October 7, 1953September 6, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Janet Davidson. Janet is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Jen and Geoff Jenkins, her treasured grandchildren, Logan and Justyce Jenkins, her brothers Ron (Jan) Minearo, and Robert (Lesley) Minearo, sisters Becky (Randy) Venard and Vickie (Frank) Lucido, along with her niece Tamara (Dave) Hollars, and her nephews Peter Minearo, Brice Albert, and Ian Minearo. She is also survived by her two beloved fur-babies Cady and Cooper who brought her joy every day.

Janet was born to parents Vic and Sarah Minearo and was raised in Monterey. After graduating school she soon embarked on a career in banking as a teller. As a single mom with a young daughter, Janet quickly discovered that banking and finance was a career that suited her well, and one that would provide her with career opportunities that would generate the support she desired for herself and her daughter. Indeed, Janet built a successful career in banking and had risen to the position of Western Division Manager before retiring in 2017. Janet received many honors throughout her career and was well recognized as a leader. She was quick to form relationships in business and in her personal life. Janet was adventurous and wasn’t shy about forging ahead through whatever obstacles might present themselves.

Janet’s friends are many and are all across the Nation. She loved to explore, and traveled both domestically and in Europe many times. She met wonderful people on her adventures, and many became lifelong friends and traveled with her repetitively.

An avid motorcyclist, Janet formed a local chapter of Women on Wheels in Sacramento, a women’s biking group that attracted other like-minded women. She enjoyed riding with her friends, both for short weekend rides and long cross country trips. Being on a Motorcycle was a pleasure that Janet had enjoyed since she was first introduced in her early teens when her father, Vic, taught her how to ride a sport bike during many camping trips that were taken as a young family.

Janet was preceded in death by her long-time partner, Chet Arachy, who passed in 2016, and her parents who passed in 2011. Janet will be missed beyond words. Due to COVID, no services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, for those who would like to contribute in memory of Janet, donations to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York City, NY would be appreciated.



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Wendy Jacobs

September 27, 2020

I became friends with Janet several years ago when I took care of her dog Cole. In the past few years we would see each other around El Dorado Hills or at Lifetime Health Club. Whenever we had a opportunity to chat it was always enjoyable. She would show me pics of her puppies and talk about dog training. She was a very sweet lady and I will miss her.

Bridget Stover

September 26, 2020

I am very saddened by the news of Janet's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Janet for many years at U.S. Bank. She had such a strong work ethic and positive attitude. She was admired and respected by everyone.
We shared many fun times together. One of the best memories was going to a Sting concert.

Rest in peace Janet, you will never be forgotten. Sending prayers and condolences to her family. Love, Bridget

Nichole Wisinski

September 24, 2020

I met Janet in the spring of 2019. My mother, my aunt, and I went to California to vacation to see Janet to give us a tour/hang out. From day one Janet was amazing. Janet was inspiring to me as I am love to travel as well. I had hoped to share other travel experiences with Janet in the future. I now know she will be one any adventure to come

Steven Evans

September 22, 2020

My strongest memory of Janet are her smile and very distinctive
laugh. It was infectious. May she rest in peace.

Dianne Yeomans

September 22, 2020

I was heartbroken when I heard the news about Janet. We worked together at BBVA, and she was such a wonderful colleague and friend to so many of us. My prayers are with her family that she loved so much. May she rest in peace.

Diane Mihalko

September 22, 2020

I am in complete shock and disbelief at this news. I actually worked for Janet at BBVA where she hired me in 2016. I respected her and looked to her as a mentor. I have fond memories of attending conferences with her and hearing about her daughter and grandchildren. I was so impressed with her riding and social activities like her Bunco group. She passed much, much too soon but I am glad she was able to enjoy her retirement in these last few years. Rest In Peace, Janet. You were loved by so many, and made a difference in many lives.

Laurie Ahlf

September 22, 2020

Janet was such a dear friend. Getting to know here these past few years was a gift. She was always up for an adventure and was one of my best wine tasting pals for hanging out in the foothills. She was also nearby, so spending an afternoon in the yard or on the porch was something I always looked forward to. I miss her every day.

Amanda Steedley

September 21, 2020

Janet was such a wonderful friend, lady, rider and leader. She will be missed by so many, particularly lady riders in the Sacramento area. She was an inspiration to so many of us. May you ride in peace now, Janet.

Tammy Mathews

September 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to Janet's family and friends. She was a very accomplished, classy, remarkable, one of a kind lady. What an incredible lady that touched so many lives. Hundreds of Sacramento area lady riders have Janet to thank for bringing us together. Those that were lucky enough to know her have had our lives forever enriched because of her. I'm in complete shock to learn of her passing. She will be missed greatly.

Sue Childress

September 20, 2020

Loved our motorcycle adventures, you were an excellent rider and a treasured friend. . Blessings on you next adventure 🙏🏻