Janet Ettles

05/08/1938 — 12/05/2020

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Ellensburg, WA

Janet Ettles

Janet L. Ettles

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, Janet L Ettles, loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother, passed away at the age of 82.

Janet was born on May 8, 1938 in Ellensburg, WA to Ted and Marie (McClure) Blades. She met and married Eugene Dale Ettles in the summer of 1956. In 1961, they found their forever home in Kennewick, WA, where they raised their daughters, Teresa and Shanda.

Janet worked at the Tri-City Herald for many years before becoming a Dietary Aide at Lourdes Medical Center, until her retirement at the age of 76. She spent her retirement reading hundreds of books on her iPad, gardening and spending time with family.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband Gene, daughter Teresa Ankner, brother Ivan Blades, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Shanda (Cesar) Icayan, Grandchildren- Joshua Ankner, Matthew (Amanda) Ankner, Alyssa (Alex) House, Austin Icayan, Kinzie (Eddy) Frasier, great grandchildren- Grasin, Crystal, Emma, Arlo & Maisy her beloved maltipoo. She is also survived by her Aunt Ella of Salem, OR and several cousins.

Janet was a beacon of light and the definition of unconditional love. While her physical presence will be greatly missed, her warmth will live on through all the lives she touched.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14 – 5:16

A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined.

A memorial donation may be made in Janet Ettles name to Chaplaincy Health Care at 1480 Fowler Street Richland, WA 99352 or at chaplaincyhealthcare.org or to your favorite charity.

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  • Janet was such a caring person, I enjoyed every time we saw each other. She was so proud of her grandchildren, and she would keep me up to date on all their activities and accomplishments. Then she would want to know how my children were doing… that’s just the way she was. I am sure she will be missed by all the family.

    Scott Sarber
    January 4, 2021
    Richland
  • Shanda,
    condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother.
    We will keep you in our thoughts.
    Eric & Sungcha Alberty

    Eric Alberty
    December 20, 2020
    Kennewick