Janet Horton (Ostmark), the most caring mother, wife, daughter, Nana, sister, aunt, and niece of Apex, N.C. died November 19, 2019 at the age of 56.
Janet is survived by her parents, Jack and Carol Ostmark of New Paltz, N.Y; husband, Dave; three children, Sarah Chamblin and her husband Josh of Tallahassee, FL; Shannon Horton and Tyler Horton of Raleigh, N.C; sister, Nancy Nelson of Modena, N.Y. ; nieces Katie Nelson Bastien of Walden, N.Y. and Kristen Nelson of Modena, N.Y. and her pride and joy grandson, Decker James Chamblin.
Janet was born November 8, 1963 in Queens, N.Y. She grew up in New Paltz, N.Y. and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She moved to N.C. as a nanny shortly after graduating and soon met her husband, Dave. The two were wed June 27, 1992. July 30, 1993, April 2, 1995 and January 21, 1997 were the greatest days of their lives when Sarah, Shannon, and Tyler were born respectively.
Janet became a stay-at-home mom in 1995 and was fortunate to work from home for many years. She enjoyed exploring the mountains, volunteering with local animal rescues, blueberry and strawberry picking in the warm weather, visiting her hometown, nannying, Christmas, and tending to her “Lolas” (chickens). She was optimistic in her prognosis and treatments, even as her disease progressed. In her last months, she talked to God often and loved to report their reassuring conversations to anyone that would listen. We miss her dearly and look forward to seeing her again.
A memorial service and reception was held in Apex, N.C. An additional service will take place in New Paltz, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your local animal rescue.