On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Janis Reeve was lovingly shepherded through her last journey on earth with her family by her side. Born May 16th, 1944 in Seattle, Washington as Janis Lorene Peasley, Janis was one-of-a-kind. She announced her presence everywhere she went due to her kooky, outspoken personality. In her middle age, Janis was the queen bee, regularly hosting her friends at her house in West Seattle (built by her grandmother, Isabelle Montero) playing card games and listening to records. Janis and her longtime partner, Ed loved camping in all weather and once spent an entire year camping together through the Cascade Mountains.
Janis loved telling stories from her colorful life, some good, some bad. She loved to laugh and had a big sense of humor, her high-pitched cackle could be heard from afar. She was a big music fan, from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, she could sing along and snap her fingers to just about anything. Recently, she became obsessed with diamond dots, an arts and crafts hobby that allowed her to express her artistic nature. Janis greatly enjoyed spending time with her friends at Bowman-Hilton where she lived the last 5 years of her life. And she loved her Cocker Spaniel, Bob.
Janis is survived by her partner of 35 years, Edward Cramer, her beloved children, Celeste Nelson of Burien and Iris Crawford (William Bernhard) of Seattle, her sister Francis Ferson of Seattle, her two grandchildren, Jennifer McNett of Tacoma and Tamie Nelson of Burien, and six great-grandchildren, Drake-Anthony Pearisaeff, Celeste Pearisaeff, Aiden Pearisaeff, Sergio Hernadez, Mariah Hernadez, and Julian Valencia. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iris Peasley, and brother, Curtis Peasley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help cover funeral and other expenses.
A celebratory gathering for close family and friends will take place outside on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Bowman-Hilton RV Park in Puyallup, WA from 12:00 - 3:00. Due to the current restrictions of social gatherings, please consider signing Janis' online guestbook instead of attending in person. Masks are required and all social distancing procedures will be in place. Beverages and snacks will be provided.