D. Janni Brewer

11/26/1935 — 06/16/2005

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Spokane, Washington

D. Janni Brewer

Darlene Janni Brewer, age 69, passed away peacefully at home under the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice care on Thursday, June 16, 2005. Janni, the oldest daughter of Frank Janni, was born at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane on November 26, 1935. Her preteen education was in Spokane and Lewiston, Idaho. She attended Holy Names Academy in Seattle and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1953.

After several secretarial positions and employment by the Sterling Theater Management Group in Seattle, Janni moved to the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, in 1963. Here she held various legal secretarial positions and then became Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Litton Industries in Canoga Park, CA.

In 1965 Janni started her own business, “Jan’s Secretarial Service.” She married Ike Brewer on July 9, 1967 in Canoga Park, where they resided until April 1978. Ike was employed with Rockwell International and he and Janni transferred to the Tri-Cities when Rockwell began managing Hanford Operations. Janni became active in the Richland Newcomers Club and supported fund raising activities as a member of the Mid-Columbia Symphony Guild. In later years she contributed her time, talent and resources to support the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation toward their ongoing mission of the Cancer Center.

Janni is survived by her husband Ike; her three cats Moki, Babe and Alfi; her father Frank Janni and his long time friend Alice Jordan of Lewiston, Idaho; sister Joanne Hager of Redmond, WA; step-brother Charlie Weaver and wife Susan of Lewiston; niece Michele Monce and husband Greg of Snohomish, WA; and several other nieces and nephews.

Janni was certified as a Master Gardener. She loved yard work and her flower beds and planters, including her “Toro” riding mower. Her proudest accomplishment was “First Choice” for her yard during the annual El Rancho Reata Beautification Awards Program in 1983.

Per Janni’s request, there will be no memorial service and her wish was for memorial contributions to be made either to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336, or to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. B103, Kennewick, WA 99336 Columbia Basin Hematology and Oncology.

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  • Ike;

    I am sorry for your loss and for the pain you are probably going through at this difficult time in your life. The little time I spent around Jan was a gift I will always remember. You take care of yourself and please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Sincere Sympathy and Love;Cindy

    Cindy Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Ike,

    Our sympathies are with you in this time of your loss.

    Harold and Betty Johnson

    Harold & Betty Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US