Janet Gay Powell

1939 ~ 2022


1950 East Dimple Dell Road
May 7, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


1950 East Dimple Dell Road
May 7, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Janet Judd Powell (83), our darling mother, grandmother, and friend passed away with family by her side on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Janet was born on January 9, 1939 in Marysville, Idaho to Vandorda Mary Martindale and Frederick Earl Judd. She spent her early years in Idaho playing and farming with her two brothers, Clint and Pete. At age twelve she moved to Salt Lake City where she loved participating in school plays and dances. She graduated from East High School in 1957. She attended BYU where she enthusiastically cheered for sports throughout her life.

Janet moved with friends to California where she met her sailor on the beach. Janet and Lee Roy Powell were married June 6, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple. They resided in Long Beach while Lee finished his time in the US Navy and then moved to Garden Grove. They were blessed with three daughters; Jana Schumann, Teresa Law and Lisa Bird. They raised their family in Nevada where they spent eleven years. They were able to retire and spend the last thirty-eight years in Mountain Home Arkansas, making many memories with grandkids that came to visit. She made many lifelong friends as they moved across the states.

Janet worked as a legal secretary throughout her life up until the age of seventy-eight. She was able to spend the last few months of her life back in Salt Lake closer to family who cherish these final memories with her.

Janet was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with a strong testimony of our Savior. She served in many callings including as a temple worker in the St. Louis Temple.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Vanorda Mary Martindale and Frederick Earl Judd, and her brother Clint Judd. She is survived by her husband Lee Powell, brother Pete Judd, three daughters: Jana Schumann, Teresa Law, and Lisa (Marty) Bird, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

Funeral services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, Utah on Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral at 9:30 a.m.

Special thanks to The Escalante at Draper and Inspiration Home Health and Hospice Care for their compassionate service to Janet the last ten months.

To watch the completed service, please click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_IiCaSQGX8X53ZVWkTX9wnS5KQTEFQLPdcqhvTXIjcKBtjlypgK5wVhow9UFT0tf.aDSJXUTLolxblCF4?startTime=1651939654000


I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved Janet. She was such a precious soul and so very kind. Prayers of comfort for you all.
Mandy Sutton

- Mandy Sutton

Dear Lee, Jana,Teresa, Lisa and family. We are so sorry to her about Janet. She was a wonderful woman. I will always have wonderful memories of her. Your family was a great part of my growing up. Love, Jody (Budden) and Gary Ceragioli

- Jody Ceragioli

We will always remember Janet for her generous and loving nature. She was an amazing woman with a steadfast testimony of our savior, Jesus Christ and an unfailing desire to be a faithful disciple and friend. We know that she will be sorely missed on this side of the veil and welcomed joyously on the other side. Our love and sincere condolences to each of her loving family members. Sincerely, The Deck Family, Saint George, Utah

- Tom and Gail Deck and family

My sister Marlyn just told me about my sweet cousin Janet's passing. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I spent lots of time with Janet's Mom , my favorite lAunt, Aunt Vanorda and Janet was one of my favorite cousins as a child and as an Adult as well. She was always so kind and thoughtful. She was several years older than me, but I remember her being was so much fun and so sweet. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I would love to come to the funeral, but will be out of town this weekend. Our love goes out to all of you at this difficult time. I'm sure there was a grand reunion on the other side of the veil with My Mom , Alta Martindale Lerwil, Aunt Vanorda and many others who love her. May God bless you with peace, love & comfort at this time of loss.
Shirley Lerwil Brock

- Shirley Lerwil Brock

I became acquainted with Janet a few years ago. She was an avid genealogist. She descended from the Union of 2 Judd lines Ammon Franklin Judd and Annie Dowler Judd. Annie is the sister to my grandfather, Harry Judd both Children of Frederick. We swapped tales and I was able to answer questions about Ammon Judds lineage because both of our Judd families stem from the southern Utah area but I’d never found the link. She shared with me many wonderful family stories and we emailed back and forth for some time. She was an advocate of genealogy and temple work. I never met her personally although we talked of our families and she invited me to come cut down some the trees on their property. I extend my condolences to the family but triumphant she will rise and today she’s in a lovely place, renew old acquaintances and preparing for even greater work. One day we’ll meet and visit with those she and I talked about.

- Harry Lewis Judd

Janet’s sunshine was seen by so many, including our family when we lived in Arkansas. Her love for people and the Lord shown brightly through her kindnesses and smile. She will be so missed! I loved her faith filled posts and determination. Our prayers go out to dear husband Lee, Jana, Teresa, Lisa and family.

- Arch and Kim Sites

Sending love and prayers to my Aunt Janet's Family. We will be there to celebrate her life Saturday.

- Marlo Rossner

I met Janet when we both worked as secretaries in the law firm of Greenwood and Swan. She was a very happy person and fun to be around. When they were living in California my husband and I stayed with Janet and Lee while we looked for a home in Westminster. My condolences are with her family.

- Norene Petersen

Janet was a wonderful person! She will be so missed!

- Benny and Wanda Harvey

Thinking of you and your family. Moms are always missed. They are the centerpiece to our lives. I’m sure the light in her life was bright and was proud to be your mother. ❤️

- Cristi Erfman

My thoughts and prayers are with the Powell Family, We were lucky enough to have had Sister Powell in our lives during our teenage years, what a wonderful example of love and kindness she set for the rest of us. Love you all, God Bless.

- Tim Schwen

I wish I could be there with the rest of family but I send my condolences because I have fond memories of Janet when I first met Her when we lived in Long Beach, Calif. when Pete & I first started dating! Much Love & many blessings to
all who could make it to the funeral’

Aloha, Brenda L. Judd


So sorry for your family’s precious loss. She was a sweet lady! May God grace you with comfort and peace.

- Laura Devors Hoover