicated herself to helping those in need.

Her love for music was profound. An accomplished pianist, Janet's talent was recognized early when she was asked to serve as a primary pianist at the age of 12 in Washington state. She also participated in a special Christmas choir for several years, bringing joy to many through her music.

She had a deep passion for reading and was a long-standing member of a Springville community book club. Through her involvement in the Christmas choir and the book club, she cultivated many treasured friendships. 

A proud alumna of Brigham Young University, Janet graduated in 1962 with a degree in Elementary Education. She cherished her time teaching second grade before dedicating herself to her family.

In 1963, President Spencer W. Kimball sealed Janet to her sweetheart, Brent Packard, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together, they built a family of three children. Janet is survived by her loving husband, J. Brent Packard, and two of their children, Lela Christine Wilkey (Kim) and John Packard (Antonella). She also leaves behind five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Janet is also survived by her two amazing sisters Karen Amis (James) and Cynthia Clark (Stephen). She is preceded in death by her brother Jeffery Layton Jones, daughter Katherine Jane Packard and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 11AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward building, 55 N Main St, Springville, UT 84663.  Friends and family may visit with the family at a viewing prior to the funeral from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. 

Janet's life was a testament to her faith, love for music, and dedication to her family. Her legacy of service and compassion will continue to inspire all who knew her.




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