Obituary: SKIPPER, JANET

Published: Monday, July 28 2014 10:50 a.m. MDT

Janet Brickey Stewart Skipper "Granny Jan"

After a courageous battle with cancer, Janet Skipper passed away on Dec. 7, 2010. As a mom, wife, sister or friend, Janet exemplified kindness, patience and love. Born on Dec. 5, 1946 to Paul Robert and Eva Daybell Brickey in Provo, Janet loved life, relished learning and was always willing to try something new. She met Donald Stewart at Provo High School. They later married on Oct. 14, 1966 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They lived in Dallas, TX, before moving to Murray, UT. where Janet lived for 34 years, making numerous friends and touching the lives of many. She and Don were later divorced. Janet married Dyion Skipper on July 3, 2004 and moved to North Carolina where she enjoyed horseback riding, finding unique shops and walking along the beach. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Raleigh LDS temple. Whether it was reading, baking, gardening, going to lunch, making crafts with grandchildren or crocheting, Janet enjoyed life to the fullest. Her favorite times were being around her family and friends. Janet is survived by her husband Dyion, her five children; Peri (Tom) Haraldsen, Jenny (Bob) Bates, Heather Stewart (Scott Simon), Jason (Laura) Stewart and Shelley (Jon) Sachs; her brothers Bob and Keith Brickey; her sisters Jeanene Bishop and Marica Field; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Carolynn Skipper and her son Kevin. She will be missed more than she will ever know. Funeral services were held on Dec. 11 in North Carolina. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the LDS church on 619 W. 5750 S.