Janet S. Fontanilla
September 26, 1934  -  February 17, 2019

Janet S. Fontanilla

Janet S. Fontanilla, 84, of Clovis, NM entered into the gates of Heaven on February 17, 2019 from Amarillo, TX with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 26, 1934 to the home of Cornelio and Mineko (Maeda) Obrero in Kilauea, Hawaii.

Prior to settling down in the New Mexico/Texas areas, Jan traveled the world, a devoted military wife and mother.

Jan was a Life Member of VFW Post 3280. She enjoyed over 30 years working at local golf courses, starting off at Whispering Winds Golf Course. She then worked side-by-side with her husband at Friona Country Club, Farwell Country Club, and Muleshoe Country Club. Jan loved golf, perfecting not only her own game, but also lovingly side-line coached her son Jeff and grandsons Johnny and Christian. Jan spent a lot of time with her granddaughter Kirra. She loved to watch TV shows with her and never missed any volleyball, basketball games, or any school activities Kirra was involved in. Jan was an avid fan of PGA and LPGA golf events and a diehard fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jan is preceded in death by her husband, Crispin Fontanilla; her parents, Cornelio and Mineko Obrero; and brothers, Sonny Obrero and George Obrero.

Jan leaves behind her: sons, Terry Fontanilla of Clovis, NM and Jeff (Kelley) Fontanilla of Texico, NM; daughters, Leslie (Jim) Leiberick of Portales, NM and Marlene Toma of Kauai, HI; grandchildren, Cheryl (Josh Coleman) Lavin, John (Kayleigh) Lavin IV, Kevin Toma, Kristopher Toma, Christian Fontanilla and Kirra Fontanilla; and great-grandchildren, Dorian Tragesser, Benjamin Coleman, Brenden Coleman, John Lavin V and Korbin Lavin.

Private burial will be held at a later date. Pallbearers will be Terry Fontanilla, Jim Leiberick, John Lavin IV, Kevin Toma, Kristopher Toma and Christian Fontanilla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you live like Momsy: "Be happy...don't let anyone make you have a bad day!"


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  1. LJ
    Denver, CO

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. When someone you love dies, you often find some measure of comfort in the memories you have. Something else that can bring comfort is the knowledge that you are not alone in your remembrance of them. John 5:28, 29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...” The term “memorial tombs” as used in this verse carries the implication of preserving the memory of the one who has died. In this context it suggests that the person who died is remembered by God. So overtime you may feel that you are the only one who remembers your loved one, but God has not forgotten then. His memory is not ravaged by time, and he will use his memory to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. May this knowledge bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Greg &Sally Trujillo and Family
    Clovis, NM

    We are so sad to hear that our beloved Friend has gone home please know we feel your lose she was like a part of our family as well prayers to her family much love ❤️ Greg,Sally,Matthew, Frankie and Katie Trujillo

  3. Edith Ann Walling-Bradley
    Clovis, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

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