Janet Luann McNellis-King

Born in Denver, CO on March 29, 1957

Departed on June 23, 2018 and resided in Lakewood, CO

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Janet Snider McNellis-King (61), of Lakewood, CO gracefully went home to the Lord on June 23rd, 2018. She was born in Denver on March 29th, 1957, to Donald and Lois Snider of Denver and the younger sister to Dona (Zimmerman) and Joan (Joiner).

Jan was a member of the first graduating class from Columbine High School, and attended the University of Northern Colorado where she met and married Daniel McNellis. They had two children, Christian and Corey, and resided for many years in Parker, CO. Jan was very involved with youth wrestling, Ponderosa High School, and raising her boys and their friends.

Janet married Rex King on October 26, 2002, and enjoyed a loving marriage which included strong faith, adventures, and grandchildren and members of Grace Fellowship of Lakewood. She also was happy to gain two step-children, Jared King and Cally King (Newman).

Jan was well known for her kind, loving heart. Those that knew her, knew a radiance and grace that came from the Spirit within her. She had the true heart of a servant. She enjoyed raising and riding horses, loved animals, and had a heart for strays. She was a talented artist, and enjoyed creating artwork with her grandchildren.

She is survived by Rex King (Husband), Christian and Melissa McNellis, Corey and Tanya McNellis, Jared and Natalia King, Cally and Gregory Newman, Lois Jones Snider (Mother), Dona Zimmerman and Joan Joiner (sisters), seven grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Matthew 25:40

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 10:00AM:
Grace Fellowship of Lakewood
9210 W 2nd Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks for donations in Jan’s name to the The Donor Alliance at www.donoralliance.org/donations/contribute

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lynn Lauterbach :

    I have such special memories of our times spent together as we raised our families. A beautiful soul.

  2. Sarah ( Colbeth) Buckley :

    Aunt Jan was such a beautiful woman in countless ways. In my mind she was one who relentlessly bore the fruit of God’s spirit. I will miss her kind heart and thoughtfulness.
    I’ll remember how she always had an open door to her home and chose to speak kindly of others. There are many special memories of her throughout my life. She will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Rex, Chris, Corey and their families.

  3. Mary McNellis :

    It is a rare privilege that one meets someone like Jan, who was as beautiful inside as out. She was the kind of person that gave Christians a good name. Jan was a true Christian in thought, word and deed; kind, generous to a fault, non-judgmental and forgiving, not a mean-spirited bone in her body. She truly walked in Christ’s path, daily asked herself “What would Jesus do?” and then did it. She served as a role model to me, made me want to be a better person. Like many, I will dearly miss her, but am grateful I had her in my life as long as I did. It is a consolation she is finally at peace with her Lord. I send my deepest condolences to Rex, her sons and grandchildren for their loss.

  4. Sacramenta Landrum :

    My deepest condolences to the king family and friends for the loss of your loved one Janet. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on the brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.


    Dear Rex, Chris and Corey~
    I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you with a wish that you may have some semblance of peace as you travel through this difficult time adjusting to life without Jan. She loved you all dearly and will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Blessings to all her family and friends as she is remembered fondly. This photo of her and her beloved horse is perfect. May your memories sustain you as you move forward.

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