Janet died peacefully at home, June 21, 2021, with family by her side. She was a traveler, gardener, writer, and avid reader. She believed that actions speak louder than words and was an activist for social justice her entire life. Janet looked to see the good in all. Janet was predeceased by her parents, brother: Duncan Graham, nephew: Gabe Lepine, and partner: Michael Kudlas. She is survived by Jude LaRene (Jen), and grandchildren Isaiah and Mira Schneeweis LaRene of Seattle, WA; brother: Donald Graham (Andrea) of New Smyrna Beach, FL; sister: Martha (Larry) Lepine of Traverse City, MI; and beloved nieces and nephews in Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Ontario, and British Columbia. To honor her many passions consider a donation to Kalamazoo Public Library- Alma Powell Branch, Kalamazoo Literary Council, or Kalamazoo Animal Services. Arrangements were made by Redmond Funeral Home.