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Salt Lake City, UT – Janis Locher, daughter, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully, Saturday evening July 14, 2018 at the Highland Care Center in Holladay, Utah.
Janis was born to Adolph Locher and Myrtle Henriksen on Aug. 26, 1938 in Salt Lake City. Janis graduated from the University of Utah and taught school for 36 years. She was a beloved teacher who shared her love of learning, kindness, and cheerful demeanor with thousands of students.
Janis served faithfully as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her beliefs kept her strong and helped to lighten the burden of her many health issues later in her life. This same faith brought her lifelong comfort and joy from the fellowship and love she received from the many brothers and sisters in her ward who shared their time with her. She will be remembered for her humor, courage, and love of family.
Janis is survived by her sister, Sharen Ainsworth of Sandy, UT; her brother, Craig, and his wife Diane Edman Locher of Cottonwood Heights, UT; and her brother, Loren, and his wife Analiza Obong Locher who reside in Mesa, AZ. Janis is preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Valley View 4th Ward, 2125 East Evergreen Ave (3435 So.). Friends and family are invited to visit Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM prior to the service. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family available at: HolbrookMortuary.com