Janet Elaine Cenotto
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March 21, 1943 - November 12, 2019
Janet Elaine Cenotto of Wenatchee, Washington joined her heavenly father on November 12, 2019. Janet was born March 21, 1943, in Colfax, Washington to Harlie and Winifred Griner.
When she was 11, Janet’s family settled in Peshastin, Washington. She enjoyed music and sports in school and it was in her senior year of high school that she met the love of her life, David John Cenotto. They were married on July 28, 1963. It was a marriage that lasted almost 53 years when David passed away in 2016. After Janet graduated from high school in 1961 she became a beautician and worked for a beauty shop in Cashmere until her children were born; Eugene (Gene) Pierre in 1966 followed by Traci Lyn in 1968. Once her children were in school, Janet worked at Blue Star Fruit Exchange in Cashmere. The family moved to Peshastin in 1975 where she worked at Hi-Up (the Brownie) in Peshastin and then at The River's Edge Lodge in Peshastin. After David's retirement from the Department of Transportation, they moved to Waterville, Washington and Janet made many friends there. She was very talented, and her father had always said she could do anything she set her mind to, which was true. She was a great cook and baker. She would often make treats for the DOT crew on Blewett Pass. She made clothes for her children when they were young, could figure out any crochet pattern or create her own, and taught herself to knit. She loved bragging about her granddaughters, Emma Christine and Willa Elaine to her friends and family. They were her greatest joy. In her last few years, she was able to travel to many different places in the United States, which made her very happy. Janet was a very kind and gentle-hearted lady and will be missed by all that knew her.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Harlie Griner and Winifred (Griner) Knott, brothers Richard Leroy, and Gary Melvin. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Gene and Shauna Cenotto, grand-daughters Emma and Willa, daughter Traci, sister JoAn Isaman, brother-in-law Michael Cenotto, her "other" daughter Deidra Corey, uncle Ron Roper, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee Church of the Nazarene. Attire is casual according to Janet’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The River Academy in Wenatchee, www.TheRiverAcademy.org/give. Arrangements made by Heritage Memorial Chapel in East Wenatchee.