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Janet Joy Allen

Obituary for Janet Joy Allen

June 13, 1935 - December 3, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 83


Janet Joy Allen, age 83 of Austin, Texas, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, December 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her son Gregory Scott Allen (Michele), parents Edward A. Whalen and Mary W. Whalen, sisters Faith Ondas and Glory Whalen and brother Ronald Whalen. She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, James K. Allen; children, Mary Robbins, James Allen and David Allen (Kambra); 10 grandchildren, Jana Mills, Joslyn Thueson, Jamie Cox, Justin Robbins, Aimee Cline, James Allen III, Jason Allen, Nathan Allen, Kaleigh Allen and Kyle Allen; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hope Goforth and Edwina Webster, and a brother, Donald Whalen.

Joy was born in Akron, Ohio on June 13, 1935 to Edward A. & Mary W. Whalen. She is a graduate from South High School. She met and married James K. Allen on January 28, 1956. After moving to Texas in 1972, Joy started a home day care where she loved taking care of children. For more than 30 years she considered it a blessing to be with young children. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her church service mostly involved Primary (Church Children's program). She later served a Church Service Mission with her husband assessing church Physical Facilities.

She will always be remembered for her love of the children in Primary at Church, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joy enjoyed selling Avon and Tupperware, exercising at the spa, making day trips to the San Antonio Temple, shopping and eating out as long as friends and family were included.

Viewing and visitation will be held on December 10 from 7-9 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar in Austin. Funeral Services will be on December 11 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5201 Convict Hill Rd. Burial will follow at the Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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