Janet Black Woodruff

March 24, 1939 ~ January 5, 2021

Janet Black Woodruff, age 81, stepped into eternity to join our Heavenly Father on January 5, 2021. She was born on March 25, 1939 in Blanding, Utah, to Elda Jane Brown Black and William Morley Black, the youngest of six children. Janet’s family later moved to Salt Lake City where she met a handsome sailor, her sweetheart and husband of 64 years, Sherron Henton “Woody” Woodruff, who held her hand until the very end. They devoted their lives to their five children and their spouses, twenty-six grandchildren (one in Heaven), thirty great-grandchildren, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Janet’s most admirable attribute was her kindness. She lived a selfless life of service, light, and compassion, endearing her to all she met. She loved drives up the canyon, even if just for a raspberry shake. Missing her always are: her eternal sweetheart, “Woody”, Lurlene (Art) LeFevre, Donald (Roberta) Woodruff, Robert (Susan) Woodruff, Mark (Jenn) Woodruff, and Julie (Kevin) McPhee. Special thanks to the caring folks at Cottonwood Creek Assisted Living, Elevation Hospice, Aspen Ridge West Transitional Rehab, Pioneer Stake, Poplar Grove Ward, and the Salt Lake Temple where they served.

Due to the pandemic, the family will hold a private service at 2:30 PM on Monday, January 11, 2021. Those who wish to participate remotely via video conference, please send an email to: janetwoodruffmemorial@gmail.com. Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Utah Food Bank in Janet’s honor.

You may view the recording of the graveside service at: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/5n4OzUUymgNpPyMRPwKd-rQIQnSQrCpLxArA7d3GcdvLxq-4SybxAOsoo2tkbzB5.jszptuJCg3NP4CoX?startTime=1610400704000


Our condolences to Janet's family and friends. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors. She was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, joining in 1992, 29 years!

- P. Carson
So sorry to hear of your loss of such a sweet lady. Loves and prayers going out help with your grief. Mark Wilding

- Mark L Wilding
Your sweet wife and mother is going to be solely missed, but she is now with Heavenly Father and out of pain. woody we love her and you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

- Michael and Gloria Nemelka
We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Janet's death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you lots.

- Catherine & Kevin Bersch and Jean Woodruff
Miss Janet! What a sweetheart. The most kindest and giving person that I have ever known. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts of you and your family. May god bless your soul.

- Terry Clark (TC)
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Woodruff’s passing. I remember going to the house with Julie back in the day and she was always so sweet. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Woodruff family, especially Mr. Woodruff. I remember fondly the love they shared and I pray for his strength during this difficult time. My dear friend Julie hang in there and know that I will be praying for you. Love Vega

- Kathy (Vega) Poyer
Janet was a blessing to not only her family but to all those who were fortunate to meet her. My sympathy to all the family, praying for support and blessings to each of them. Don

- Don Reaser