Janet Elaine Amburn
Janet Elaine Amburn
  • June 24, 1960 - November 7, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Janet E. Amburn Age 57 passed away on November 7, 2017 in Dallas TX. Janet was born on June 24, 1960 to Mary Ann and Jimmy Ray Amburn and was raised in Mesquite TX.

Janet loved God and her country. Janet enjoyed her life with a fervor and all creatures big and small. She was proud of her work at Semi-Tech/DAC Vision and everyone who worked with her loved her. Janet loved her 4 legged friends and they all loved her right back she nurtured and loved all of them

In her spare time she loved tending to all animals, wildlife, trees and plants even the insects had a special place in her heart, she thought every living thing had a place in Gods world. Janet loved sports, history, music, politics, learning new words and their meaning along with the bible, she could quote the bible so well. She loved good food especially fried chicken Mamaw style with all the good sides. She enjoyed her “Natty” beer and good company to share it with, let’s give one up for her!

Holidays and birthdays were her favorites she always had a surprise for each one of us even though she could not keep a secret very well. She loved living every day to the fullest as best she could. Janet endured a lot of physical pain for many years but she never let that stop her and forged on everyday regardless of how she was feeling at any given time, there was never a lazy bone in her body.

The stories of her life adventures are priceless, she was so crazy happy and could spin a good tale, you could not wait to hear about one of them. Sunday mornings were always a time of “remember when”. She called her loved ones every morning to just talk and recap the day before and to tell you how much she loved you.

There are no words to explain Janet; she was a friend, an advocate and an overall sweet and loving person.

If she loved you, you were blessed if you crossed her you were at the mercy of her wrath.

She is preceded in death by her beloved grandmother, Minnie(Mamaw) Amburn and her mother, Mary Ann along with her best friend and cousin, William(Bill) Amburn.

Janet will always be remembered by everyone whose lives she ever touched who are gone or who are still with us. Janet was so unforgettable and left an imprint on every heart that she ever touched. She loved her dogs, Pixil and, Max, her loved and lost ones Maggie Mae, Sarah, Barkley, Jake and so many others. Janet would help anyone in need, the homeless, the thirsty, the hungry and any stray that came up like cats, raccoons, possums, birds and squirrels . She could tame the wildest of cats and every critter would come to trust her and eat out of her hand, she was Dr. Dolittle incarnate.

Her family has the following to say:

Her sister Debbie: “All I can say is she was honest. Loved her family and had empathy and love for all animals, they loved her too. Janet was always true blue and you always knew her stand on anything”.

Her sister Marilyn: “My sister Janet was a very loving person and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. She was one of a kind and had an infectious spirit and could always make you laugh. Janet was loved beyond measure and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. See you again someday.”

Her niece April: “Aunt Janet was an amazing aunt, sister and friend. She was my best friend and she always brought a smile to everyone she loved! Aunt Jaws you will always remain in my heart. I love you so much …rest in peace.”

Her niece Amy: “Aunt Janet was a kind and loving soul. She always helped those in need and did it selflessly. Her contagious laughter, good nature and love for animals is what made her who she was. I will always remember the morning talks, post football game updates and words of wisdom when I needed guidance. You will be in my heart and I will cherish all of the memories. I love you Aunt Janet.”

Best Friend Kathey: “There are no words to express my love and gratitude for the 35 years of friendship, stories, advice and companionship. You are a cherished friend and will be in my heart forever. That big “Dash” between being born and going to heaven has been the craziest loving friendship I have ever known. Through the changing scenes, and Lord there have been so many, we have loved , laughed and cried together. In life we were the best of friends and death will never part us for our love and caring for one another is everlasting. May God bless and keep us together in spirit forever and ever. I love you honey girl, we always said if we died today it was a good ride….and it was. My heart is broken and I will see you soon.”

Janet is survived by her father Jimmy Ray, sisters Debbie and Marilyn and husband Chuck, brother Jim and wife Pam, nieces April, Amy, Ashley, Shelby, Chelsea and nephew Josh, great nephews Jesse and Benjamin. Cousins Jackie, Cindy, Donna, Irving ,Gary and so many more of her family and friends.

Janet is also survived by her extended family Kathey, Shannon, Jason (Boo), Ed and wife Donna, Misty, Kaytie and Ayden.

In Janet’s honor please send a donation to your local animal shelter or children in need.