- Lasting Memories - Janet Lynn Harkness's memorial

Janet Lynn Harkness
Feb. 28, 1980-Oct. 12, 2023
Dublin, California

Janet Lynn Harkness, born on February 28, 1980, in Atwater, California, passed away on October 12, 2023, in Dublin, California. Janet's memory will forever be cherished by her family and friends. Janet is survived by her mother Kathryn Harkness, father Ashley Harkness, Jr., sister Cynthia Dunnells (Paul), brother Daniel Harkness (Christy) and their children, aunt Sara Topcu (Ali), and cousin John Williams (Audrey) and their children. Janet attended Dublin High School, graduated from California State University Hayward with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and earned a Master of Science degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. Janet's career included serving as a police officer in the East Bay Regional Park Police District in several roles, including patrol officer, detective, and trainer. Later, she joined the Offices of the District Attorney at Martinez and Richmond serving as a Case Preparation Assistant for Contra Costa County. Janet was a Reiki Master and Teacher. She described her life's calling as "energetic work with animals and their companions" as a Reiki practitioner. She enjoyed all sorts of creative activities including resin crafting, cooking, jewelry creation, painting, and sewing. Her "Happy Place" was Disneyland. She was a loving and devoted "cat mom" to her two cats, Sadie and Ollie. She lived her life to its fullest. A memorial service to celebrate Janet's life will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First Street, Pleasanton, California, 94566. A gathering will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by the memorial service at 12:00 PM, with a reception to follow. This will be an opportunity for family, friends, and loved ones to come together, share stories, and honor the beautiful life of Janet Lynn Harkness. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to a charity of your choice in Janet's memory. May Janet's soul find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire and bring comfort to all those who knew and loved her.

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