Janett Mae Wells, passed away surrounded by close family on, July 30th, 2019 just after her 82nd birthday. Jan or Jannie, is the oldest daughter of Wayne and Ruth Culp of Hailey. Jan, her sister Rae, and cousins Hollie Krenz-Swanson and Jerri Krenz-Draper spent their childhood growing up in Hailey Idaho.
Jan graduated Hailey high school in 1955 and then moved to Twin Falls where she worked various positions at Mountain Bell from 1955-1985 during which time she met Dale L. Wells of Stanley, Idaho. Dale and Janett were married March 31, 1970, later having one child Robert Jay Wells. Unfortunately shortly after their sons first birthday Dale passed away from cancer. Jan went on providing for her son with an extreme work ethic she was not only able to provide for him but spoil him as well. Although she only had one child she had enough love to open her house to any and everyone who needed help and was called mom by many. All Bob’s friends knew if needed a place to crash or somewhere to call home her door was always open.
In 1985 she retired from Mountain Bell but her retirement was short lived and she began working at Circle K until early 1990 when started a second career working at Lamb Weston later bought by ConAgra Foods where she worked until retiring in December 2011.
Jan was a very routine driven person with a predictable schedule of drinking her cup of coffee at the table every morning as she read the paper, taking the dog for a walk and then coming home with a mug full of diet pepsi to spend the day reading, playing solitaire, or watching her TV shows on the History channel, Food Network, game shows, and any other history related show. She enjoyed visiting with the grandkids and sharing small bits of historical facts with them. She enjoyed making her grandkids brilliant colored cupcakes for their birthdays and always keeping a candy dish full of their favorite candy.
Even in her last days she treated everyone with dignity and respect, whenever talking with someone she would refer to them by name even if it was by reading their name tag. We would like to thank the staff at St Luke’s Magic Valley ICU especially Megan who showed great compassion.
Cremation is under the care of Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services of Idaho, Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
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