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Janetta Belle (Coder) Everett/Youtsey,
died Sept. 6, 2015, in Portland, Ore. She was a Pueblo resident for
nearly 60 years and touched hundreds of lives as a wife, parent, and grandparent. She was an artist, a nurse, a homemaker, and a Jehovah’s Witness.

She was born Jan. 26, 1922, as Janetta Belle Coder Everett. World War II interrupted her studies at the University of Iowa, but she eventually graduated and became a registered nurse.

She met Karl Everett Youtsey at a USO event while serving our country on the Women’s Army Corp (WAC). They married on Sept. 23, 1945, and started a family. They lived with seven of their children in Boone, Colorado, for many years. Tragically her eighth child, Daniel Allan, died just 16 hours after birth and she missed him every moment thereafter.

Janetta was a fantastic painter, and her love of nature and Colorado was reflected in her paintings. Her oils of the Rocky Mountains inspired her grandchildren and others and are cherished family gifts. They also grace homes and businesses throughout the Midwest. She painted hundreds of works before losing her eyesight 25 years ago.

She also gifted the family with crochet and knit creations blankets, wearables, and decorations. She loved her work as a nurse for nearly four decades. She cared for many sick and injured people, including motorcycle crash victims.

Her pseudonym for motorcycles became “murdercycles.” Even though she preferred Disney-world, Janetta accompanied her husband on annual trips to Mexico, where friendships with other Witness families grew over time.

Her granddaughter, Anna, accompanied them on their month-long trip in 1988; her first trip to Mexico.

Janetta attended the Mesa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pueblo, Cob. until failing health required her to join her daughter, Pam in Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years; her sons, Walter Ray Youtsey, and Thomas Harold Youtsey; and great-grandson, Caleb Lee Adkison.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Louise Hull, Rebecca Ann Youtsey, and Sara Linda Krueger; and sons, David Russell Youtsey and Joel Aiwin Youtsey.

Surviving grandchildren include LaVonne Sarah Scott, Anna Susan Pepper, Kim Marie Busheff, Beth Dana Youtsey, Paul Matthew Lemke, Dawn Eileen Schroeder, Seth Joshua Youtsey, Loni David Hull, Tanya Kim Hull, Acacia Marie Williams, Isaiah Joel Hull, Jana Danae Farmer, Taze Colby Hull, Kendell Jo Cordova, Davy Alexander Youtsey, Allison Belle Schultz, Jared Keith Youtsey, Heather Renae Youtsey Mertes, Brandi Paulette Campbell, Heath Pratt Riley, Casey Scott Riley; and Nathan Louis, Sampson Philippe, Rueben Karl, and Priscilla Ann Gihoul.

Surviving great-grandchildren include Breelyn Ciarra and Kamryn Jade Scott, Mercedes Brianna Youtsey, Kimberli Lillian Pepper, Ava Camille Busheff, Brooke Alexis Vegas, Riley Brayden Lemke, Noah, and Madison Schroeder, Lucas Taylor Hull, Vanessa Jade Cox, Hannah Rose Walkden, Elijah Cole Williams, Seth Rider Williams, Kylan Rain Williams, Zadia Williams, Skylee Hull, Miles and Norah Hull, Micah and Mariah Farmer, Indiana Vaughn and Karah Shell Youtsey; Isabel Renae, Diego Enrique, Gavino Andres and Mateo Chayanne DeiReal; Saleigha Saphira Mertes, Kylie Deanne Boniface, Marcus Cordova, Ethan Youtsey, Hannah and Mia Campbell, Ishea Riley, Christian Riley and Trycia Dubois.

Janetta, the matriarch of this very large family, passed away before she could meet its youngest member, her great-great-granddaughter, Liliana Vegas.