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Janet Louise Ashcroft

10/25/1937 - 01/27/2023
Service Date: 02/09/2023
Service Time: 10:00 a.m.
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -5620 East Adobe Mesa, AZ 85205
Visitation Date: 02/09/2023
Visitation Time: 9:30 a.m.
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

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Janet Louise Ashcroft nee Monroe was born 10/25/1937 in Greeley, Co and passed into eternity 01/27/2023. Her last day on earth was peacefully spent surrounded by family and friends.

She met and married widower Major Herbert Curtis Ashcroft in 1967. They married and started their life’s greatest adventure. She was a trusty navigator along with their faithful dog Freddie in their fifth wheel travels over large areas of the US and Canada. They also traveled the world together. Their life’s great adventure included raising racehorses, restaurant ownership and selling real estate. They celebrated over 51 years of marriage before Herb’s death in 2019

She was a loving and devoted mother to her four step children: Bruce Alan and Susan Eleanor, who preceded her in death and survived by Michael Curtis and Sharon Elisabeth along with 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She also is survived by and was the beloved sister of Clyde Monroe and Sharon Regina nee Monroe and many nieces and nephews

When Janet met Herbert she was teaching fourth grade in Albuquerque, NM and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa teacher’s sorority. They were always busy doing things for each other, their family and their many friends. They lived life to the fullest. She was a fantastic cook and baker. She won several blue ribbons at the fair for her Pecan Pie, bread and butter pickles and other assorted canned goods. She enjoyed Broadway musicals, playing cards and piano, crocheting, puzzles, reading and genealogy.

She faithfully dedicated many years of service to the LDS church and the Mesa Temple.

Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 9th, 2023 at 5620 East Adobe in Mesa AZ. Viewing at 9:30 AM – Funeral Service at 10:00 AM


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Bud Garner and family

    Jan jumped in an became a Mom, friend and mentor to her newly aquired large family and did a great job of it. I rememer a time while her and Uncle Curtis as I called him at that time were away from the house and Me and Mike got into a bit of trouble. Many years later she told me that Mike had come clean with her as to his involvment in this particular incident as part of his self clensing. She really tried over the years to get me to admit I was involved, but being me being me, I wouldn’t do it even though she absouluty knew I was part of it. I had always pllanned to come clean with her but the oppertunity never came up and now I regret not giving her that satifaction. Well, better late than never, “Jan, i apologize for having been a part of using your station wagon to go up to to the liqour store and have Kenny Schooly buy us some beer and come home and drive the car thruogh you fence” Yes I was as responsible for this. I’m sorry I never told you. You sure put up with a lot out of me and Mike, and I love you for your patience with us as we grew up just fine!

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