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Janis Marie Jarmin Memorial
Janis Marie Jarmin Memorial

Janis Marie Jarmin

Janis Marie Jarmin

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Janis would like to let you know that her work here is done. “What a wonderful life! I’ve enjoyed the warmth of a terrific family, the love and companionship of my husband Ray, and the satisfaction of gaining children, grandchildren, and great friends along the way. I did everything I ever wanted to do and leave you with no regrets.”

Janis Marie Jarmin passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 75. She was born in the summer of 1942 in Santa Monica, California. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend to many! She loved to travel, take tons of pictures, and wear matching jewelry & sunglasses with every outfit as well as a matching lipstick. She also loved her fresh flowers, solar light décor, and all things from the Pioneer Women. Janis and Ray spent most Saturdays “going to town” to grab food and get special treasures from The Village and Walmark as she called it.

She was especially known for her Jarmin Daycare that she had for over 50 plus years. She loved her daycare children and grandchildren tremendous, and they loved going to her house. She always made you feel at home.

Janis is survived by her husband, of 57 years Ray; daughter, Kelly; son, Kevin and his wife, JoAnn,
son, Darrold and his fiancée Christine; grandchildren, Alleigh and her fiancé, Michael, Aleisha, Cody, and Kayla; her remaining siblings; and in-laws; extended family; the Aldridge’s, Pam, Susan, Rusty, Jerry, and numerous friends.

A Celebration of life will be held this Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 11AM-4PM at the Jarmin residence. In Lieu of flowers, Janis would love for you to donate to a charity of your choice. Please share memories and photos of Janis. We would love to hear and see them all! We are extremely grateful for all the love, prayers, and support. She was a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed.


  • Cody

    Grandma, There is so much I could say but ill keep this short and sweet.
    I’ll forever miss you. There wont be a day I don’t think about you and I couldn’t of asked for a better grandma than you. It’s not a goodbye, It’s till we meet again. I love you so so much Grandma.

  • Patty iund olsen

    Jarmin Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to have Janis as a friend at CHS. May God Bless you during this difficult time. Patty

  • Darrold and Christine

    You are dearly missed Mom… We were so fortunate to have been loved by such a beautiful and wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Wife ,Sister, and Friend to so many.. We will miss your smile, your pictures of weekly adventures with Dad and your outstanding care and LOVE during his doctor visits and just everyday life.. Mom always made Our house a warm, wonderful and welcome Home, to all those who walked through the doors….Heartfelt sadness will be healed by the Beautiful memories of our Mother….. Happiness to all who shared in her Love….Love you forever Mom….

  • Shelley Williams Snelson

    I will remember her smile and kindness. Janice will be missed, but never forgotten.

  • Louise Parker Peeples

    I am so sorry to hear of Janis passing. She was one of my closest friends in Concrete Hi. and in Diablo where we lived. I was so looking forward to seeing her in May at our reunion. I feel so bad for Ray. I love you Janis and Ray.

  • Denton and Jessica Moore

    Janis will be missed by all. Janis and Ray have provided a great service to our community for years(affordable child care with a smile). They watchedd me as a child and my kids as well. I’m certain that many of her kids see her as grandma, we will miss you Janis and that big smile love the Moore’s.

  • Judy Kaminski Hollingsworth

    I was saddened to get the news tonight that Janis has passed away. I grew up in Rockport as a neighbor to Ray, Verl, and Delma. Verl was in my class and I have seen him from time to time and had heard often of Ray and his wonderful wife Janis, the best childcare lady in the universe. Several years ago, I stopped to visit Janis and listened to some of her stories about the children she has cared for. I loved that she said that as the children grow older and come back to visit her, they are thrilled that she still wears the same great smelling perfume! What a special lady. And married 57 years! An accomplishment today! My thoughts and prayers are with the family in their loss of this dear lady.

  • Kalie

    Loved her like she was my own Gram and I will miss her very much! Will cherrish the times I got to spend with her, going to the Concrete Theater and spending the day in Winthrop are a couple of my favorite memories. Sending my love and prayers to the whole family.

  • Stacy Claybo

    There are not enough words to tell you how sorry I am for the loss you have. Janis had a beautiful heart and loved by so many. Prayers for all of the family and friends that that feel this loss.

  • Frances Wraspir

    Kelly, we were saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. Although it has been some time since we’ve seen you all, we will always cherish times spent together. Your moms big grin and infectious laugh always made us smile. We still chuckle over her taking a black jelly bean from John while we watched one of Rusty’s games. She had black all over her lips, teeth and hands! She spent the rest of the game flashing her black stained teeth and lips at us. We could not stop laughing which made her do it all the more. She was a hoot and she definitely left her footprint on our hearts. Love, John and Frances Wraspir

  • James Lowe

    We, loved you dear friend Janis. We, will always miss you. You, dear Ray and family are in our thoughts, family and friends will help you thru these so very sad times. Love you Ray and we’ll see you when we return from az.

  • Janelle

    Rest In Peace Grammy! I’m so thankful for the time and the moments I got to spend with you. Thank you for always showing me so much love and always making me feel welcome. You will be greatly missed.

  • Terry and Joanne Swenson

    Our thoughts and prayers to Ray and family at this very difficult time.

  • Angela Massingale

    So sorry for the Jarmin family… I pray peace of mind for you all.. She was a very sweet lady and b by so many… God Bless
    Angela Smith Massingale

  • Kelly

    Life can be full of unexpected things, either happy or sad, but no matter what things may happen, just always keep a loving heart, a wise mind and a strong faith in God who will always stay with us through all the journey of our life. I miss and love you mom.
    Your daughter Kelly

  • Nelda & Gerald Hall

    Kelly and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.. Many prayers for each and everyone of you during this difficult time. My the Lord give you strength and comfort in the coming days. Kelly, Alleigh and Aleshia, I love you very much.. Janis you will be miss very much.. Dance with the angles and make sure to keep a watch over us..

  • Pam aldridge

    Janis was such a wonderful soul. She took such pride in her home and her family and clearly she loved with all her heart. She is going to be missed greatly. Everytime i decorate for a holiday or season I will think of her, those that were lucky enough to know her will understand. Love to everyone that knew her Rockport will never be the same.

  • Alleigh

    One of my favorite memories of you that was recent was Wedding Dress shopping. Everytime I would come out in a dress you would make me feel like the most beautiful person there was. I could have wore a paper bag and you would have been oooing and awwwing. I am so grateful that you got to see me in my dress. It was such a special day with you and I’m really going to miss you everyday! Love you, and Ill see you on the other side!

  • Kathleen Woodworth

    Can’t imagine Rockport without Janis. I only knew her from her visits to the post office and her renown as the very most favorite children’s caretaker ever! Everyone loved her, and I am so very certain that she will be very very missed by all who knew her. My heart goes out to her wide and wonderful family, I believe she’s waiting for you all in a big beautiful better place.❤️

  • Ron Regan

    My wife and I were so sorry to hear the passing of Janis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time.

  • Shannon and Kory Bonnette

    Beautiful Tribute to a beautiful lady! <3 I am so sorry that your time with her were cut short. My heart breaks for you and I pray for all of you, as you walk through life without your beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and all the hats she wore, here. God's blessings, Shannon and Kory Bonnette