We will miss you, Janeen.
While looking through my files from the last year to find photos of Janeen, I came across several like this where her eyes were wide, bright, and shining. She had a talent for making people happy.
Janeen loved to have fun, tease, laugh, and make us smile, and that's how we'll always remember her.
Janeen's memorial service will be on Wednesday January 25 at 2pm at the Happy Camp Bible Church, which is the old log church on Second Avenue right accross from the Karuk Community Center (old elementary school), 64301 Second Avenue. After the service there will be a dinner across the street at the Karuk Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend these events.
By Linda Martin
January 19, 2006 - It was my good fortune, during the last few years, to have been friends with Janeen Anderson, 32, who passed away on January 17 while sleeping. My memories of her are clear and recent, and I'll be missing her in the months to come. Already my heart is aching for her and her family members, all of whom are dear to me.
Janeen was the sweetest young woman. Often when I visited JavaBob's Bigfoot Deli, her parents' restaurant, she not only took time to talk to me, but also insisted on carrying my things to the car when I got ready to leave. So I've said more than once, "You get the best service at JavaBobs," because nowhere else can you have lunch then have someone willing to help you to your car.
Another thing I'll miss about Janeen is how she often said, "I think Linda Martin and I are cousins," because her mother's maiden name was Martin, and her family and mine came from the same area. Then she'd say, "It's really scary," as if being related to me was a frightening thing. She loved to tease me. I am so sorry I'll never get to hear her say that again.
OK, I am crying now, and I don't like to cry. But there are many memories and reasons why I'll miss Janeen, and those things are all passing through my mind as I try to recover from the shock of losing my friend. I expected her to move away anyhow because she wanted to live in a bigger city, but there's a big difference between missing a friend who's off having fun in the city, and missing one that had a short life.
When I heard she passed away I couldn't help but think of that old saying that only the good die young. If this is true, it most certainly applies to Janeen who was a shining example of purity, consideration, and goodness. Recently she told me several times that if I ever needed anything, to call her and she would be happy to visit and help me in any way.
Several of Janeen's friends dropped by my office today. It seems like everyone is talking about her, and we're all so sad. But Janeen came to me in my dreams two nights ago and was smiling, friendly as ever, and happy. She assured me she was alive and that everything was just fine. Then I woke up the next morning and realized I wouldn't be seeing her again.
Twice when I drove past her driveway the day after she died, something hit the windshield of my car. The second time it hit hard enough to make me wonder if the glass was broken, but it wasn't. I guess I should have dropped by to see her parents and husband, but I was too upset besides having a busy day and feeling like I was sick. I hope her family will forgive me. It isn't like I don't care. This has affected many of us very deeply; I expect we all react in different ways.
Janeen's family includes her parents, Bob and Vicky Schmalzbach, her husband, Kevin Anderson, her sisters Sara and Lisa, and Lisa's husband, Jeff, who used to run the Indian Creek Café.
Now a word about Happy Camp News
and obituaries in general.
I know there are many people who've died in the last few years and haven't been featured here in Happy Camp News. It isn't because I don't care, but more because I don't like to intrude on people when they're grieving. Is that what other newspapers do? I don't know, because I've never written obituaries and don't know how other newspapers come across their information. Though I try to emulate a real newspaper on this website I really don't know much about running one.
I've been planning to install an In Memoriam interactive blog here on Happy Camp News to let people write about the people they love that have passed on. The new section of the site isn't ready yet but I will be announcing it soon. There will also be a new photo gallery available soon that I hope will be accessible to anyone who wants to upload and share photographs of this area and the people who live or have lived here.
Coleman 3-Room 8-Person Tent - 13x13'
Who needs a camper when you've got a Coleman tent? This spacious 3-room tent is perfect for families and sleeps up to 8. Room dividers turn unit into 3 rooms for privacy and organization. Main dome features 2 oversized doors meeting at a right angle, turning this room into a screened-in porch. Smaller sleeping domes attach to the other 2 walls. Ceiling vents provide air circulation throughout entire tent. Rainfly includes coverage of windows and doors. Also features carrying bag, 2 storage pockets, water-repellent thread, webbing and zippers, inverted seams with inside stitching, leakproof welded floor seam, polyurethane-coated fabric, shock-corded fiberglass poles, pole sleeves and frame clips. Sleeps 8. Blue and gray. 27 lbs. No. 9261C133D. Imported. 13'Lx13'Wx72" center height.
Wenger WG31209 Massif II 4-Room Radical Dome Tent
* Measures 18 by 18 by 7.6 feet (W x D x H)
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4-room radical dome tent made of polyester taffeta tent body and rip-stop design. Rainfly features double pass polyurethane coating. Polyethylene rip-stop floor.
Coleman 8185B559 Taos 25 Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag
The Coleman 8185B559 Taos 25-Degree Tall Sleeping Bag is a comfortable three-season mummy-style sleeping bag. At 32-inches by 82-inches, the tall-size Taos fits most body types up to six-feet-two-inches long. With 38 ounces of Hollofil-808 insulation, this moderate-temperature sleeping bag keeps you warm in temperatures down to 25-degrees Fahrenheit. Features include a nylon cover with a nylon liner, and a stuff sack.
