Janet Denice Tutt
Janet Denice Tutt, loving wife, mother, and grandmother
passed away on June 23, 2020 at the age of 74 in Seattle,
Janet was born in January 1946 in Missoula, Montana
to Cora Francis (Richards) Olsen and Almer Martin Olsen.
She graduated from Missoula County High School in 1964. While in high school she met
the love of her life George 'Tom' Tutt who would
become her beloved husband of almost 54 years.
Jan and Tom were married in September 1966.
They spent their early married years in Missoula, then
stationed at several Air Force bases before settling
down in Gresham, Oregon where they raised their
two children, Christopher and Stephanie. Jan worked
at Powell Valley Elementary School for 18 years. Jan
and Tom also owned and operated Der Grosshandler,
a German import company for 26 years. Jan loved
traveling to Germany each year to buy handcrafted
nutcrackers and Christmas tree ornaments for her
business. Her love for these items flowed over into her
home when she spent days, with the help of family and
friends, decorating for Christmas.
Jan was a beautiful woman who will be remembered
as someone who always thought of others and put
the needs of those around her ahead of herself. She
loved her family. Jan will forever be remembered as
an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. Spending
time with family, friends, cooking and entertaining
were things Jan held dear. Jan and Tom enjoyed
hosting friends and family at their vacation home in
Bend, Oregon for a number of years. In 2014, Jan and
Tom relocated to Seattle to be closer to family.
Jan was awarded two Paul Harris Fellowships by
Rotary in honor of her contributions to others.
Jan is survived by her husband Tom, two children
Chris (Heidi) of Poway, CA, and Stephanie (Michael)
Garnett of Seattle, grandchildren Aidan, Amy, Annalie
and Elise, her brother George, as well as two nieces,
one nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death
by her mother and father. A private family memorial
service is being held at Flathead Lake, Montana, a
place Jan held dear in her heart. Donations in Jan's
memory can be made to The Salvation Army Seattle