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Jana Woodruff

12/03/1965 - 04/30/2017
Service Date: 05/06/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4525 E. Knox Rd., Phoenix, Arizona

Jana Fowles Woodruff passed from this life suddenly on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.  She will be remembered and cherished by those who knew her for her driving concern for the welfare of others and her always inquisitive sense of adventure.  Funeral services for Jana will be held Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 AM at the Ahwatukee Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 4525 East Knox Road, Ahwatukee.  A viewing will be held on Friday, May 5th, at Bunker Funeral Home, at 3529 E University Drive, Mesa from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Jana was born on December 3, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Gerald Reed and Helen Jeanette Whitmore Fowles.  She was the second of four children, younger sister to Jeff, older sister to Amy and younger brother, Brett.  She is survived by her brothers, her two sons, Logan David and Connor McKay and sisters-in-law Pam and nephew Daughtry.   She was also blessed by a special friendship with Alice Clark, who did not leave Jana’s side at the end.

Jana was always willing to help others, even when she herself was ill, and will be remembered by her co-workers as the person who asked “what can I do to help you?”  She was the person who cooked the shepherd’s pies for those who were sick in bed, and never failed to send flowers to those who she perceived as needing a lift.  She was also a staunch advocate for her sons – which somehow twisted her into a football mom (as long as it was Mountain Pointe).  She was gifted as a listener and a genuine caring person.


  • Lynette Watson

    So sorry for your loss my cousins! You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I keep imagining the happy reunion party that is taking place in heaven with Jana, Amy, are their parents! Her suffering is over and she fought a good fight! Love and condolences to you all!

  • Shaun Oldridge

    I was not close to Jana, but I always had tremendous respect for her deep driving passion for Service, and the committment she placed in the individuals she served. I will always remember how childlike she was excited about going to Magic Mountain with her family. She will be missed.
    Be comforted in Jesus name, Amen.

  • Whitmore family

    Sending our condolences to you at this difficult time. We’ve been thinking about you and praying for you. We hope you feel of our love and concern. Love, Aunt Annette and family

  • Gary Lessig Family

    Jana was a good friend. She was always fun to be around. She will be missed.

  • Coralee Johnson

    Mu prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jana was always a loving caring person and will be missed. Love to all

  • So sorry for your loss. You are all always in my prayers. What a happy reunion it is for her to be with Amy and her parents.

  • Jana was an amazing person who cared so much for others. She always went above and beyond and put people above all else. She will be missed and the world will be a little darker without her. My prayers are with her family.

  • Diane Jackson and fanily

    Jana has always had a special place in our hearts. You will be missed here but I know your parents and Amy are celebrating their love together with Jana

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