Janet Dewey Theiss

Obituary of Janet Elizabeth Dewey Theiss

Janet Elizabeth Dewey Theiss, strong in her faith, passed from this earthly life Friday morning, February 2, 2024. She was 70 years old.
Janet was born on April 6, 1953, in Yuba City, California, and resided both in Richmond, California, and in Live Oak, California. She was a member of the Live Oak Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Gridley. She attended Live Oak schools, graduating from Live Oak High School in 1971. Janet attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Professionally, Janet was a manager at ETS in Berkeley. She loved her volunteer work being an officer and leader in many clubs and community organizations. Janet, a loving family member, is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Alice Dewey; brother, Allan Dewey; and son, Martin Michael Theiss. She is survived by her loving husband of almost forty-eight years, William (Bill) Theiss; her brother, Martin Dewey; brother, Bruce Dewey (Julie); and numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. A service celebrating her life and faith will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Gridley, 495 Kentucky Street, Gridley, California, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 10:00 AM. A reception will follow the service, with inurnment at Sutter Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, American Association of University Women Yuba-Sutter, or the American Lung Association. Janet will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

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