In Memoriam: Janis Carroll (April 30, 1950 – Dec. 15, 2021)

December 2021 Posted in Obituary

Janis Carroll unexpectedly suffered a massive stroke on Dec. 15, 2021. Both her sons were by her side as she transitioned peacefully.

Born to Harold and Montene Thompson in Vallejo, California in 1950, Janis married Roy Rogers and later Charles Klawitter. 

She raised two boys in Napa, California while running “The Hollow Reed” gift store and then her payroll business. After moving to Silverton, Oregon she opened “Reliable Bookkeeping” on Oak Street (next to the movie theater) and was an active community member, helping organize the first Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival and volunteering for local efforts such as the food bank. She was proud to be featured with her dog Lolli on the Pet Parade mural on First street.

She is survived by her sisters, Margie Gritton (Sublimity) and Amy Tilghman (Arkansas); sons, Sam Rogers (Utah) and John Klawitter (Salem); nieces, Laura Ayers (Albany) and Joan Harmon (Kentucky); stepsisters Claudette Daily and Paulette Carson (Napa), and many friends and family members who will miss her dearly.

The family will hold a private graveside service at Miller Cemetery, arranged by Unger Funeral Chapel. A celebration of Janis’s life is set for April 30, email [email protected] for details. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Silverton Ara Community Aid.


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