AUBURN — Janette T. Woodard, 95, of Auburn passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Clover Health Care.

Formerly of Grandview Avenue and Schooner Estates, Janette was born in Auburn, June 19, 1917, the daughter of the late Eben and Mellie Davis Talcott. She was married to the late Harry “Bud” Woodard Jr., Aug. 14, 1942, in Casco.

A graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1934, Janette was employed by Hall and Knight Hardware, also Maine and New Hampshire theaters, Casco Bank, Roak’s Florist and the Board of Voter Registration (City of Auburn). Later in life, she, along with her husband, established Woodard Associates, managing public housing in Auburn.

She was a member of the High Street Congregational Church, a corporator of Central Maine Medical Center and past president of Auburn Little League Auxiliary and the Lewiston-Auburn Kiwaniannes.

Janette was a wonderful mother and enjoyed the special times with her family and close friends. She was an accomplished knitter, making numerous items for her family and especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also donating many items to various charities.

She loved her pet cats and enjoyed her extensive cat collection, her flower gardens and her yard sales. She spent many good times playing cards, doing jigsaw puzzles, crafts and traveling. She took great pride in remaining active on committees planning the ELHS Class of 1934 reunions over the years.

Janette is survived by her son, Brian and his wife, Susan, of Kingston, N.Y.; two grandsons, Thomas and his wife, Amy, of Somerset, N.J., and Jeffrey and his wife, Jessica, of Frisco, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Elizabeth of Somerset, N.J.

In addition to her husband of 68 years, she was also predeceased by her son, Stephen.

Janette’s family would like to thank the staff of Clover Health Care (Dublin Place) and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. They are most appreciative that Janette was taken care of by such professional, caring and wonderful people.

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