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Shone, Janet Louise (Pearson)

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August 31, 1943 - February 26, 2020

Shone, Janet Louise (Pearson)

Janet Louise Shone, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home into the loving arms of her Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.   Her health had been in decline over the past couple of years, but her will to live was so strong.  She was very active–living her life to the fullest–until the very end.  Janet was a loving grandmother (nicknamed JG), mother, mother-in-law, and a friend to all those whose lives she touched.  Janet exemplified the old saying, “Work Hard, Play Hard” and also, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  She was always the life of the party and made an impression on everybody she met.   We loved her so much, and she will be missed.

Janet was born on August 31st, 1943 in McMinnville, OR to Kenneth and Arlene Pearson.  She attended Grants Pass High School where she was a Majorette and the best baton twirler that they had ever seen (in her opinion).  She met her future husband, Keith Shone, there, and graduated HS in 1961.  She was married to Keith in 1963 while attending the University of Oregon.  They eventually moved to Seattle, WA where her two daughters were born, Jennifer and Erin.  Keith worked for the federal government and in the oil business and they moved quite a bit, living in Vienna, VA; Brea, CA; and Denver, CO, before finally settling down in Plano, TX in 1986.

Shortly after moving to Texas, Janet began her career in real estate where she became a multi-million-dollar producer for Henry S. Miller and Ebby Halliday.  She became a world traveler visiting exotic places all over the globe.  One of the most important things to Janet was family, and she would always bring at least one of her daughters with her so they could experience the world’s delights together.  One of her favorite sayings was “You were my baby long ago, and you still are if I say so.”

Janet is preceded in death by her mother, Arlene Pearson, father, Ken Pearson, and brothers Tom and Mike Pearson.  She is survived by her children, Jennifer King and her husband, Mike (Lucas, TX); Erin Morales and her husband, Rob (Austin, TX).  She also has five beautiful grandchildren: Hayden, Avery, Lola, Charlie Mae and Harper.  She loved spending time with her grandkids and considered them her life’s greatest treasure.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 10:30 am at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation be made in her honor to the K.I.D.S IQ Project or an organization of the donors choice.


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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Linda Francis

March 08, 2020 2:56PM

Janet was a dear friend, my travel buddy, a happy soul, and a very brave Lady. I am already missing her.

Judi Wright

March 05, 2020 9:41PM

Janet was such an incredible and classy lady. She had my Sister's name and a birthday 1 day after mine. She was the life of the party and will be so missed!

Kelli Henderson

March 05, 2020 3:02PM

My sincerest condolences to Janet's whole family! Janet was a sweetheart, and so much fun. I met Janet on a trip to Switzerland and traveled with her many more times. I will always dearly remember her!!!
Much love,
Kelli Wilson Henderson

Kay Springer

March 04, 2020 6:28PM

I worked with Janet for several years. We shared many happy times. I wish to offer my love and prayers to her family. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Pam Downing

March 04, 2020 3:25PM

The sight of Janet always brought a smile to my face. My greatest compliment to a person is that they were "fun" and Janet was fun and you just loved being around her. I will miss her. My love to her daughters that she so cherished.

Merrylue Martin

March 01, 2020 4:48PM

Janet always had a way of making you feel like you were the most talented and special person in the room. We have been friends for 40 years and although our life journeys took us to different states, we always stayed in touch and enjoyed reminiscing over so many wonderful memories we shared through the years. Her beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Erin, will continue to be a reflection of all the wonderful things Janet was to all who were blessed to know her. I count myself among that group and will be forever grateful for the joy and love she brought into my life. Thank you, my dear friend. You will be so missed by so many.

Susan Taylor

February 28, 2020 9:03AM

Janet and I were friends and shared lots of happy times. I want to send love and prayers to her family she loved so very much. Rest In Peace, my friend.