1978 - July 17, 2008
God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
And saw you fall away.
Although we couldn't bear to lose you,
We could not ask you to stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hardworking hands laid to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
That He only takes the best.
Janell (Schenck) Wade of Vista, Calif., was born Aug. 29, 1978, in Las Vegas, N.M. Janell, a Moffat County High School graduate, was the daughter of Jeffrey V. Schenck and Debbie Taylor. She spent her childhood in Las Vegas and Craig.
Janell married David Wade and moved to Vista, Calif. She later married Cory Melis on May 3, 2008, in Craig. She worked as a data systems analyst. Her hobbies were math, computers, games, movies and crocheting.
Janell was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2007. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments and, finally, a bone marrow transplant.
She died July 17, 2008, in Duarte, Calif.
Radiation treatments deteriorated her lungs and caused her death. She was loved by many and will be missed.
She is survived by her husband, Cory Melis, brothers Joaquin and Jeszi Ortiz, and her mother, Debbie Taylor.
Funeral services were held for viewing July 23 in Covina, Calif. Her remains were cremated.