January 22, 1980 - July 15, 2017
Janae Scanlon, dearly loved daughter, sister, and favorite aunt, passed away July 15, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born January 22, 1980 in Twin Falls and raised in Jerome and Hailey.
She graduated from Wood River High School in 1998, and attended classes at Rick’s and Boise State. She excelled in high school debate and ever after, her quick wit and articulation could make colorful any conversation. The spark in her blue eyes, dimples, and infectious laugh made it impossible not to laugh along with her.
Janae had a kind heart and life-long love of animals, from the turtle she loved as a child even when winter's hibernation continued well past winter, to her beloved cats, Tonka and Shoonka, and dogs Sophie, Harley, and Paisley.
Janae is loved by many. As the middle child in a large family, she was generous, kind, and loud. A conversation with her on the phone never required speakerphone to be heard by all in the room. Even as a small girl, she was always the one who had money and candy and she shared all she had quickly and easily. She worked hard to be the favorite aunt, slipping babies chocolate and whispering "NaeNae" in their ears, mailing toys and presents, remembering birthdays, and always that unfailing generosity. Kaleb, Anna, Avery, Ella, Owen, Luke, Stella, Rhys, Hailey, Burke, and Nora loved Janae because she tried so hard to love them.
A huge extended family is heartbroken at her passing: her parents, Carla and Owen; siblings, Bethany (Craig), Kyle (Carolyn), Cali (Zac Efron), Cade (Krystal), and Jordan (David); her Grandma Joyce - whom Janae unfailingly called every Sunday; and her cousin Aaron, with whom she was very close.
A service to remember and celebrate Janae will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2pm with visitation beginning at 1pm at the Sun Valley LDS Chapel, 300 Spruce Ave, Ketchum, Idaho. Because of her irrational and celebrated dislike of ham dinners, her family will hold instead a picnic dinner at her Hailey childhood home, 110 N Angela Drive from 4:30-6:30pm.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Janae’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.