Janet Yvonne Peck, 61, of Boise, Idaho went home to meet
her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ April 21, 2020. Janet was born June 1, 1958 in
Boise, Idaho, the youngest of two daughters of Harold and Letha Williams. She
graduated from Capital High School in 1976, then attended Boise State and
graduated in 1980 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis
in Personnel Management. She started working while in high school at age 16 in
the Governor’s Office, Department of Administration. Janet’s manager was
impressed with her and asked her to transfer with him to the Public Health
Districts Conference Office, which covered all Idaho health districts. Janet
then moved to Central District Health a few years later, where she continued as
a loyal employee until the day she passed away, serving as their Human Resources
Manager. She was looking forward to retirement after many years of steadfast
She met the love of her life, William “Bill” Peck, at the
young age of 15. They both attended Capital High School and met in their church
bell choir. After seven years of dating, they got married on June 14, 1980 at
Boise First Church of the Nazarene. They were true soul mates and best friends,
always choosing one another. They were an amazing example of what it meant to
live a godly marriage, prioritizing Jesus in their marriage and home first and
foremost, and always displaying love, kindness, and forgiveness, even during
hard times. Shortly after their first year of marriage, they had to face a
devastating loss as a couple, as they had to say hello and goodbye to their first-born
child. Ryan David Peck was born perfectly, but too early for this world on
August 22, 1981. They went on to be blessed with two daughters who they
cherished, Aubrey Leigh in 1982 and Rachel Ann in 1986. They were Janet’s pride
and joy, and she lived a life focused on developing them into women of God. She
never missed a school function, music concert, or dance recital. She was their
number one fan and cheerleader, and as adults their best friend. She provided
daily words of wisdom and encouragement and would often pray with them, as she led
them in learning to turn to God in all situations.
Her love only exponentially expanded with the birth of
each grandchild, Jada Faith in 2010, Hannah Joy in 2014, Nolan Scott in 2015,
and Nora Ann in 2018. Being a grandma quickly became her favorite role in life.
Janet glowed with pride and love every time a new grand baby was announced and
came into her life. She was so excited to welcome baby Hazel this June, hoping
to share a birthday with her. She was always hugging them and telling them how
much she loved them. She never wanted them to doubt the love she had for them,
but more so, wanted them all to know the love Jesus had for them.
Her early years were spent attending the Boise Friends
Church before becoming a member of Boise First Church of the Nazarene, where
she faithfully attended and developed lifelong friendships. Her faith was a
pillar of who she was, and she made it clear to all who knew her that she loved
and followed her Savior, Jesus Christ. She more recently also attended Summit
Church where her son-in-law Ryan is a pastor.
Janet was preceded in death by her infant son Ryan David
Peck; her parents, Harold and Letha Williams; her mother and father-in-law
Esther and Lester Peck; her sister-in-law Juanita Franz; her brother-in-law Ray
Burk; and nephew Donald Burk. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bill
Peck; her daughters and their families, Aubrey and Jeremy Cork and their
children Jada, Hannah, and Nolan; and Rachel and Ryan Keen and their children
Nora and Hazel (due in June); her sister and family, Leane (Bart) Chaffee and
their children and their families; her sisters-in-law Alta Hartley, Bonnie
Burk, and Shirley (Quentin) Howard and their families, as well as many nieces,
nephews, and cousins. For all who are left behind, Janet will be greatly
missed. Her love of her family and genuine caring spirit touched many lives,
and the legacy she leaves will never be forgotten.
There will be a service held in the upcoming months once
restrictions are lifted in order to give Janet a proper Celebration of Life.
Once that can be planned, details will be announced.