Janie Marie Brady Minardi, age 51, passed away April 18th, 2020, to remain in the Love of her Jesus, her everything.
She was born on December 19th, 1968, in Murray, Utah, to Gordon Brady and Anita Morrow. She attended Bingham, Olympus, and Skyline High schools.
She married Paul “Bup” Minardi on January 20th, 1989. Leaving their individual selves, they became “Bup & Janie” forever! Together they had two beautiful children, Justus and Kylee. They made a wonderful life together in Park City, Utah, where she spent the last 27 years of her life. She worked at many places, her favorite of which were the hospitality jobs where she could interact and brighten the days of everyone she encountered, including her kids as their school lunch lady. In addition to camping with her family, her favorite activities included snuggling and PDA with Bup, being so involved with her kids, walking her dog 3-4 times daily, and fellowshipping with her closest girlfriends and sisters at lunch, bible studies, Creekside, the gym, and work. She absolutely loved the one-on-one times where she could truly get to know you and visit. She made everyone around her feel important and special, listening with her unconditional ear and nonjudgmental heart; a peacemaker always ready to share in others’ burdens. There were no ordinary moments with Janie. Affectionate and kind to all, she was a dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She smiled infectiously with all of her teeth, heart, and soul. She constantly surrounded herself and those around her with an aura of love. She also had her wild side, making funny faces with her tongue sticking out, jumping off balconies onto the couch playing tag, and on the dance floor where she was the cutest boogie machine you’ll ever see. When family game night came around, which she always made sure of, she was every team captain’s first pick. Janie always wanted to be with everyone and have everyone together. She is the glue that holds so many of us together, who is with us now and always will be. For someone that tiny in body, she was enormous in spirit! It’s hard to capture her essence... sometimes subtle… sometimes bold… in just a few words. Our thoughts and memories would fill pages. Thank you so much Janie, Seedlet, Nanie, for your selfless presence, radiance, and sincerity in our lives! We miss and love you and can hardly wait to boogie with you again, with your spirit here on Earth, and for eternity on the dance floors of Heaven.
Janie is survived by her husband Paul “Bup” Minardi, son Justus Minardi, daughter Kylee (Brock and granddaughter Selah) Curry, mother Anita Morrow, siblings: Scott (Sheri) Brady, Kip (Michelle) Street, Brett (Christy) Brady, Crissi (Bruce) Maycock, Jamie (Darryl) Jones, Shaun Brady, Lisa Brady, Stormi Brady, Cindy (Zane) Morris, Destry Brady, Robby (Nicole) Morrow, and all of you, her dear family and friends. Preceded in death by her father Gordon Lynn Brady, step-father Robert Morrow, mother Anna Minardi, and siblings Bridget Brady, Darin Brady, and Ryan Brady.
The viewings will be structured to comply with current social distancing guidelines. A staggered open-casket viewing for friends and family will be held at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary in Cottonwood Heights, UT on Friday, May 1st, 2010, from 3:00-5:00pm, and 6:00-8:00pm. A small staggered open-casket viewing will also be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, from 9:00-11:00am for close family. A Celebration of Life will be held outside on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, from 11:30am-1:00pm at Mountain View Mortuary. All are welcome to attend the celebration. Please be mindful of current guidelines and respectful of others in their social distance practices.
The service will be streamed live via Zoom, instructions can be found on http://www.memorialutah.com/obituary/mountain-view/janie-minardi/.
Celebration of Life
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Oh Janie, I don't know where to start. Thank-you for your encouragement. Thank-you for sharing the Love of Jesus over and over and over again. If you, my friend are reading this, please know Jesus Loves You. Janie would want you to know that, to put your faith and trust in Him. He will hold all your tears in his mighty hand, and send angels to love you. Janie was one of those angels He sent to minister to me and many others and to love on us the way He Loves on us every day. Rest easy Janie, your burden is light, Jesus took it all.