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Janelle Ann Sherwood

11/21/1972 - 02/17/2021
Service Date: 02/26/2021
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7361 S. Constellation Way, Gilbert, Arizona
Visitation Date: 02/26/2021
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7361 S. Constellation Way, Gilbert, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

On the morning of February 17, 2021, Janelle Ann Sherwood, age 48, passed away peacefully at her home in Queen Creek, Arizona after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Janelle was born November 21, 1972 in Roosevelt, Utah and was the oldest of John and Janette Jakoubek’s 9 children.

Janelle lived a happy, active life filled with family and friends that was centered around Christ.  She loved spending time with her family. Her kids were her everything and her greatest joy in life was watching them learn and grow.  Becoming a grandma to Owen filled her heart.  She loved playing with him and got a kick out of his adventurous and playful personality.  Her home was one built on love and faith and was centered around her love for our Heavenly Father.  She enjoyed learning from the scriptures and building her knowledge of all things gospel related. 

She is survived by her husband Brett Sherwood, her 7 children, Braden Sherwood and his wife Sarah, Rachel Hansen her husband Jacob, Kyle Peterson, Kaden Sherwood, Raith Sherwood, Tessa Sherwood, Piper Sherwood, and grandson Owen Hansen.  She is also survived by her grandmother Lila Proffit, father John Jakoubek, stepmother Margo Jakoubek, her siblings Joanne Stradling (Brian), Janeen Tripp (Michael), Jenifer Jakoubek, Jessica Preisner (Kristian), Jacqueline Tingey (Greg), Jolene Jakoubek, John Jakoubek (Sara), and step siblings Levi McKinnell (Erin), Luke McKinnell, Megan da Fonseca (Hugo), Logan Shupp, Kelsea Mae Wade (Andrew), Moriah Shupp, and several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. 

A funeral service will be held Friday February 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: 7361 S. Constellation Way  Gilbert, Az 85296.  She will be buried at the Mesa Cemetery: 1212 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201. 


  • Tom & Cindy Wilson

    We are so proud of you and your accomplishments as a wife, mother, sibling, grandma, and daughter. Well done though good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord. Matthew 25:21 You are loved and will be sorely missed by all. Thanks for the memories.

  • Stephen and Carolei Phelps

    Brett — our hearts go out to you, dear brother. Please know that you are loved… and remembered in our prayers daily.

  • We are so saddened to hear of her passing. She was a dear sweet soul. Iam sure she left a wonderful legacy behind. God comfort you all. ❤️❤️

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