Janet Foster Christy, age 89 of Huntsville, Alabama passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2022 after a long and beautiful life.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Christy. She is survived by her son, Foster Christy and wife Laura of Columbia, South Carolina, grand daughters Ann-Marie Settelen and husband Tyler, and great grandsons Titus and Jensen, and Laura Ellen Albison (Lolly) and husband Austin of Dallas, Texas, son Mark Christy and wife DeLisa of Huntsville and grandsons Daniel Christy of Huntsville, Matthew Leahey of Destin, Florida and granddaughter, Melissa Leahey-Simone and husband Matthew of Torrance, California.
If you knew Janet you knew her for her sweet, caring spirit that never met a stranger and always seemed to find the best in every one she encountered.
Janet was born on February 25, 1933 to Guy and Madge Foster in Birmingham, Alabama. She and Jim both attended Woodlawn High School and were married a few years after Jim completed his enlistment in the Air Force. They moved from Birmingham to Huntsville in the mid 50s and began raising their two sons there. She was a mother, homemaker and flower show judge while Jim began his 34 year career with NASA. She later worked for several Huntsville physicians heading the billing and insurance activities in their practices. After both her and Jim retired they spent much of their time fishing, hiking and visiting the Smokie Mountain area each fall. They moved from their home of 40 years in 2013 into assisted living and began a new chapter of their lives together there.