JaNeen Rawlins Budge

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JaNeen Rawlins Budge passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born May 31, 1939 in Preston, Idaho to William and Lucile Rawlins. She grew up on a farm, and described herself as a mischievous and independent child who loved bath time and hated getting her hair combed. JaNeen remembered being scared of snakes under the porch, proudly driving the sugar beet truck at age ten, feeding the calves and collecting eggs, going to movies with her brothers, and singing duets with her dad. JaNeen graduated from Kuna High School and was involved in choir, theater, dancing, writing for the school newspaper, keeping stats for the basketball team, and many other school and church activities with her friends.

JaNeen met her future husband, Ivard Budge, and wrote in her journal, "He has the most gorgeous blue eyes I've ever seen," and "Wow, what a fantastic dancer!" After an on again off again courtship, JaNeen suggested that Ivard make up his mind, and they got married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1962. When JaNeen graduated from BYU, she taught English to junior high students while Ivard finished college. Ivard and JaNeen soon started a family that included Lisa, James, Shauna, Curtis, Mindy and Amy, and over the years they enjoyed family visits to Ocean Shores, family home evening, the big backyard, sports, and music. JaNeen would often impart words of encouragement to her children as they left the house, such as: "smile at someone new today," and "remember who you are." If being teased at school, JaNeen recommended replying: "hang it in your ear."

JaNeen was known as a die-hard supporter of her children and grandchildren in their sports, music, church, and other activities. If she was in the stands, you would be sure to hear her cheering enthusiastically and shouting instructions to the refs. JaNeen loved to read and learn. She returned to college in later adulthood to renew her teaching credentials, and was involved in book clubs with friends. She valued hard work, service to others, and was organized and efficient. She spent many years running her own preschool, working as an elementary school educator, and researching genealogy. Her family describes her as family oriented, a fan and cheerleader, classy, firm, quick witted, competitive, a good listener, intelligent, musical, and as a petite, supportive mom/grandma who loved all things purple.

JaNeen is survived by her six children and their spouses, her 15 grandchildren and their spouses, and 7 great grandchildren, all of whom appreciated her feisty ways.

In lieu of flowers, please find a moment to listen to and feel the beauty of a favorite song, smile at someone new, or help a person in need. JaNeen will be cheering you on from the stands in heaven as you do.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life in honor of JaNeen via Zoom.

September 19th, 2021
3pm PST
4pm MT
5pm Central
6pm EST

Zoom Link: https://automationanywhere.zoom.us/j/4629689905 or ID: 462 968 9905

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