Janice Laverne Lawson Robertshaw April 23, 1945 - June 9, 2021

Janice Laverne Lawson Robertshaw passed away peacefully from this world on June 9, 2021, at the age of 76. Janice was born April 23, 1945, in Pennsylvania, to Lavern Edward Lawson and Bernice Lorraine Young.

Upon completing high school, Janice met and married William Ian Robertshaw on December 22, 1962; they were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Janice and Bill welcomed 4 beautiful children into the world: Tom, Mark, Julie, and Becky. Family was absolutely everything to Janice. In addition to 11 amazing grandchildren, Janice was also great-grandma to many. She was a grandma to anyone who needed a grandma in their life, and her posterity was her greatest joy. There is no one who loved their family and friends more than Janice. She always had a great outlook on life, no matter what was going on and was always there with words of encouragement or advice for those that required it.

Janice was a professional cook and an employee of Provo School District for many years. She was also a valued member of the Nephi 3rd Ward and held many years of various callings. Her favorite calling in the ward was to give sisters a phone call every single day. This was the highlight of her day for over 20 years, and she had a great love for the elderly widows in her ward. Janice exuded generosity and service and was a true example of Christ-like love.

As well as attending the temple many times a week, Bill and Janice served a service mission to the Salt Lake South Mission.

Janice is survived by her husband, Bill Robertshaw; her children: Tom (Lynn) Robertshaw, Mark (Angie) Robertshaw, Julie (Danny) Karren; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin ‘Mike’ Lawson; and sister, Sharon Brawler. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Keddington; her parents; her brother, Richard Lawson; and a sister, Barbara VanPatten.

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the family will greet family and friends at the Mountain View 1st Ward, 138 South 1100 East, Payson, Utah, at 1:00 p.m., with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Her ashes will be interred at Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.

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On Wednesday, June 16, 2021

from 1-2 pm

the family will be at the

Mountain View 1st Ward Building

138 South 1100 East, Payson, Utah 84651



Funeral Service

A service will be held

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

at 2 o'clock in the afternon

at the Mountain View 1st Ward Building

138 South 1100 East, Payson, Utah 84651




Following the service

ashes will be interred

at the Vine Bluff Cemetery

1200 North 400 East, Nephi, Utah 84648



  1. REPLY
    Tom and Sharon Robertshaw says

    Our hearts are broken for your family during this time of grieving. We wish we could be there to celebrate Jan’s life with you all. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Tyler Keddington says

    She was one of the greatest guardians/parental figure anyone could ask for. I will miss her but will see her again in the next life.

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    Kazuko Robertshaw says

    Frank and I are so sad to hear of your loss. My sister in law,, Jan was loving, kind, compassionate and always had a beautiful smile. Getting a hug from her made everything better.
    We are praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love
    Frank and Kazuko

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