August 31, 1949 ~ February 8, 2020

Born in: Cody, Wyoming
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and friend, Janis Darlene Haeberle, passed away on February 8, 2020 at the age of 70. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Janis was born on August 31, 1949 to William and Florence Reed, in Cody, Wyoming. She was the youngest of four children and only daughter. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Cody High School. She continued her schooling at the University Of Wyoming. There she met the love of her life, Steve Haeberle and married him in June of 1969. They went off to start their life as young entrepreneurs and opened the Cowboy Café in Wheatland, Wyoming. This was the best donut shop in town, and there they learnd the hard life of small business owners and all of the early 4 am mornings.  They sold that business for a profit and moved on to help Steve’s family’s real estate business. There Janis learned how to fix and flip houses and make them feel like homes. They brought a bubbly baby boy into their world , and gave him a great name, Quincy. Later they moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and there they added another child to their family and named her Crystal. It was the best of both worlds because now they had a son and a daughter. Soon after they moved their family to the big city of Denver, Colorado. There they raised their kids and Janis went back to school to finish her accounting degree. She soon landed a great job at Life Partners Group and climbed the ladders in corporate America. Moving on she worked for various accounting firms and ended her career at Brown Brothers Harriman. She worked for them for 22 years. As a hard working mother of two she also faced many health challenges throughout her life including a heart valve replacement and battled two kinds of cancers.

Janis enjoyed the simple things in life, like rock hunting and picking wildflowers, gardening, and baking. She was a crafty soul that could turn someone’s junk into a treasure. She worked on her home to make it her own. She would pour through magazines for inspiration, so she could put her touch on her bargain finds that she found at the local shops. She love spending time with her friends and family and hosted many parties and gatherings. She never wanted to be the center of attention, but loved to work her magic in the kitchen and try new recipes that everyone enjoyed. She had a special place in her heart for her animals, she specially loved cuddling with her cats on a cold winter’s day. Her bff dog, Cinnamon stayed by her side always. The joy of her life was when she welcomed her grandson, Leo into her heart, they shared a special bond and she had the best back rubs and they read funniest books together. Janis loved watching Leo’s football games, band concerts and school musicals, she also love dancing with him in the kitchen. Her other joy in her life is when she got to spend time with Talayna her granddaughter, she really enjoyed going to see her dance performances and her lacrosse games. She loved Talayna’s beautiful smile. Janis taught both of her kids the value of hard work and encouraged them to never give up when life gets you down. A quote she stood by was “When we recognize that nothing has to go right for us to be happy, and that people do not have to behave for us to love them, our walk home can become surprisingly simple.” One of her biggest passions was working in her yard, she had flowers in every corner.  Every year she would add a few perennials to the collection, she would plant for a couple of days, she had about 20 planter and pots around her yard, she would fill them with a wide variety of plants and a wonderful range of colors. This brought much joy to her and was a way that she used to destress from the  busy world. She loved working in her yard and called it her own piece of paradise.

Janis leaves behind her two children, Quincy and Crystal, her two grandchildren, Leo and Talayna, her three brothers, Billy, Larry, and Joe, two amazing sister-in-laws, many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins and all of her loving friends. Janis has a few people waiting for her in heaven: her parents William and Florence Reed, husband Steve, mother-in-law, Zoe and sister-in-law, Norma.

Services are planned at the Horan & McConaty Centennial Family Chapel located at 5303 East County Line Road on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 with a viewing at 1:30, services at 2:30 with a reception to follow at the County Line Reception Center. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.


Visitation: February 12, 2020 1:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Memorial Service: February 12, 2020 2:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Room: Chapel

Reception: February 12, 2020 3:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Room: Reception Hall

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  1. I had the privilege working with Jan at OppenheimerFunds. Jan was my mentor for a period of time in the Financial Reporting Team. She was a great mentor and always made time in her busy day to help with my questions. Jan was usually the first person in the office and the last to leave. Her dedication to her work was paramount. Sometimes in life you encounter people who have a long lasting effect on your life. Jan was definitely one whom I’ll never forget.

