My beloved mom, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of July 6, 2021. As promised, I was right there by her side as she took her last breath and left this world. In my heart, I know her loved ones were there to accompany her to Heaven.
Jan was born in Peoria, Illinois to Ramona Grittner and Elmer Ault on February 26, 1943. After high school, she attended a Radiology program in Joliet, Illnois and then worked as an x-ray and mammography technician for 30+ years.
During her life, Jan lived in California and North Dakota. In 1989, Jan moved to Utah to be closer to Shelley, she then fulfilled one of her dreams to become a member of the Catholic church.
The greatest joy in her life was her daughter, Shelley. Jan was Shelley’s biggest fan. She loved to watch Shelley play basketball in high school and college – standing proudly in the stands cheering. Jan was a constant and loving support in Shelley’s life.
Jan was a devoted mother and friend. She loved to talk to anyone, always engaging in conversation. She would ask the most thoughtful questions and had a knack for listening and making you feel like you were the most important person.
Jan loved her birthday and it was always a special day to spend with her doing something amazing and ending the evening with her favorite meal – spaghetti.
Jan loved to travel; she had an adventurous life! She loved planning the trips just as much as the trip itself. She loved to ride ATV’s on the Paiute ATV trail in Utah, take long road trips and cruises. Her trips with Shelley will always be remembered. She loved to play games, always wanting Shelley to “stay 5 more minutes” to play the board game Sorry.
She was a talented water color painter and she spent hours in her art room drawing and painting. She loved doing this as she watched the sunsets from her art room or from her treasured rocking chair. Thank you for leaving us your beautiful paintings. We will cherish those forever.
Jan will be deeply missed by all the people she touched by her happiness and love.
Jan is survived by her daughter Shelley (Heather), her brother Paul (Gina), her brother Larry (Becky) and sister Diane (Ron), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Thank you to the staff at the Legacy House of South Jordan and Canyon Home and Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held on July 17, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 South).
The first time I met Jan she told me about her background, I told her my mom was from North Dakota and had ancestors from Norway. Jan lit up like a light bulb and we talked about food and traditions, we talked and laughed like we were old friends. After that when my Grandson, Skyler would visit her she would always ask about me. When I went to see her again she remembered me and we visited like best friends. She was a very special friend. She touched my heart the moment I met her. It is a pleasure to have known her.she will be missed but preciously remembered.
Shelley, I am so sorry for your loss! She was a good friend, mentor, and jokester.
She thought the sun rose and set with you!
May the perpetual light shine upon her.
May her memory be eternal.
May She Rest In Peace✝️
My deepest and most sincerest condolences to you Shelley. My heart is broken for your loss. This world is a lot less brighter without Jan. I will remember the brief moments we got to visit with her. And how big her smile was and the tenderness of her voice, and the warmth of her hugs. I wish I could be there with all of you. May she rest eternally in peace.
Shelly, I loved seeing the pictures of you and your Mom. Thank you for sending them to Jean and Jo. Appreciated them sharing them with me. I wish I could attend the services for your Mom but have other commitments the day of her service. It was an honor to know her. She was easy to love. We had many good chats about many different things on the way to and from her treatments and lots of good laughs. I will never forget her. I am so glad that she passed away peacefully and that her mortal trials are over. She endured so much and we all admired her strength and courage. I know you will miss her and I sincerely hope that you will be comforted at this time of loss. You were her world. Joetta Hirschi
Shelley, I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I worked with Jan at St Joes for about 6 years, she was an awesome lady. I know that you were the light of her life, hold all her memories close to your heart. Prayers for peace & healing at this sad time.
Jan was always such a joy to work with, you never knew what she was going to say next. So sorry for your loss Shelly, you were the light of her life and made her so proud. Rest In Peace
So sorry Shelley for your loss. She had the best laugh and personality. Thinking of you and your family.
We love you! So sorry for your loss. I will see you soon!