Janet “Jan” V. Shute, 85, a 40-year resident of San Clemente, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ and husband of 61 years Richard (Dick) Shute on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
Born in Boston, Janet moved to the west coast in the early 60’s camping in a tent with Dick and their eldest 2 children while making the trek from Rhode Island to California. Janet was an inspiration to everyone she met; those who knew her would say she was chatty, fun loving, strong-willed, practical, beautiful, energetic, and a “kick” to be around. Janet loved living in San Clemente, and gushed over the loveliness of everything her eyes took in.
Janet leaves behind her loved ones, son Richard Shute (Oceanside), daughters Lizbeth Mullin (Washington) and Luana Connor (Colorado), 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brother Carleton Thompson (Oregon), and countless friends on the island of Antigua who all know her simply as “Mum.”
Dick is no doubt rejoicing as his Janet is shining brightly; together again. We can hear her now, chatting in her effusive way about the unrivaled beauty of Heaven and God’s Glory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Children of the Americas at www.childrenoftheamericas.org/.