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Janet Kay Boyles

Janet Kay Boyles, 59, passed away Dec. 22, 2006, at Valley View Hospital. She had been an area resident for the past four months. Janet was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Fresno, Calif., to Kenneth and Nora (Lake) Boyles. She grew up in the California foothill town of Jackson. At a young age, she fell in love with books and learning became a lifelong passion. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and continued on there obtaining her Ph.D. in anatomy in 1978. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow and research associate in cell biology for Yale University school of Medicine in 1995. Following her residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., she received her Internal Medicine Board Certification in 1998. Janet stayed in St. Louis, working as a staff physician in occupational medicine for Barnes Jewish Hospital until 2001. Her interest in interplay of health and disease with psychology and spirituality led her to Holistic Medicine Board Certification in 2004. Equal to her passion for learning, was her passion for gardening, and she would create an oasis of nature in each and every home that she lived in. She is survived by brother Bradley Boyles of Las Vegas; sister Julie Fuller of Glenwood Springs; and Kenneth Boyles of Rancho Murietta, Calif.She was preceded in death by her mother. A memorial service will be held in California.The family suggest memorials be sent to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.Farnum Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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