Janessa Van Dyke Warner October 26, 1983 - July 20, 2021

Janessa Van Dyke Warner died on July 20, 2021, at the age of 37, after an 18-month battle with cancer.  She leaves behind her loving husband, Mark; her 13-year-old daughter, Libby; and her 10-year-old son, Joey.

Janessa was born on October 26, 1983, to Randy and Ann Van Dyke.  She grew up in a loving family and had many happy memories of her childhood.  She has always remained close to her brothers and sisters and their spouses.  She married Mark Warner on July 1, 2005, in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and joined another great family.  She loved her father and mother in-law, Gary and Becky Warner, and Mark’s brothers and their wives.  She truly cherished her extended family.

Janessa is survived by her husband, and children; her parents; her father and mother in-law; her siblings and their spouses: Nathan Van Dyke (Angela), Monica May (Brian), Hilary McCullough (Jeremy), Preston Van Dyke (Tiana); Mark’s brothers and their wives: Justin (Maleah), Matt (Evige), Ryan (Shelleen); and numerous nephews and nieces.  She is also survived by many faithful friends, including her lifelong pals Rachel and Heather.

Janessa had a knack for finding humor in the occasional absurdities of daily life, and always kept us laughing.  She loved her family fiercely and took great joy in being with Libby and Joey as they pursued sports and other activities.  Even while very sick, she was at their games and talking about next season.

While her children were very young, Janessa took up cycling and pushed herself to some amazing achievements.  She competed in three 100-mile races but was most proud of being by Libby’s side as Libby completed a 15-mile race at the age of 8.

Janessa and Mark moved to Benjamin, Utah, in 2017, and established a home complete with farm animals.  She was “all in” with this new way of life and appreciated the help and advice of neighbors and friends.  She loved the shared family work of raising animals. She was known for bringing fresh eggs to her nurses.

Janessa was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ, and lived a life that was consistent with her beliefs.  She especially loved teaching Primary with Mark.

A viewing will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 6-8 o’clock in the evening at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork. A second viewing, preceding the funeral service, will be held on Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021, from 9:45 until 10:45 o’clock at the Benjamin Utah LDS Chapel, 3238 West 7300 South, (Benjamin) Spanish Fork, Utah, with the funeral commencing at 11 o’clock a.m. in the Benjamin Chapel.  Interment will be at the Salem City Cemetery, 965 South 130 East, Salem, Utah 84653, following the funeral.

The family would especially like to thank the many friends and family who have supported and shown kindness and generosity, as Janessa has battled cancer.  We will forever be grateful to you.  We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Huntsman Cancer Hospital for the care and treatment they so compassionately provided.

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A viewing will be held on
Monday, July 26, 2021
from 6-8 o'clock in the evening
at Walker Funeral Home
187 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah  84660


A second viewing will be held on
Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021
from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m.
at the Benjamin Utah LDS Chapel
3238 West 7300 South
Benjamin (Spanish Fork), Utah  84660



A funeral service will be held on
Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021
at 11 o'clock a.m.
at the Benjamin Utah LDS Chapel
3238 West 7300 South
Benjamin (Spanish Fork), Utah  84660



Salem City Cemetery
965 South 130 East
Salem, Utah  84653


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    Ron and Debbie Camp says

    Randy and Ann.
    We have been praying for you and your family.
    Our hearts are broken for you, and your entire family.
    We love you.
    Sending our love, prayers and healing comfort.
    Ron and Debbie Camp

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    Kathy Riordan says

    Our hearts are breaking for you. Love to the entire Warner family from your cousins in the David E. and Karen M. Lawrence family—Kathy, Linda, Diane (Nordell), Julie (Brooks) and Coleen.

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    Jason Smith says

    Mark, Libby, and Joey,
    We love you so much and are deeply saddened at the loss Janessa. Please know that our prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Love, Jason, Kristin, Parker, Hannah, Ava and Elle Smith

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    Janae Hutchison says

    Janessa was such an amazing person! She was so kind to me when I first moved to Spanish Fork and always made me feel welcome in her circle. We also both loved cats, and she totally supported my single cat lady habit, even bringing me some essentials for my furry friends one day. She loved her kids so fiercely and I loved hanging out with her and Joey in Sunbeams when they’d ask me to sub for the other teacher. She always wanted to be where her family was! I loved her authentic take on life and genuine sense of humor. Just reading back through some of our old text messages put a a big smile on my face and a sharp pang in my heart. She was so full of life and will be missed so deeply. Fly high Janessa. You will always be one of my heroes <3

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