Janna Dea Black Tobias

1929 ~ 2022

Janna Dea Black Tobias passed away surrounded by loving family on November 9, 2022. Janna was born to Deloy and Grace Black on August 19, 1929, in Brigham City, Utah. Janna was the oldest of six children and loved her siblings Jeanene, Richard, Robert, Beverly, and Betty. She was married to Thomas J. Tobias, Sr., on July 7, 1958. Together they had three children, Jeanene, Nadine, and Thomas, and a stepson Thomas Ned Meyer. She was the proud grandmother to six grandchildren, Amanda and Nate Ihrig, Taryn and Brian Marchant, Melissa and Jon Lefebvre, Kayley Gee, D. Erron Semken, and Alix Luna; and the loving great-grandmother to six great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Caiden, Madilynn, Brice, Emma, Alessia, and one on the way. And let’s not forget two very important members of her family: Millie the dog and Black Dog the cat.
Janna is survived by her brother Richard, sister-in-law Cookie, Jeanene and Michael Mullins and their children Amanda, Taryn, Melissa, and Kayley, Nadine Tobias and her son D. Erron Semken, and Thomas Tobias, Jr., and his daughter Alix. Janna had the biggest heart and is also survived by Leslie, who she always thought of as a daughter, and her extended grandkids Marci, Sarah, Amber, Dustin, Derek, Chase, Chad, Scotty, Randy, Scott, Nick, Bodie, Paul, and Pace. She is preceded in death by both parents, her husband, her brother, sisters, and her stepson.
A viewing will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, on Saturday, November 12, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cremation and burial in Salt Lake City Cemetery will follow at a later date.


I love you with all my heart. I am so grateful to know you. Some day, we will rejoice together. In peace and love,. May your heart be happy. Love-Carrie

- Carrie Black

Janna holds a very special place in my heart. She was a remarkable woman in all ways; she’s a breath of fresh air and it always felt like home in her arms, I will miss her dearly! Praying for the rest of her family to find the comfort they need during this hard time. All my love forever.

- Emily Deatherage

What a great lady, she will be missed by anyone her knew her, all three of my daughters called her grandma Tobias, I know they will miss her too!

- Rusty Carroll


- Ashish sungh

I wish I can be there. Jan and the whole family was a wonderful part of my life. She will be missed dearly. I send my condolences to the Tobias family. I love you all. (((((( hugs))))))

- April Cline



So sorry for the loss of your Mother. It isn't easy I know. My mother taught me so much good things that became a part of me as I am sure was the same as with you. Talk with her often; she is still there by your side in spirit. Peace will come as you seek it. May God bless you and rain down blessings upon you and your family at this tuff time.

- Rauben Rib Creed

My deepest sympathy
Tom, to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

- Virginia Arellano

Janna was an awesome lady. She was always a faithful neighbor and committed to her family. When she moved from America Beauty Drive, I not only lost a walking partner but a friend. We talked about keeping in touch but that didn't happen.
Janna is now at peace and with our Lord. God bless her family during this time.

- Eve Martinez

I'm so sorry for your loss, I loved aunt Janna . I have some good memories. I pray for all of you to feel peace and comfort knowing she's with her one true love. And she and your father can watch over you together. I send hugs and kisses with lots of love.

- Theresa willard ( gleave )

Aunt Jana I will miss you always. Your love and kindness will forever live in my heart. I remember staying at your house when I was kid and you and mom would let me sleep on the couch and stay up way past my bed time. I loved it, you and her playing cards and laughing half the night. I know you loved my mom, she sure loved you too. Some day we will be at one table again. I'm looking forward to that. RIP sweet lady

- Wanda Pope