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Janet Kay (Goldsmith) Strong

June 21, 1943 — April 12, 2020

Janet Kay Goldsmith Strong, daughter of Lewis and Mary Goldsmith, was born June 21, 1943, in Corning, Iowa, and entered eternal rest on April 12, 2020, at her home in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 76. She was in hospice and made comfortable with their care.
After graduation in 1961, Janet moved to Seattle, Washington, to pursue a career in the airline industry. She worked for Northwest Airlines in crew scheduling for many years and traveled many miles domestically and to other countries.
Janet belonged to the Highland Park Community Club and met her husband Jerry Strong of Seattle at a function there. In September 1963, she married Jerry. Together they raised two wonderful sons, Brent(deceased) and Steven, both of whom are leaders in their field of employment.
Janet belonged to the Lady’s Club of Scott Lake and helped organize and run many activities in her community. She enjoyed these clubs and took advantage of golfing and the festivities. While living in Olympia, Jan worked as a bookkeeper for one of the leading family of Olympia jewelry firms. She was known as “Grandma Jan” to the employees of Kluh Jewelers in Lacey and retired from there. She also worked at the family business, The Village Mart of Cooper Point for 14 years.
Preceding her in death were her parents, son Brent Strong, brothers and sister-in-law Richard and Norma Goldsmith, Glen Goldsmith, infant brother Randall Goldsmith, and sister Karen Goldsmith Peterson.
Left to honor her memory are her husband, Jerry Strong, son Steve Strong (Joanie), sister Joann Goldsmith Fricke (Milton), DeAnn Goldsmith Hensdale, brother Gary Goldsmith (Val), brother-in-law Harvey Peterson, beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephew, and cousins.
A casual Celebration of Life for friends and family will be Saturday, August 15, at Lake Icaria Shelter House West, 1688 Lake Icaria Road, Corning, Iowa, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Dress is casual. Please bring a lawn chair if you can.
A private family burial will be at Prairie Rose Cemetery.
Donations can be sent Littlerock United Methodist Church 6336 128th Ave SW, Littlerock, WA 98556 or to Corning Methodist Church, 901 Nodaway St., Corning, IA 50841.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Lake Icaria Shelter House West

1688 Lake Icaria Road, Corning, IA 50841

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