Janet Marlor Boren

April 3, 1939 ~ December 30, 2020


Jan. 5, 2021
2:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 east Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

Our sweet wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, Janet Marlor Boren passed peacefully at home on Dec 30th, 2020 surrounded by her family, reuniting with her parents, and children, Robert and Ashlee.

She was born April 3, 1939, in Murray UT to Robert and Fern Marlor. At age 5, she contracted Polio spending 6 months hospitalized and isolated from friends and family. The strength and perseverance developed by battling this disease were seen throughout her life. To help with the lasting effects of Polio, Janet learned to play the cello and piano. She attended Jordan High School and later Brigham Young University.

Janet met her true love Ronald L Boren and was married on September 17th, 1962 in the Logan Temple. Janet and Ron raised a loving family of 5 children (Robert, Heather, Ashlee, Brady, Jamie). She was a loving and dedicated mother and wife who would do anything for her family. She attended hundreds of soccer games and wrestling matches without missing a single game.

Janet’s generosity and kindness were known to all around her. Never wanting the spotlight or praise, she tirelessly worked behind the scenes serving all around her. Her charity and kindness exemplified Christ. Janet was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many callings. Her true love was the primary children and served many decades as a teacher. As their primary teacher, many of her kids would stop by to ”play” while grown children continually share the impact and memories that Janet made in their lives.

If you were lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting Janet, you always left uplifted, cared for, and loved.

Proceeded in death by her parents, son, Robert, and daughter, Ashlee. She is survived by her husband Ron, siblings, Kent (Sharon), Lynn (Pat), Rosemary (Jack) Gagnon, children Heather (Jeff), Brady (Rae), Jamie (Scott), and 8 grandchildren.

Due to Covid restrictions, a service will be held for the family Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 2:00 PM. The service will also be held via Zoom for those who wish to attend virtually.

To view previously recorded service, please see link above.


Ron and family, I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I pray that you’ll find peace and understanding at this difficult time. That being said, I can only imagine how happy her reunions have been, being reunited with her two kids, parents and others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Wes Holley
Dear Ron, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear wife Janet. She was was a stalwart in the Primary Program. I believe everyone of our children, and some of the grandchildren that have lived with us had her as a Primary Teacher or leader. She reached out to each of them, and was always so kind. When Madie was living with us, and missed Primary one Sunday, Janet came to the house with a handout, a pint jar filled with candy. The lid to this jar had a ornamental snowman attached. We have kept it all this time. Janet always had a smile on her face, and something humorous to make us laugh. We loved the sparkle in her eyes, and her kindness to all of us. She will be sorely missed. We pray that you and your family will be comforted with the sweet memories of her life. Love, Gary & Connee Whiting

- Gary & Connee Whiting
To: Ron, Heather, Brady ans Jamie, I first met Janet in 1953 when she worked at the Blue Cottage restraunt in Midvale. Yes before she married your dad Jack Mannion and I would stop to give Janet a bad time and eat ice cream. She was very pretty and even nicer. Later when she and Ron married they have always been very special to us. I will never forget the luncheon she prepared for Sandy and me after our marriage in the Salt Lake temple. The times we spent together traveling to California, Washington D.C., Nevada and Hawaii were very special to us and they will always be engraved in our minds. We will always be available to you in times of need. All our love. Harold and Sandy

- Harold Yates
Janet was always so so kind to me growing up. I spent so much time over at her house with Jamie... she was always happy to see me, greeted me with a candy bar. I loved her giggle and support she always gave us! Love you!

- Camille Lund
Dear Ron, Heather, Brady and Jamie, I am so unbelievably sad to hear about Janet. I loved her so much! She was like a second mom to me be growing up. She made the Best strawberry shortcake and I was always so jealous she bought you “sugar” cereals. She was the sweetest happiest Mom. She was a big reason why I loved being at your house so much! My favorite though, will always be her hair. She had the best hair!! Always perfect!!! Love you guys, miss you guys!! Your family made my childhood and I am so grateful for that time I had with you guys. Your mom was the best! I am loving seeing these old photos of her! Man was she pretty!!!! I saw her a while back at my dads Moms funereal and I was So excited because I hadn’t seen her in so long!!! And she still had that amazing beehive hair do!! I love you Janet!! Thank you for so many childhood memories that I will never forget. And sending love and strength to you Ron, Heather, Brady and Jamie. With Love, Amy Lloyd Barnes

- Amy Lloyd Barnes
Ron, Heather, Brady , Jamie & family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Janet was a beautiful wife, mother & grandmother. We are grateful for her friendship over all the years we lived on Acorn Lane. We pray for peace and comfort to be with all of you. Love, Dave and Wendy

- Dave and Wendy Edmonds
Ron, I was so sorry to learn of Janet's passing. I feel for you. You and Janet were always great neighbors and friends. The great thing for you is that you have your kids and grand-kids to help fill your void. I have some great memories of our times together - the things you and I did together and maybe some we that we shouldn't have done. But all fun at the moment. I hope that you are doing well and all the kids and their families are also doing well. Again, I personally feel for you! If you are ever in the neighborhood - drop in. It would be great to see and visit with you - or call if you would like. My son, Scott sent me the information about Janet. With COVID, it makes normal issues and circumstances hard to express how you feel to those hurting the most. My condolences and sympathy, Henry Sligting

- Henry Sligting
I’m so sorry to hear about Janet. She was always such an incredible person to me as a child growing up next door. Brady and Janet were there for me when mom my died and I am still grateful today. We will be praying for your family and hope that each of you can feel comfort and peace. Love Scott and Brooke

- Scott and Brooke Sligting
I'm so glad to have known Janet she was a wonderful person. Love doing her hair making her feel good about herself I'll miss her greatly

- Denise
Janet was like a second mom to me growing up. She was always so kind and she always had a candy bar you. Love you, Janet.

- Regan Scott