01/31/1943 - 07/01/2022

Janet Sue Miranda, 79, passed away peacefully on July 1st, 2022 in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born to Tom and Doris (Neibert) McIntosh in Frankfort, Indiana. After her father returned from World War II, and the birth of her brother, the family moved to Arizona. Janet’s life was filled with friends, school, and roller skating, and later working with her husband Leonard Miranda at their flower shop and later at Arizona State University, taking flowers to race nights at Manzanita Speedway, sewing dance costumes, and spending precious time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Janet is survived by her daughters Christy (Chris) Johnston and Lisa (Jim) Hart, and their families including Janet’s four grandchildren Greg (Jolie) Johnston and Andrew (Andrea) Johnston, and Hailey Hart and Jason Hart, and her six great-grandchildren Gideon and Kaydie Hoeffer, and Ethan, Tegan, Rivers, and Sage Johnston.

“A mother’s (and grandmother’s) hug lasts long after she lets go.”

Janet was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Larry, and her parents whom she is once again walking with hand-and-hand. The family will miss her greatly but are so thankful for the many years spent with her. We love you.

The family will conduct a small, private interment ceremony.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley [https://www.hov.org] or Alzheimer’s Association [https://www.alz.org/dsw].


  • Barbara Brockman Leos

    I have so many fond memories of your mother, they were good friends to my parents. Loved the Mexican food on Christmas Eve. Sending prayers & love to all her family.

  • Lisa McIntosh Smith

    Thinking of you all as you celebrate Janet’s life and recall your precious memories with her. Peace and love to each of you… xo.

  • 🌹 Austin Rose

    What a beautiful obituary you had for your mother Christy and Lisa. ♥️

  • Luis & Marty Miranda

    Hi, Christy and Lisa. We are so sorry to learn of Janet’s death! Our hearts go out to you and to your families.
    I made the mistake of thinking of her often, but not letting her know via mail or a phone call.
    Janet was truly a special person—always smiling and making one feel like a long-lost friend. She loved her husband and was a good example for me of a treasured wife. She was so patient and loyal, and laughed a lot—never taking herself too seriously.
    She truly cared about the younger generation—the kids—be it her own grandchildren or other children.
    It’ll be wonderful to see her again in the resurrection!! (Acts 24:15) Big hugs!!

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