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Janet "Jani" Kathleen Hehn Daley

June 12, 1949 — May 17, 2024

Janet (Jani) Kathleen Hehn Daley passed away peacefully at her home on May 17, 2024. She was born June 12, 1949 to Erhardt and Mildred Hehn in Bozeman, Montana. She attended Bozeman schools, graduating from Bozeman Senior High in 1967.  She became a Montana State University student in September 1967; however, after attending one year, she chose to be with her soul mate, Douglas.  They were married September 28, 1968.

They made their home in Denver, Colorado, where Doug was attending Western Technical College.  While in Denver their daughter, Michelle "Shelly" was born in 1969.  After graduation, Doug was hired by Cate Equipment in Salt Lake City, Utah, Completing their family, their son Shawn was born in July.  Jani and Doug spent the next 55 gratifying years in the Salt Lake valley, bringing their dream home to a reality.

Jani’s interests were varied.  She was fortunate to work, part-time, as a guide at the Brick Yard, a bookstore, and a jewelry representative.  Her passion was homemaking.  Jani had a gift to create an exquisite home, with her special touch in every corner—always dust and clutter free.  She thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends, excelling when creating German cuisine.  

Jani took her family, both her and Doug’s very seriously, with a special devotion to her family of origin in South Dakota.  Friends were also a big part of her heart. She was always attentive to her siblings, Judy and Gary. Her fondness and care of animals was testament to her loving character; whether a cat, dog, guinea pig, turtle or feathered friend, Jani attended to their welfare.

Her ability in maintaining a beautiful yard was magical and requests from many family and friends toward counsel was widely known. Jani was an avid reader, being well informed on many subjects was very important to her.  Her knack for the unusual, doing daily "Daley" crossword puzzles was an early morning challenge.  Nobody dared attempt to compete a puzzle in her temporary absence.  Jani also had such a fondness for coffee that many felt she may some day have bean babies!

Bible studies were a vital part of Jani’s life, with her church circle ladies being some of the closest friends in her life.  Working on church projects together was a highlight of their time together.  This circle of friends became a lifelong support group for all of them.

Doug and Jani’s travel adventures took them to many interesting, and exciting, destinations around America and the world.  Jani loved meeting new acquaintances with each and every excursion and would relate these many exchanges as highlights of their trips.  Having a fun sense of humor was another well-known trait—always ready for a good time.

With the passing of Doug and Jani, it had been their wish to live at home to the very end.  This was accomplished with the undying love and attention of their son, Shawn, and his wife, Amber.  Their selfless attention to the physical needs, medical and emotional support over a five-month period was critical for Jani and Doug.  The immediate family, extended family and friends give their profound thanks for a difficult job well done.

Jani is survived by her son, Shawn (Amber) Daley, her grandsons, Eddie McCain and Corbin Daley; her sister, Judy (Mike) Hammond; her brother, Gary (Coni) Hehn; numerous nieces and nephews.  Jani was preceded in death by her parents, Erhardt and Mildred Hehn, her husband, Doug Daley and their daughter, Michelle (Daley) Carter. 

A viewing memorial for both Jani and Doug will be at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery on 6500 S Redwood Road SLC UT 84084. On 06/10/2024 from 10 am-11 am.

Funeral services will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 E. Sandy, Utah; following the memorial at Redwood Memorial. From 11:45 am.

Interment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens, in Bozeman, Montana; with her husband Doug, next to their daughter, Shelly.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, June 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 10, 2024

11:45am - 12:45 pm (Mountain time)

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

8575 South 700 East, Sandy,

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