Jan. 10, 1943 –– Sept. 11, 2018
Janet Katherine Bullat was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and passed away after battling cancer for just over a year.
The daughter of John and Katherine Axell, both deceased, Janet attended Los Altos High School, graduating in 1960. She continued her education at San Jose State University, majoring in elementary education with a minor in home economics specializing in textiles.
During her time at San Jose State, she met her future husband, Chris Bullat. After graduation, Janet moved to southern California to teach elementary school for a couple of years before marrying Chris on July 2, 1966 and moving to Eugene, Oren.
In Eugene, Janet taught second and third grade at Howard Elementary for 5 years. She also volunteered her creative textile talents by teaching local 4-H students how to sew.
In 1971, Janet and Chris moved to Bend, Ore.. By November 1979, their daughter Amanda Bullat was born.
During her time in Bend, Janet supported Chris’s general contracting business and helped him run an Orange Julius franchise and Janeto’s Cafe, both in the Bend River Mall. She also devoted her time to supporting Amanda in all her activities.
Janet was involved in the Central Oregon community as a volunteer with the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) program at Tumalo Elementary, and as a member of the altar society at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Janet enjoyed participating in the women’s educational home extension group Sun And Snow. She was also one of the original food coordinators for the successful breast cancer awareness and fundraising event, Heaven Can Wait.
In 2008, Janet and Chris moved to Joseph for the mountain views and quiet life. Janet continued her community involvement by volunteering at Enterprise Elementary reading with students through originally the SMART program, volunteering with the local Catholic Church and as a docent at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture.
In her spare time, Janet enjoyed camping with family, hiking, traveling, sewing, cooking new recipes, capturing all the good times with her camera, and making photo albums to keep the memories alive for years to come.
In addition to Chris and Amanda, Janet is survived by a sister Carol Carlson of Bend, a brother John Axell of Salem, and a handful of nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service in Enterprise, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Catholic Church St Katherine, 301 E Garfield St,, Enterprise. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Janet’s memory to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, by calling 206-667-4399.