Janet Lynn (Vanden Bosch) Wilson

  • Born: October 23, 1962
  • Died: January 19, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Janet Lynn (Vanden Bosch) Wilson; loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt; flew into Jesus' arms on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the age of 56, following a sudden illness.

Janet was raised in Kingsville, Texas, where she lived until her family moved to Portland, Texas her junior year of high school. After high school graduation she attended Texas A&M University for three years and finished her bachelor's degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She began her business career at Macy's Department Store. She later worked for Dillard's Department Store in several management positions until her retirement. To those who truly knew her, she was a wonderful mix of sugar and steel.

Janet loved her Aggies and her Astros. She loved traveling with her husband, enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, was a voracious reader and an admirer of classic films. She also loved music and had an angelic soprano singing voice. Her family rests in the knowledge that she is a first soprano with a heavenly chorus, singing alongside her in-laws and other loved ones who have gone before her.

Janet previously battled and won the war over two primary cancers, and was a proud cancer survivor.

Janet is survived by her high school sweetheart husband of 35 years, John Wilson, her parents Fred and Mary Vanden Bosch, and one sibling, Beth Mathis (Dow), two sisters-in-law Peggy Wilson Rabe and Janis Wilson Brock (David), one brother-in law Charlie Wilson (Debbie), nephews and nieces Lane Hillje, Declan Mathis, Cory Brock (Paula), Kirby Brock, Wayne Rabe(Anna), Shyla Rabe (Tony), Mallory Marcontell(Marc), and several great-nephews and great-nieces, as well as two aunts, two uncles, and three cousins. She was preceded in death by her in-laws, Charles and Margaret Wilson, whom she adored. She will be dearly missed by her family members, friends, and colleagues.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00pm, at the Boerne First United Methodist Church, 205 E. James, Street, Boerne, Texas 78006, with a reception to follow.

A private committal will be held for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance at ocrahope.org .


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your lost! May she Rest In Peace I know it will hard to not have her here.

Posted by Nancy Swinney - Houston, TX - Family   January 25, 2019

"a wonderful mix of sugar and steel" will stay with me. I met Janet and John when Janet was finishing up school at UH-CL. (I worked with John.) We all went to opera together for 25 years. And it was never a surprise to run into John and Janet at an Astros game. I'd love to hear about their travels over breakfast. Trips to Santa Fe and the Calgary Olympics or the time they just started driving west for vacation. Janet and John took in Rambo. A cat who found me so I could hand him over to wonderful caretakers. When I'd visit them, I would always marvel at how good Rambo and his coat looked. Rambo was a happy cat with Henry too. It feels off that her energy is not here on Earth, but the impact she has left lingers while she is in heaven. Janet, you will be missed. I'll never forget you.

Posted by Christine Smith - Houston, TX - Friend   January 25, 2019

Janet was truly a Sugar and Steel woman. I could see her spirit of firm resolve and yet she was so quick to compliment and appreciate you. Having known her this short time while helping she and John to sell and move from Richmond, it was easy to know and appreciate her. She will be missed. Kimbra V - Keller Williams Realty Southwest

Posted by Kimbra Valachovic - Richmond, TX - Acquaintance   January 25, 2019


Praying for peace and understanding during this time for you, Beth. Certainly, your sister was a dear soul to all from what is revealed in this writing. Hugs to you, Cynthia

Posted by Cynthia Prater - Boerne, TX - Friend   January 25, 2019

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