June 2, 1942 - Feb. 1, 2016
Janet Medvetz (Janet Elaine West) recently of St. Helens, Oregon, previously of Key West and Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Legacy Hospital in Portland, Oregon on February 1 after a long and courageous battle with COPD.
Janet was a beautiful, smart, funny, and spirited individual. She was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, and friend.
She had a pure heart, a gypsy soul, a wicked sense of humor, and she loved to laugh. She loved the ocean. She loved to paint, and she loved her family.
Preceded in death by mother, Helen Melson and daughter, Karen McCotter, she goes to a happy reunion with them now.
She is survived by daughters, Kimberly McCotter Suenaga, Lee Kirsten Mackenzie and Kathryn McCotter; as well as grandchildren, Ashlyn Thatcher, Katie Thatcher, Kiva Arne, Chris McCotter, and Jeffrey McCotter.
Cremation was done by Hull & Hull Mortuary, ashes to be spread over the Pacific Ocean near Honolulu Hawaii, as per her final wishes.
Her close family gathered for a Celebration of Life in early February.
She was a bright light, and we will miss her.