Janet Dolores Hines Castle, 56, of Wasilla, died Sunday Sept. 15 at home. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Wasilla Assembly of God. Dr. Lattis Campbell will officiate.
Janet was born in Ocala, Fla. on June 14, 1957 to William and Betty Hines. She attended her early School years in Florida and graduated high school in Houston, Texas. She worked in the electronics industry in Houston, and was also a bartender there. Janet taught preschool and kindergarten in Houston, and was also a model for Guys and Dolls Modeling Agency. She was a Sunday School teacher at the Sugarland Methodist Church in Sugarland, Texas.
Janet met Jon Castle in Houston, Texas, and they were married on Dec. 21, 1983 in Livingston, Texas. Jon and Janet moved to Alaska in 1991, living in Anchorage, Butte, Palmer, Big Lake and currently, Wasilla.
Janet enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being outdoors. She enjoyed watching movies and spending as much time as she could with her beautiful German Shepherd, Kasper. She attended church at Wasilla Assembly of God.
Janet was loved by all who knew her. She was a loving and caring person, always willing to help those in need. She put others’ needs before hers. She was definitely the sunshine on many people’s lives. Lynn Marie Daaboul, a niece, wrote the following special tribute to Janet:
“Like wild horses, her spirit was a fierce force of nature, bestowing a heart as radiantly big and bright as the sun. A thousand “I Love Yous” was simply never too much for a woman who just couldn’t say it enough. It was evident that her mother loved her most, just as mothers do. Her siblings shared a bond with her, like the beauty of a perfect storm, unbreakably strong and everlastingly long. Her nieces and nephews were the children she never had, recipients to all the maternal love she never hesitated to offer. But mainly and most importantly, the greatest love of all was shared between her best friend and husband, the amazing man that never let her fall.”
Janet was survived by her husband Jon of Wasilla; mother Betty Newell, Houston, Texas, four brothers, Gene Veazey Jr., Monticello, Alaska; Randy Lawson, Caravell, Fla.; Joey (Blanca) Veazey, Houston, Texas; sister, Carol Daaboul (Jimmy), Houston, Texas. Numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and Kasper.
Janet was preceded in death by her father, William W. Hines, Stepfather, Tom Newell, sister, Nancy Hines, Brother-in-law; Richard Todd, Cousins; Dean and Tina Lawson, Uncles; Ray, Earl, and Raymond Lawson, Grandparents; Joe and Nellie Lawson.
A service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lake Baptist Church in Sugarland Texas.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675 or Disabled Americans Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45290-0301.
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