All Coleman sleeping bags are designed with ComfortSmart technology to keep you comfortable. The Taos' ComfortSmart features include: ZipPlow which plows fabric away from the zipper to prevent snags, Fiberlock which prevents insulation from shifting and increases durability, Thermlock which reduces heat loss through the zipper thereby keeping you warmer, and Zipper Glide tailoring which allows smooth zipper operation around the corner. This Coleman sleeping bag is designed to provide the most comfortable overnight stay in cold weather.
K-Cliffs Harvest 7000 Cubic Inch Internal Frame Hiking Backpack
* 12"x15.5"x12" Lower compartment or sleeping bag compartment.
* 2 Zippered Side Compartments (9"x 5"x 4").
* Two waist level water bottle holders.
* Thoracic strap between shoulder straps.
* 10"x 10"x 5" Pocket in top cover.
7000 CUBIC INCHES OF PACK SPACE. Dimensions of Main and Lower Compartments - 39"x12"x15.5". The main compartment is top loading with a flap and top compartment that clip down over it. This includes three draw straps in front which allow for expansion. Lower area is accessible by an outside U-Zipper or by the main compartment from the top. Long-Distance padded shoulder and waist straps. Multiple adjustments on shoulder straps and waist straps allow you to choose a good fit for your back. Also - Shoulder straps can be disconnected at the center of the pack and moved up and down for proper adjustment. Total of 6 adjustments of 1.3" each. Air Flow Back pads for the maximum in comfort. Rear Gigantic ZIPPER acts to compress pack loads for greater stability and comfort. Side, Top, Middle and Bottom Compression straps for the most secure loading. Plenty of extra straps, bungee shock cord and loops for ice ax, walking stick, climbing gear or what have you. Already a popular pack in Asia, new to the US. Two Internal Frame Stays and flexible back panel for one of the most stable and comfortable frame and support systems available. All Stitching is folded and rolled for greatest durability (double stitched at critical points all around the pack ). Complete Rain Cover located in pocket on lower compartment. 100% Okbuybuy GUARANTEE.
Night Owl Explorer Pro 5x Night Vision Scope w/I/R Illuminator
Scope things out—even at night—with the powerful, ergonomically-designed Night Owl Explorer Pro 5x Night Vision Scope. Infrared illuminator lets you use for night fishing, nature viewing, search and rescue, or general surveillance. Scope is compact, easy to operate and weather resistant and features a powerful 5x image magnification.
Garmin eTrex Summit GPS with Electronic Compass and Altimeter
The GPS for serious mountaineers and outdoor enthusiast has arrived. With a powerful twelve parallel channel receiver, it provides amazingly accurate bearing information as well as serving as an altimeter and electronic compass. Quickly and easily calculate your rate of climb to satisfy curiosity or help decide whether or not you have enough daylight for the return. Waterproof for marine and recreation use, its compact design allows you to take it with you anywhere and access information via the operating buttons located on both sides of the device. Precision GPS, electronic compass, and altimeter all in one 12 parallel channel receiver Designed for marine and recreational use Waterproof: submergible to 1 m. for 30 min. Compact design.
Bigfoot - DVD
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy
"This is a very good Bigfoot film and well worth your time and money." - Garry Daniel
Canon 10x30 Image Stabilization Binoculars w/Case, Neck Strap & Batteries
Whether you are sitting in the nose-bleeder seats of a stadium or an opera house, with Canon's 10x30 IS binoculars you'll get an outstanding close-up view of the action. The binoculars are designed to fit perfectly in your hands and have a rubber coating for nonslip grip and protection from damage. The focus dial is center-mounted and the image stabilizer controls are easily accessible from either hand. Canon's optical image stabilization technology eliminates shake and reduces curvature of field. The image stabilizer operates with two AA batteries. A BP-B1 battery pack is included. The lenses are coated with Super Spectra multicoating that improves image quality by maximizing contrast and minimizing color smear.
Scenic Byways of Northern California
By Marie Weisbrod
Visit the remote Northern California region from the Siskiyous to the Cascades. Meet the locals, learn the history, enjoy the landscape that includes whitewater rivers, old growth forests, and lava-strewn backcountry.
Wenger WG31210 Davos II 3-Pole Backpack Dome Tent
Lightweight and versatile, this three-pole dome tent from Wenger assembles in seconds thanks to its color-coded ping-and-ring attachment system. The tent's shock-corded fiberglass frame weighs a mere 9 pounds, 10 ounces--light enough for most hiking backpacks. Plus, two-door access and double roof vents, make this model far more versatile than other two- and three-person tents. The tent's sidewalls are made of polyester with a 600mm coating--which resists rain and dew--while the floor is made of durable nylon taffeta. For added convenience, the main circular door is designed to hinge to any side, letting campers find the setup that works best for them.
Other features include a gear/loft organizer, two mesh utility pockets for gear storage, and a flashlight loop. The tent comes with a 600D polyester zippered duffle bag for transport, along with pole and stake bags, and measures 8 by 7 by 4.3 feet (W x D x H).