Janet Manuela Kroskey, 75, of Port Haywood, Va., passed on Monday, May 1, 2023.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University.
Janet then went on to marry her husband John in Switzerland while living in Germany. She served in the armed forces in Germany, South Korea, and Fort Eustis here in Virginia. After completing four years enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, she served 18 years in the U.S. Army as an officer, retiring with the rank of Major. She spent 15 years in civil service in the Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis. Cooking, gardening, beekeeping, reading mystery novels, and feeding hummingbirds were all things Janet loved to do.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Lawton Priest of Port Haywood; her son, Daniel Priest of Charlottesville; her daughter, Carrie Bowers (Jason) of Newport News, and her dogs “Xena” and “Belle.”
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Middlesex Shooting Sports Club, 1860 Twiggs Ferry Road, Hartfield, Va. 23071. Burial services with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society at www.gmhumanesociety.org/donate.html.
Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family.