Janelle Mae Blue was a loving wife, mother and friend to many. She passed away peacefully on July 5th, 2021 and will be dearly missed.
She was born to Jesse and Stella Stadler on November 26, 1938 and grew up happily on a farm near Minden Nebraska along with her parents and brother Gerald. She recalled many fond memories of her childhood including being surrounded by a loving extended family and spending time at the Keene Evangelical Free Church.
After graduating from Minden High School, Janelle attended Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska. She met her future husband Gary Dean Blue in Kearney and they were married on March 9th, 1958. Together they had three children: Kevin Dee in 1959, Camille Ann in 1961 and (Gary) Mark in 1962.
Gary and Janelle ran A Calla Lily Floral in Aurora, Colorado for over 20 years. Janelle spoke often about how much she loved the floral business and working alongside Gary and their florists. She possessed an incredible talent to create beautiful arrangements and could identify almost any flower, plant or tree by sight or description.
Janelle is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Stella, brother Gerald, husband Gary, and children Kevin and Camille. She is survived by her son Mark (and wife Jane), and granddaughter Demetria “Deme” Davis.
Services were held at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Aurora, Colorado on July 24, 2021.