  2. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I worked with Jan for several years and enjoyed her kind heart and giving spirit. She always had wisdom to share. Such a lovely lady and a genuine person. She will be missed. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Jan was the best neighbor that anyone could ask for. She was always happy to help out whenever we needed her in a pinch. She will be missed dearly. God needed her in heaven to tend to his garden which will be more beautiful than ever. Rest peacefully Jan.
    We love you.

  4. What a Great neighbor! Our chats were about flowers, pesky weeds & the love of our beautiful families. We will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with her family and loved ones.

  5. I had the privilege of hiring Jan at OppenheimerFunds in the late 90s. She was an awesome employee with an outstanding work ethic. We reconnected again at BBH and enjoyed daily walks and conversation. She always had wonderful stories about her family. I will miss her friendship and and her beautiful smile. I cherish the special times we spent together. The joy Jan brought our lives will not be forgotten. You are in my prayers. With my deepest sympathy.

  6. To all the Reed family members and Haeberle family members, we send our sympathy and love in the loss of a dear woman, a sweet cousin, a talented lady and well loved by family.
    May God grant you His comforting peace. I always thought she was such a pretty cousin.

  7. Our prayers to your family at this time of sorrow. Janis and I spent many hours playing in the potatoe cellars in Cody when we were young. So many great memories. God rest your soul dear Cousin until we meet again.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. Thinking of my dear cousins in the loss of your loved one. Joe and Kathy I remember your sweet daughter as the cutest little girl when we were all neighbors growing up together on Lower Sage in Cody. I send my heartfelt sympathy.
    Praying for the Lords Peace and Comfort.
    Love and prayers,
    Cousin Alice

  9. I was heartbroken to hear this news. I worked with Jan for many, many years at OFI / BBH. What a wonderful woman. Sweet. Compassionate. And strong – never afraid to call me out. My prayers are with you all.

  10. Aunt Janis was my absolute favorite! I have many fond memories doing crafts and watching her create delicious dishes in the kitchen for our family feasts. She always had a craft project going and I fondly remember her helping my brother and I make a table cloth for my mom. I remember I messed up my part and she showed me how to turn my mistake into something creative. She was so caring and compassionate and was there to comfort me the night my mom passed away. I will always cherish our conversation this last Christmas while we watched Leo and Ella play in the pool. She was a beautiful woman and I know she will carry on all her love and beauty in Heaven. All my love to Crystal & Quincy and the rest of the family. ❤️

  11. Im glad I got the opportunity of knowing and sharing a tiny bit of life with such as good person, Janis will definitely be missed. May the family unite in love and understanding thru these difficult times.

  12. To Crystal, Quincy, family, and friends;
    It is with my deepest sympathies in your loss of Aunt Jani. In thinking of her, I too remember her love for crafting and generally had a project in the works, such as remodeling her house of late. She enjoyed looking beautiful and was always helpful to others. Perhaps she took the farm with her at least a little bit in that she had a real green thumb and liked gardening. I will always have a smile on my face when I think of Aunt Jani. May her memories live long through her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days. Know that God’s love for you is amongst you. She is with our Lord now and surrounded by love and peace.
    Chris Anderson

  13. I met Jan over 20 years ago. We became instant friends. Over those years we spent many an hour at the office. Sometimes when we left the office, we’d sit in the parking just talking about everything under the sun, along with updates on our families. Crystal would call and say Mom where are you? Jan would say, just sitting in the parking lot talking with Priscilla. Several times the security guards would stop by to make sure everything was okay.
    We spent many hours going to craft shows, window shopping and hitting throw away shops, as Jan called them (ARC, Goodwill & other 2nd hand stores). Many hours were spent just chit-chatting about everything and anything under the sun; going though magazines and seeing how you can make things out of nothing or just looking at some of the latest flowers that were available.
    Every summer when I was at Jan’s, she would show me through her sanctuary, her beautiful yard. She would show me all of the new flowers that she had planted as well as how all of her old flowers were getting more beautiful every year as they matured. She especially loved her Daylilies.
    We played the lottery games and shared our winners. A dollar here, a dollar there. We definitely lost more than we won. She called me so excited about a month ago and said we had to go to the Lottery office and pick up our winnings. Not a lot, but we won.
    While she was going through her treatment’s she stayed positive even when she felt horrible. I will miss you tremendously my friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Crystal and Quincy and all of the family.

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