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Obituary: Janet Crawford Woodruff Mulliner

1926 ~ 2004

Janet Crawford Woodruff Mulliner, age 77, passed away on Oct. 27, 2004.

Janet was born on December 4, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, born to Alta Crawford and Douglas Woodruff. An East High School (Salt Lake City, UT) graduate, Janet continued her education earning a BA in English from the University of Utah and an MA in retail merchandising from New York University. Janet was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

Janet married Ted Mulliner on August 25, 1950. They moved to Boston where Ted completed his final year at Harvard Law School. Upon Ted's graduation in 1951, they returned to Salt Lake City, then moved to the San Francisco Bay area to pursue Ted's law practice. Together they raised four children and made significant contributions to the community. Janet was always active in the PTA, various church organizations, and the Allied Arts Guild in Atherton, CA.

Janet loved literature, fine arts, theater, music, flower arranging, collecting antiques, gardening, and long walks. She and Ted traveled worldwide and shared an insatiable curiosity that engaged them together throughout their lives. Janet was energetically devoted to her children and grandchildren.

Characteristically modest and reserved, Janet was passionate and untiring when it came to causes she believed in. She had a great sense of humor, a ready laugh and a smile that warmed those close to her until the last days of her life.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband (1992) and is survived by her sister Susan Woodruff; her children: Laurie Mulliner Connor (Salt Lake City); Kiki (Janet) Mulliner (New York); Mimi Mulliner (Curt) McNeely, (Park City); and

James Mulliner (Salt Lake City); and seven grandchildren: Edward (Ted) Johnson, Katherine Johnson, Katie Connor, Allie Connor, Lauren McNeely, Bradley McNeely and Erin McNeely.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2004, at 11:00 at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street.

Special thanks goes to the staff at Silverado Nursing Home and Hearts for Hospice who made her last days comfortable, providing support for both her and her family.

Funeral directors: Larkin Mortuary

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association, (845 E. 4800 S, Murray, UT, 84107) or National Arthritis Foundation.