In Memory

Janie Eastland

Janie Eastland

Janie Eastland

Class of 1974, died on Monday, January 16, at Providence Hospital in Waco. Janie was 58 and had battled Parkinson's disease for more than 13 years. Born in Dallas, Janie was the youngest of three children. Like her two brothers, Bill, Class of 1965, and Terry, Class of 1967, she went to Armstrong Elementary School and Highland Park Junior High School before finishing at the high school. Janie's mother, Martha Eastland, taught home economics in the middle school.

After high school, Janie lived with her parents Martha and Herman at their home on Miramar Avenue. She worked for many years at the Highland Park Cafeteria on Knox Street. In 1990 she won the annual Carolyn Goodman Award, given annually to a part-time employee for outstanding service. Later she worked at Tom Thumb in the Highland Park Village. Janie was known for her excellent needle work, winning awards at the Texas State Fair. She was a member of Grace Bible Church. She was good-natured, and had cross words for no one.

In 1994 Janie moved with her parents from Highland Park to Hillsboro, her parents' home town. Soon after her father died in 1998, she moved to a group home in Marlin, Tx. In 2005, two years before her mother's death, she moved again-to the Homestead Nursing Home in Itasca. There, she won the affection of the nurses and others who cared for her.

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05/14/15 01:39 PM #1    

Leeca Mullins (Peeples)

Janie was always so sweet to everyone and didnt have a mean bone in her. 

05/14/15 03:11 PM #2    

Susan Bell (Bullock)

So so true Leeca. Janie was an angel. I remember she invited me to Thanksgiving dinner one time in junior high. Heart of gold. 

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