Celebrating the life of Jani Leah Young
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an automobile accident. Jani was born April 24, 1957 in Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri
to parents Forrest Lee Janis and Joyce Peden Janis Ward. Jani graduated from Snyder
High School in 1975. She married Scott Young on September 2, 1990. Jani had a deep
love for her husband, Scott, and has been his caretaker for the last 25 years. Their
fondest memories together were their countless roadtrips on Scott's motorcycle.
Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she always made sure they knew
that. Jani was the family historian, photographer, and had an amazing memory. She
was a hard worker who had a passion for bingo and she adored the friends she
made doing so. Jani was so full of energy that she almost never sat down. She used
this energy for many things such as quilting and substituting at Navajo Public
Schools, where she opened her heart and her door to anyone who needed it. Most of
all she had a selfless nature and treated anyone like her own. She was the person
you always needed around even if you didn't realize it. She left an impact on every
person she ever interacted with and will be severely missed.
Jani is survived by her husband Scott and three children: Kristi Young of Altus, OK;
Justin and Daana Young of Panama City Beach, Florida; Shannon Young Anderson
and spouse Wil of Stillwater, OK; Also her Grandchildren: Dakota Young of the
home; Mason and Khloe of Panama City Beach, Florida; Ethan and Matti of
Jani is also survived by her siblings Paul (Vaughn) Janis and spouse Glenna, Judy
Lance and spouse Steve , Harry (Dwayne) Janis and spouse Sheri all of Altus,
Oklahoma; Tamra Phelan and spouse John of Mountain Park, Oklahoma; James
(Jesse) Janis and spouse Natalie of Lawton, Oklahoma; brother-in-law Leander
Thacker of Richardson, Texas; brother-in-law Mike Young and spouse Cathy; niece
Heather Young Jones and spouse Jeffrey of Zebulon, NC, niece Amy Carter and her
children, Ben and Caleb, of Barboursville, WV; her 114 nieces, nephews, great
nieces, and great nephews; and cousin Mike Munn of Altus, OK.
She is preceded in death by a much-loved brother and sister, Forrest (Butch) Lee
Janis, Jr. (d. Dec. 1968) and Teresa Mae Janis Thacker (d. Mar 2014), her parents
Forrest Lee Janis and Joyce Peden Janis Ward; her mother-in-law Doris Young; and
brother-in-law Dana Young.
Memorial Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday May 30, 2023, under the
direction of Lowell- Tims Funeral Home, Altus, OK.
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