Jane Flesher Juett, 95, passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas with family by her side. Jane was born in Canyon, Texas on February 14, 1927 to May Ballard Flesher and William Jackson Flesher. She was their Valentine surprise and youngest of 4 children. A few months after Jane arrived the family moved to Amarillo. Jane was immediately enrolled in the Cradle Class at Polk Street Methodist Church where she remained a member of the church throughout her entire life.
Jane was a spunky little girl and had lots of pets but her love was horses. Being 9 years younger than the sibling before her she had full attention of her parents. They had horses at their home on Van Buren Street and every Sunday after church the three of them went riding. She also rode everyday after school with her friends. She was quite an accomplished horse-woman.
Jane graduated from Amarillo High School in 1945. At Amarillo High she met the love of her life, William Earl “Bill” Juett. They married a year after graduation and had son William Dana Juett the next year. They soon moved to Ft. Worth so Bill could attend and play football at TCU. After Bill graduated, they returned to Amarillo and had two more children, daughter, Melissa Ann Juett and son, James Andrew Juett.
After their move back to Amarillo Jane started her career at Santa Fe Railway where she worked until retirement in 1985. She was not a sit at home kind of gal and in 1987 she announced, much to the surprise of the family, and to Bill, that she had purchased the Kitchen Gallery, a retail shop in Wolflin Square. She had the shop until it closed in 2009.
Jane’s list of community involvement and activities is too numerous to list. She did not understand the meaning of the word ‘No’ as she wanted to help and assist anyone and everyone. One of her true passions was the Republican Party. She and Bill worked tirelessly for the GOP when being Republican was not so popular, and was much to the dismay of both their Democrat parents. She was one the founders of the Amarillo Republican Women’s club and remained a member for almost 60 years until her health declined. Some of her friends referred to her as the “Barbara Bush of Amarillo”!
Jane received many awards and accolades, again too many to list, as she always worked hard for the betterment of the cause or organization. If Jane said she would do something you could be assured she would.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 55 years, William Earl “Bill” Juett, beloved son, William Dana Juett, and three siblings, brother, William James Flesher, sisters, Henrietta Flesher Saunders, Mary Flesher Holmes. Survivors include her two children, daughter, Melissa Juett Kalka (Ray) of Amarillo, son, James Andrew Juett (Donna) of Argyle, Texas, eight grandchildren, Cameron Kalka (Jennifer) of Austin, TX, Coleman Kalka, and Chase Kalka (Sara), of Amarillo, Will Juett (Angela) of Alpine, TX, and Katherine Juett of Dallas, TX, Karlee Juett of Dallas, TX, Jacob Juett of Denver, CO, and Kristen Juett Hatfield (Joey) of Dallas, TX. Her seven great-grandchildren include Hannah and Jackson Juett, of Alpine, Pace and Scout Kalka of Austin, and Cannon, Hayes and Banks Kalka of Amarillo. Katherine Lupton Juett of Dallas, TX, widow of Dana Juett, and Gwynne Underwood Juett of Fredericksburg, Texas, mother of Dana’s children. Jane also had several nieces and nephews that she was very fond of to include Bob Flesher (Bonnie) of Flint, Texas, Jack Flesher (Taiko) of Amarillo, and Mike Holmes (Pat) of Wilton, New Hampshire.
The family would like to thank the staff at Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care and Enhabit Hospice for the compassion, loving care and friendship they showed in caring for Jane. They made such a difference in her last years.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday, February 13, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd. There will be a private interment and a memorial service will follow at Polk Street Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk Street, at 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, February 14, 2023. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Polk Street Methodist Church in Jane’s memory or a charity of your choice.
18 Replies to “Jane Flesher Juett”
My sympathies to Melissa and family on Jane’s passing. Jane was one of those rare people who made every interaction with her special. Her leadership and dedication to our community was so evident as was her gracious and humble manner. May your memories give you comfort as you mourn this charming and beautiful woman!
I’m just found out about losing Jane. She always reminded me of my mother. I loved her dearly. Jane did her good deals without any attention now she will be rewarded openly in Heaven by our Lord Jesus.
Thank you for Jane’s “Wonderful Life”, Missing her all her friends at the Texas Air and Space Museum, very grateful for all she has done for us. Thank you Jane
What a gift precious Jane was to our garden club.!! I was blessed to have a special time with her as we went to a distant field trip- laughing all the way to the lavender fields. What a special lady.
Dear Jeutt family, I am sorry it came time to say so long for now to your loved one, Jane! I can tell from the messages left here how much she was thought of and loved. And how great of a positive impact she left on this world. I was blessed to work closely with Jane and be mentored by her at Santa Land Improvement Company for many years. Her and Bill were just fun and crazy enough to coach our company sponsored volleyball team! What dear and special memories those times together mean to me. I am thankful to have known this very special lady and call her a friend! My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as you celebrate her beautiful life.
Love and prayers to my best friend and her family. Jane was one of the most gracious Moms I have know. I have great memories of growing up with Melissa and knowing Jane, Bill, Dana, and Andy.
Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing; she was always so kind & helpful to me& I have certainly missed her in all our volunteer work. Kitchen Gallery was wonderful and my favorite, she was so gracious & beautiful.
My heart goes out to you & your family, Love & prayers.
Jane was such a strong and wonderful woman. Charismatic and always kind. My mother loved her as a sister. My thoughts are with you all. She left a wonderful legacy.
Melissa, I’m so sorry to hear about you mother.
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jane was one of the loveliest , most gracious and involved women of Amarillo during my years there. Her beauty, grace, warm smile and dependability made our community a better place. She was an inspiration . Mila Gibson
THIS Valentine’s day with be a double celebration in Heaven: earthly and Heavenly birthdays for our Jane. No doubt, Bill was waiting for her at the gate with his arms wide open for his beautiful sweetheart.
Melissa, you compliment your mom so well in how you graciously live your life in service to others.
It was a joy serving, mostly at Chamber events, with your mom.
I sure miss her ‘wrong number’ calls!
Thank you all for sharing Jane with us!!! Sent with loving appreciation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Juett family. God Bless. Doug and Cheryl Kalka
Jane was a treasure to our community. She was a bright and shining star that I will long remember. Sending my prayers for all her family.
What a special lady! Loved her from the time I met her many years ago . Thoughts and prayers for her family 🙏🏼🥰🙏🏼
Dear Andy and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences during your time of loss. Mrs. Jane was such a caring and loving woman and was always a joy to be around. She will truly be missed. We hope that you can reflect on those wonderful times and memories she brought to you, and we pray that you can have peace and comfort in these days ahead.
Take care and God bless,
Brad and Tina Morrison
Jane was one of my favorite aunts, I remember lots of fun times with the entire family, including Henrietta’s daughter.
May she rest in peace.
Mrs. Juett was the definition of a Godly woman. She was so kind to me and all of Cameron’s friends and made her home such a welcoming place for a bunch of wild high school boys! She was such a graceful woman and her life’s work shows through her family. She will be missed
Jane was such a big part of my life growing up with Dana. She had such a way of making you feel so special. Jane is with her precious Bill and Dana now and rejoicing. She will be so missed by those of us who loved her