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Janet Hess

July 15, 1953 — January 16, 2022

Janet Hess
Brigham City, Utah

Janet Robinson Hess passed away peacefully on January 16, 2022, surrounded by family following a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

While working at the Brigham City Hospital she met and married the love of her life, best friend, and eternal companion, Dave Hess, M.D. They were sealed in the Manti Temple. She was the happiest spending time with him, either on the back of their motorcycle, traveling to their homes in Brigham and Chandler, Arizona, or sharing a Dr. Pepper on the back deck.

She was a fiercely devoted mother and grandmother. Taking great care in the details of her family’s lives was her life’s work and her greatest joy. She made hundreds of amazing meals for her family and loved teaching and passing her recipes to her girls. She shared her love of Lake Powell and taught her kids and grandkids to water ski there and at Willard Bay. She was an accomplished pianist with a beautiful voice. Her family will treasure memories of her lullabies at bedtime and singing time around the piano.

Her life was a series of quiet, meaningful acts of kindness. She enjoyed serving in her church callings, schools, community, and neighborhood. She gave countless meals to anyone she knew, homemade bread for neighbors, a thousand-watt smile and happy, heartfelt conversation for everyone.

She is survived by her eternal champion for time and all eternity, Dave Hess; seven daughters and one son: Paige (Greg) Jensen, Jacey (Spencer) Davis, Alison (Dave) Mickelsen, Melissa (Max) Matinez, McCall (Van) Robinson, Kristin (David) Hagan, Jordan (Marcus) Richmond, Adam (Emily) Hess, 35 grandkids; siblings: Linda (Robert) Browne, Kerry (Julie) Robinson, and Jay (Louise) Robinson; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Creta Thalman Robinson;  grandson, and son-in-law.

Funeral services will be held for Janet on Friday, January 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Brigham City 20th Ward, 650 Anderson Drive, in Brigham City, where friends may call from 10-11:15 a.m. Janet will be buried in Richfield on Saturday at 12:00 Noon. Online guestbook at

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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800 N Main St, Richfield, UT 84701

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