July 8, 1955 - October 27, 2014
Janie had an amazing zest for life! She was not only very artistic but also loved the outdoors. She expressed her artistic side through poetry, creating ceramic sculptures, and she played the violin in her youth. An outdoor enthusiast, Janie could be found scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing on the boat off the coast of Guam and Hawaii, or hiking with her beloved children and dogs in tow. Always there to support her children, Janie could often be found on Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, filming both of her sons as they surfed some of the most challenging waves in the world. She was a highly spirited red head, as some of her friends would say, and yet she also had a very loving and calming manner about her that people were drawn to. Janie was always there for those in need and was especially devoted to her boys and her daughter. She was born and raised in California, and then took off to live the “island life” in her twenties, first living in Guam for eight years and then in Hawaii. As a real estate broker, Janie enjoyed finding the best deals for her clients, who often became some of her closest friends after having worked with her. Janie passed away on October 27, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii, surrounded by her family. Janie leaves behind her daughter Amber, her sons Evyn and Kailon, as well as her mother Leatrice Cohen, step-mother Elsie Cohen, her sister Melinda Swavely and brother-in-law, Dan Swavely; her two stepbrothers, two nephews, two uncles, aunts, and cousins. Funeral services and interment were held at The Valley of the Temples, on the Windward side of Oahu, on October 31, 2014. Donations can be made in her honor, to The American Cancer Society as well as Child and Family Service, (CFS).
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