Janet Rae Hunt's Memorial

Janet Rae Hunt
(1932 - 2007)


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Name: Mrs Janet Rae Hunt
Nick Name: JR
Maiden Name: Walkup
Gender: Female
Age: 74 years old
Lived: Thursday, 29 September 1932 - Saturday, 8 September 2007

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The life of Janet Rae Hunt, our Mother,      from her children....

Janet was born Janet Rae Walkup, September 29, 1932 in Lake George, NY. She was the daughter of Olive  & Raymond Walkup, both native Adirondack people. She was born in the country at her parent's home and was baptized into a Christian life of grace. She died  peacefully of heart complications on September 8th, 2007 @ 10:35 AM  surrounded by her  loving family. 

The entire family gratefully acknowledges the care offered to Janet at Glens Falls Hospital and especially to Beth and the other attendants at Albany Medical Hospital.  There is not doubt Janet will be honored in heaven by the Lord. 

Janet attended a one room school house on Bay Road, in her elementary years,and was a graduate of the Glens Falls High School. Not a surprise, she was a member of her prom court.  Janet was a popular soul and loved all her classmates. 

On February 14, 1952 she married Stanley L. Hunt, of Indian Lake NY, her first love. For the two of them it  was love at first sight.  Stan passed away in 1987 after 35  years of marriage.  If you look back at their photos, while they were dating, you can tell they both had a sparkle in their eye. The only thing missing in their marriage was that Stan did not have the passion for dancing the way Janet did, but he managed to hold his own on the dance floor over the years.  I am sure he had his hands full with that tall order.  Mom was quite the dancer. They always had a fun time together.

Janet did find love again after our Dad's passing.  She met a man in Florida, named Maurice Walsh. He was from Prince Edward's Island and studied to be a priest.  He was never married, but claimed he had found true love in our Mother.  Maurice filled a spiritual love for for her and was a kind and gentle soul to all. Unfortunately, she and Maurice only shared a few short years together before he passed away.  We were blessed to know Maurice.

In her younger years, Janet was employed at the First National Bank of Glens Falls and after raising her five children she returned to work at Queensbury school,  where she was employed for 14 years. Janet loved to work and was never one to sit still for very long.

Our Mother prided herself on her family  heritage, which was passed down by her  family's passion for genealogy.  She was a descendant of Richard Warren, who came over on the Mayflower, and was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution. Her patriot was Private Abel Grout of PA and VT.  Ironically, Pvt Grout is also and an ancestor of the our Mayflower descendant.  Additionally, Janet was also a member of American Society of New England Women and the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls.

After retirement our parents traveled to Florida and there Janet attended Church on a regular basis. She and Stan, her Mother Olive, her Aunt Emma and Uncle Bill, and several friends used to spend a lot of time together. Everyone visited them and there was never a shortage of things to do with Janet around. She was the life of the party.

Mom was a fun loving, kind, high spirited and a giving person who loved life.  In her younger years, she loved to go dancing with her husband, brother, sister and their spouses.  She enjoyed entertaining, visiting with relatives, traveling, being with her family and friends and gardening. She had a tremendous love for animals and always seemed to have a black cat in the house. Janet and Stan also had a pet chihuahua named Tiny for about 18 years.  There were many other pets, but not enough room to mention.

Our Mom was the best cook and was known for her legendary apple pies.  She was in her element as a homemaker and loved decorating the house for special occasions.  She put on splendid parties over the years and she and Stan entertained constantly.  Janet was very social and people loved being with her while she was entertaining. There was not a meal Janet could not and would not make, nor a dessert she couldn't make. She would never buy a cake or pie, yet she would make them all for every occasion. She was absolutely amazing in the kitchen!   

Growing up we always had a cookie jar on the kitchen counter, and I think since the time we were all little kids the cookie jar was ALWAYS full of cookies for anyone who came over.  The cookie jar had cookies in it the day she died.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sister, Laura Anne Monahan.  She and Laura were like best friends and always remained close.  Survivors include her children, James Hunt and his wife Belinda, Craig Hunt and his wife Carolyn, Curtis Hunt, Gary Hunt , Tia Winters and her husband Geoff.  

Other survivors include seven grand children.  Benjamin C. Hunt, Heather E. (Hunt) Miller and husband David, Christopher S. Hunt, James M. Hunt, Emily M. Hunt,  Alexandra R. Winters and Alyssa J. Winters. She has one brother Arnold Walkup and his wife,  another one of Janet's lifelong best friends, Vera.  Also she is  survived by two aunts. Emma Walkup and Nellie Johnson, and one of her dearest best friends Eleanor Didio.   She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The best memories of our Mother were during the holidays when we were younger.  Mom was always happy around the holidays and every birthday. She made those years for us, as children, very special, and always did so with a smile on her face.  We were always dressed to the nines; the boys always in suit jackets with a tie and Tia always in a dress. We are not sure how she had time to keep things together, but she was an amazing woman and Mother. 

She is someone we admired and  went to in time of need.  She was funny and had the ability to make people laugh in any situation,  but most of all she was a friend to all. 

Her favorite saying was, "Ya know, it's always somethin!"

We love you Mom,   God Bless


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Fathers Name: Raymond Walkup
Mothers Name: Olive Stiles
Spouse's Name: Stanley Lee Hunt
Children's Names: James, Curtis, Craig, Gary and Tia
Siblings Names: Arnold Walkup & Laura Monahan
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: S. Glens Falls
Occupation: Other
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Other Christian


Favourite Sport: Cycling
Favourite Team: Yankees
Favourite Book: Gone with the Wind
Favourite Movie: The Thorn Birds
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: Clint Black
Favourite Charity: Cancer Society


Place of Passing: Albany Medical Hospital
Date of Passing: 8 September 2007
Cause of Passing: Heart failure, septum deficiency
Type of Funeral: Evening wake and cemetary burial
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetary, Lake George, NY
Funeral Director: Carleton Funeral Home
Funeral Location: Hudson Falls, NY
Funeral Date: 11 September 2007
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