Janet White Malins, 71, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Solon, passed away on June 25, 2012, following a sudden illness.
Janet Ann White was born on Dec. 26, 1940, in Cedar Rapids to Theodore and Lillian White. Janet was a 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids and received her bachelor of arts degree from Coe College in 1962.
Janet is survived by her husband, Lee, son, Tim (Nancy) Kubik, daughter, Rebecca (John) Worthington, grandchildren, Ken and Sophie Kubik and Catherine and Elizabeth Worthington.
Janet and her family moved to Solon in 1976. She loved being a part of the community, working behind the counter at Chansky Drug, reporting for the Solon Economist, and serving on the school board. She especially enjoyed celebrating the Fourth of July at Lake Macbride.
A teacher for 14 years in the Iowa City Public School district, Janet was a life-long learner. She enjoyed learning about other countries on her travels with her husband, Lee. Her other interests included gardening, sketching and serving on the New Braunfels Outdoor Art Museum Committee.
A funeral service was held for Janet in New Braunfels, Texas. Private family graveside services will be held at Cedar Memorial in July. A memorial picnic will be held on July 25 at Lake Macbride. Call 248-534-0520 for additional details.