Janet Lamont was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She is remembered by her husband, Eugene Lamont; their son, Bill; daughter-in-law Beth; their daughter, Lisa; her husband, Rick Sanchez; and her five grandchildren: Cortney, Bethany, Drew, Annie, and Will. Janet adored her three brothers, Darrell, Gary, and Bobby, all her sisters-in-law, and her numerous nieces and nephews.
If you were lucky enough to have known Janet, you would agree that she was the radiant light of any room. She was our ever-enduring support system, her home was always warm and welcoming, and she never hesitated to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
Janet and Eugene met in Portola, California, in 1958. Two years later they married, had two wonderful children, and decided to make Portola their home. Janet worked at the drugstore, sold Avon, and was busy being a mom.
In the summer of 1975, the family moved to Pinole, California, where they occupied the same house for almost 50 years. From there, they watched their children grow and start families of their own.
Janet and Eugene built their company, West Coast Drilling, together with their son and daughter-in-law. Recognizing that for the company to be successful it would have to run efficiently, Janet taught herself the ins and outs of business administration and then ran their business office for 35 years. In addition, she was an active member of the Valley Bible Church in Hercules, California, for 40 years, where she also taught Sunday School for more than two decades.
Janet was an animal lover, and her beloved dogs and cats were always a big part of her family. On more than a few occasions, she found herself happily raising or rehabilitating orphaned or injured animals. She had a great fondness for flowers. And though her preference was to tend her English roses, she was easily convinced to help in her husband’s vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed scrapbooking for many years with her best friend Pam.
Janet loved her life, her family, and her friends. She thought her husband, children, and grandchildren were perfect and she always made them feel that they were. She will be terribly missed by so many.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Shady Grove cemetery in Portola.