Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Janet Tackett

Janet Tackett, 67, of Nampa, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave. So., Nampa. The Rev. Bob Miller will officiate. Burial followed in the Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise. Services are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel.

Janet was born Oct. 29, 1939, in Rigby, Idaho, to Elmer and LaVon Hickman. She moved with her family to Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Middleton and finally to Nampa where she graduated in 1959.

She married Allen Caldwell in 1960 and to this union a son was born. The marriage ended in divorce, and she married Charles Tackett. They had three children.

Together Jan and Chuck co-owned a meat packing company, C&J Pack, for 22 years.

In her retirement years, she enjoyed golfing, hunting, traveling, but most of all spending time with her children and her "special" grandchildren. They were her pride and joy, and there was not a time when she was needed that she didn't drop everything and go. She was kind-hearted, and a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

Janet was survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carma and Mark Phillips, and their two children, Blake and Brock of Meridian; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Karen Tackett, and their four children, Ashley, Desiree, Daniel and Tessa of Hailey; a son, David J. Tackett of Hailey; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Penny Caldwell and their son, L.B., of Nampa; a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Clarence Seidel of Lewiston; a brother and sister-in law, Gary and Linda Hickman of New Market, Maryland; a brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Carrie Weaver of Nampa; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Charles Tackett in 1994.

Memorials may be made to your local hospice program.

"Grandma was a great person. She was a great helper. She helped my mom take care of my brother, Brock, and I. She was always kind and loving. She made the best snacks. My favorite was crackers, French fries and milk. We always had a wonderful time being with Grandma," said Blake, 7, and Brock, 4.

"She was quite a lady, vibrant and full of life. We loved her laugh. It made us laugh. She was famous for her homemade bread, potato salad, coleslaw, spicy hot mustard and holiday cookies that you could not eat just one of," said Ashley, 21, Desiree, 13, Daniel, 16, and Tessa, 2.

Forever and ever. You will never be forgotten. With Love.

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