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Janet Northcott

October 12, 1941 — November 26, 2020

Mom, Grandma, GG, Aunt Janet, Janet Northcott  passed away peacefully at home with family at the age of 79 years.

Born in Portsmouth VA Naval hospital in 1941 and raised during WW2 with her beloved father George Oberg in the Navy,  she and her mother, Jewell Oberg, followed wherever he was shipped. She had happy memories of San Diego CA and  Kingsville TX and attended 12 different schools before attending college in Kansas City MS., where she met a man with a great smile, Harold Seale. Early years of marriage included living on Air Force bases or with family during the assassination of JFK, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War and tour of duty in the Philippines before settling in Texas.

Mom was wonderfully devoted to her 4 children Michelle Issa, Buddy Seale, Annette Taylor and Scott Seale.

She was a loving Grandmother to Anessa (Robert) Bazouzi , Andy (Nazila) and Adam Issa, Bobby (RIP), Seth, Memory and Brianna Seale and Nathan (Stephanie) and Christopher Stark, Brandy (Josh) Mertens and Logan Seale. GG to Aiden and Dylan, Jayden, Destiny and Noah and an Aunt to Blair and Reid Watler. Sister to George Oberg and Julie Watler.

Our mother was busy, raising children, trying to make ends meet and eventually going back to work. She was an avid reader and loved to play cards and Scrabble with whoever she could corner!

She worked at various jobs, including a Plant nursery, school cafeteria and Walmart, before knee surgery forced her into retirement.

In her retirement, she was active,  assisting her husband Tommy Northcott with his business and helping to raise her grandson Logan.

Mom was proud of her cabin in New Mexico, always wishing she could spend more time there! She loved to travel and she and Tommy were able to spend time roaming National Parks before illness took him in 2009.

Mom was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. Always looking for acceptance and love, at times dealing with depression and missed having her family close to her through her later years. She was thankful for family visits and trips to the cabin. Her favorite saying would be “Take one day at a time.... You can’t take two!”

We will miss her every day.
Special thanks to our wonderful sister Annette Taylor, who provided invaluable care to Mom in the past year.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Tommy and grandson Bobby.

A private family memorial will be held at Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo TX.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel

4100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79110

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