Viewing and visitation for Janie Gaytan, 86 of Lubbock, will begin 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. the same evening. Funeral Mass will begin 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Martin Pina officiating. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery. All arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home and Chapel.
On the evening of October 5, 2023, Janie Gaytan went to be with the Lord. She was born on March 30, 1937, in Fredericksburg, Texas to the late Ramon and Eloisa Sanchez. Later in life on January 4, 1955, she went on to marry Fred Gaytan in Lubbock cherishing sixty years of a loving marriage, before he preceded her in death on September 2, 2015.
Janie dedicated her career to working as a presser at a local dry cleaner. With dedication and a strong work ethic, she took pride in her work.
When Janie wasn't busy working, she found joy in various hobbies and interests. She loved the thrill of going to casino and trying her luck with Lottery tickets. Playing bingo was another pastime that brought her excitement and happiness. Additionally, Janie was an avid football fan, always cheering passionately for her favorite team, The Dallas Cowboys. However, above all else, spending time with her beloved family held the most significance in Janie's life. Her family will always remember how she was a devout woman who found solace in prayer. Her unwavering faith led her to pray day and night for the well-being of her family and those in need.
Those left to cherish her memory are seven sons John (Livian), Elias, Chris (Cecilia), Ernest (Gloria) Daniel (Veronica), Jerry (Stefanie), and Larry (April); daughters Cynthia, LeeAnna, and DeeAnna Jimenez; a sister Lily Aguirre; twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren all from Lubbock.
Janie was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband; sons Billy and Gilbert Gaytan; five brothers and one sister.