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Florence Janet Combs

December 14, 1927 November 11, 2018
Florence Janet Combs
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Florence Janet Combs

Florence Janet Combs went to her place in Heaven Sunday November 11th 2018. Janet, as she liked to be called, was about as close as you could come to witnessing a human “Energizer Bunny”. This tireless woman will long be remembered by all she touched.
Marrying at the age of 18, Janet embarked on a journey of life challenges that never seemed to phase her, often times turning challenges into accomplishments. Following are just a few accomplishments she achieved while spending her nearly 91 years on this earth.
First of all, anybody who knew Janet knew that her greatest sense of achievement came from raising six children… and all boys no less. So when you have six boys you know they are going to need to be fed and get hair cuts. So Janet taught herself how to cook and be a barber. She also bought an old used treadle sewing machine to make and mend clothing. Money was tight with a big family so Janet, who never finished high school, enrolled in an aeronautics school called Heath Techna, graduated and landed a job making wiring bundles for Boeing in Renton. It was during this time that Janet’s husband died in 1967 and she was tasked with the responsibility of raising the four boys remaining at home. She saw that task to completion when her youngest son finished school and moved out.
Living on five acres in a house that was built from a surplussed job shack, she decided to sell her home of many years and build a smaller, newer and nicer house. It was in that house she would remain until neurological problems began to eat away at her independence.
Janet taught herself to play guitar while in her 50’s and even had a small group of friends that would play and sing along with her at some local taverns. She never stopped living her life to the fullest; dancing, drawing, singing, writing poetry and bragging about her boys. Her life was indeed full.
Janet is proceeded in death by her husband Junior Caleb, oldest son Cecil “Eddie” Edward, brothers Floyd, Bob, Dan and Don. She is survived by her sons Richard “Rick” Dennis, Stephan Wayne, David Michael, Daniel Patrick, Robert Kieth, her sister Dorothy Albright and all of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren



Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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12:00 PM 12/14/2018 12:00:00 PM
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1005 Reuter Road
Kent, WA 98030

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1005 Reuter Road Kent 98030 WA
United States
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