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Janet Christopherson Davey

04/18/1928 - 01/02/2020

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Janet, 91, returned to her heavenly home January 2, 2020 due to complications of pneumonia. She was born April 18, 1928 to Alvin Roy Christopherson and Ada Stringham in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Lowell Elementary, Bryant Jr. High School, East High School, and graduated from Brigham Young University. After serving a two year LDS Mission to Brazil, Janet worked at the University of Utah for two Deans, Carl J. Christensen and Henry Eyring. She Married Ronald Heard Davey June 14, 1957 in the Salt Lake City Temple. She was a dedicated mother and example to her two daughters. Janet worked in the law firm of Romney and Nelson, in the Attorney General’s office, and ended her career as administrative assistant to three Lieutenant Governors. She served faithfully in many different church callings. She was proud of her pioneer heritage and enjoyed membership in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Janet enjoyed gardening, golfing with family, picnics, traveling, and being in the mountains. She especially enjoyed singing with the Jay Welch Chorale. Janet was a great lady and touched many people. She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Elizabeth and Christine (Steven) Nielsen, Sister Julia Parks, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great- grandson, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. Friends and family may call on Monday, January 6, from 6-8 p.m. or on Tuesday, January 7 from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.

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  • Chris & Steve, we sure enjoyed getting to know Jan at our discussion group get-togethers. We will certainly miss her. May you & your family find great comfort in the knowledge we have of our Savior’s Atonement & Heavenly Father’s wonderful Plan of Happiness.
    Love, Terry & Melba

    — Terence Grimley
  • Carolyn, Chris and family – our eyes are filled with tears and our chests are heavy with sadness. Your mom was so warm and welcoming, and the most elegant woman we knew. There are so many beautiful memories of her flowing through my head. The beautiful home she kept, the style she had, her beautiful hands, and her warm embracing hugs. I am so grateful she is home. – love Marcy and family

    — The VanRenselaar Ladies
  • Your mom was a beautiful lady inside and out. May the Lord bless all of you With his great comfort and love.
    Colleen and James

    — Colleen

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