August 18, 1941 ~ October 17, 2022

Born in: Saginaw, Michigan
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Janet Anzlovar, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 17, 2022. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Jim; sons, Nick (Michele) and Jim (Michelle); sister, Sally (Ron) Smith; grandchildren, Isaac (Erin) Anzlovar, Brett (Grace) Anzlovar, Chrissy (Mark) Kaiser, Katie (Rocco) DePaolo and Brianna (Jerod) Smith; and great-grandchildren, Conrad Kaiser, Rocco James DePaolo, Charlie DePaolo and Mille Smith. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Caroline Socier; brother, David Socier; and sister, Barbara LeMoyne. Janet was born on Aug. 18, 1941, in Saginaw, Mich. and moved to Pueblo when she was 11 years old. She graduated from Catholic High School and was married to Jim two years later. For a few years, Janet worked as a secretary for Mountain Bell then she attended Southern Colorado State College (SCSC) where she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree from Lesley College a few years after that. She was an elementary school teacher at Avondale Elementary School for 30 years, loved the staff she worked with and cherished the opportunity to work with children. While at Avondale, she won the Colorado Distinguished Teacher Award. Janet was an avid weaver and doll maker. She traveled the country to attend weaving and doll making conferences. Janet was an active member of the Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, the Pueblo Art Guild, the Colorado Springs Doll Club, the Gamma Delta Sorority, and a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Parish. Her favorite past time was spending time with her husband, Jim, traveling and being with her family. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 429 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Mrs. Anzlovar was the type of teacher every child should have. Even after 30+ years, I still remember her warmth and kindness. While she was a wonderful math and reading teacher, I especially remember her lessons about a trip she took to Australia. She had us throw a boomerang, try vegemite, and learn about the Aboriginal culture. She opened the world to her students, and helped lay the foundation for so many of us to go and lead successful and happy lives. She was a blessing and will be missed.

  2. Janet is the definition of beauty. Her beauty shinned through her in every action, her smile, help, greeting, and work. What a joy you felt when Janet was around.
    Ì am sure that Janet left her husband, family and friends with an abundant gift of laughter, joy, memories and love to help through their loss. She knew we would all need it.
    Heaven has reclaimed its angel.
    Thank you for sharing her with us.

  3. CandleImageDear Jim and family, I remember Janet from years back. I grew up on Bohmen next to Ella and Blue. At that time you and Janet lived in the yellow house on the south end of the block. Your wife was a beautiful, kind lady. I know you will miss her terribly.
    I offer my most sincere sympathy with her passing. My prayers are for you at this difficult time. May memories of her sustain you in the days ahead. Rest In Peace Janet.

  4. To the Family of Janet Anzlovar,
    It’s with a very sad heart that I send this message to you all. I was a member of the Handweavers Guild of Pueblo. I had the pleasure of attending an event one evening for a local Church group. We sat and wove, while the Ladies running the weekend Retreat spoke about “God Weaving His Ways Into Our Lives”. Then they opened the event to all who attended to ask us questions. Well I was new to Weaving, so I looked to Janet for help. Well Janet was more than a help, she was a comfort with a smile. She will be deeply missed, and I will always remember her fondly.
    I am sincerely, Joanne Barton-Voutiritsa

  5. Janet was one of Alpha Mu Delta members for ten years. She was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. I really admired Janet and wanted to be like her. I loved her imagination when making her dolls.

  6. CandleImageJanet was such a beautiful person inside and out. Such a genuinely caring, humble individual. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  7. My sincere condolences to you and family. Thank you for your help to me years ago. God’s blessings upon you.

  8. Dear Jim, Nick, Jimmie, and family,

    I’ll always remember your mom very fondly – truly a wonderful person. Our sympathies to you and your family.

    Mike and Dana Lamb

  9. CandleImageJanet, I just saw your sweet kind face at my father’s service. I hadn’t seen you in years, but you were just the same l, and so caring! I have so many childhood memories with you! You were such a good friend to my grandma golob! I’ll never forget you! Prayers to the family! Love you Jim!

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