Janet Scott Lindblad, 1927-2011
Janet Scott Lindblad passed peacefully June 9, at 11:06 a.m., in Vancouver, Washington.
Janet’s father, George Rowland Scott, worked in the Pearl Harbor Navy yard, having received a senatorial appointment from then-Washington state Senator Warren Magnusson for a job as superintendent.
Janet Scott was a proud member of Honolulu’s Roosevelt High School class of 1945, and kept in frequent contact with many of her classmates. Janet was very proud of her early years working at the Bank of Hawaii where she met several prominent business persons and told stories over a lifetime of thanksgiving dinners and Xmas celebrations about her adventures as a young woman in Honolulu.
Janet was age 14 during the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor and told many stories about the shrapnel hitting her roof top on the family home, the black outs after the attack, and her voyage to the mainland with family members and others from Pearl Harbor’s civilian workers’ force under the escort from the navy, zig-zagging to avoid submarines.
The family stayed with Janet’s mother, Helen Edson Scott and her family in East Jewett, New York until the navy allowed them to return.
Janet loved local Hawaiian culture and set a good example, never judging anyone. She recently sang the birthday song, in Hawaiian to her husband for his 83rd birthday, playing the Martin ukulele given to her by her father George Rowland Scott.
Janet enjoyed Hawaiian music, having memorized many Hawaiian songs by listening to vinyl records during the forties while growing up in Honolulu. Janet sang these Hawaiian songs and danced the hula for many years in and around Vancouver, Washington where she taught Spanish in the local schools, having received her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Portland State University in 1975.
Janet Scott married Waldron Oscar Lindblad, an air force pilot, and lived as a military wife, traveling extensively before settling in the Bay Area of California. Janet received her AA degree from Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz California. Janet enjoyed the Spanish language and was a member of several clubs practicing Spanish during her lifetime. The family relocated to Vancouver, Washington in 1969. Janet’s hard work as a teacher and her added paychecks helped her children graduate from college.
Ann Marie Richmond, James Lindblad, and Cheryl Rene, all graduated from Clark College. Ann later also graduated from Western Washington State University and James graduated from University of Portland.
Janet took special care to assist her son James Waldron Lindblad, who relocated back to Honolulu in 1980, after living in Seattle. Janet enjoyed assisting her son in the usual local business practices & politics in Honolulu.
Janet is survived by her sister, Alyce K. Rome, Punahou class of 1949, her son James Waldron Lindblad, husband Waldron Oscar Lindblad, daughters Ann Marie Richmond, Cheryl Rene Hagelganz, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her.
Remembrances can be sent to her son, James Lindblad at PO Box 4253, Honolulu, Hawaii 96812-4253.