JANIT PAIGE
1972 - 2019
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JANIT PAIGE The lights of Las Vegas became a little dimmer April 15, 2019 without star singer Janet Lynn Martinez Andriotis "Turtle" aka Janit Paige (46). Janit was born an entertainer December 20, 1972, in Pueblo, CO. As a young girl she sang in church and enticed friends and family with her songs and dreams of bright lights, big cities. She attended East High School in Pueblo, class of 1989. In search of adventure, in 1991 she joined the band Sister Max and gave herself the persona and stage name "Janit Paige." With them she toured 30 states (including Alaska) for three years singing and dancing in casino showrooms, ski resorts, cruise ships and high energy nightclubs. Her powerhouse vocals and larger than life personality made her an audience favorite on the circuit. Janit was a free spirit. She envisioned her artistic life and boldly set out to create it. Janit moved to Las Vegas in 1994. She was lead vocalist in the band Chyna, impersonated Janet Jackson in the show Divine Divas, and sang with Denita Asberry in "2 Kings - Elvis and Michael Jackson." She sang backup for The Platters, Skip Martin and Kool & the Gang, sang with Gary Anthony's An Afternoon Affair and many musicians and artists in Las Vegas called her friend - always knowing they could call her up to sing a gig with them. Music was her dream life. Singing, dancing, recording. Janit was memorable and always had a creative way of telling a story. She loved to walk into a room and become the life of the party and weave a tale with imagination and spice. Janit also loved animals, especially her fur babies, cat Nikko and dog Jeeter. Janit is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Martinez Montoya; father, Pete Fernando Martinez; sister, Michelle Martinez Cordova; nieces, Danielle Medina, LeAnn Martinez and Yvette Roybal; stepmother, Judy Martinez; stepbrothers, John, Michael and Robert Aguirre; and ex-husband, Takis Andriotis. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tue., May 14, at CrossPointe Church, 405 E Grant Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 5, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Memorial service
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December 20, 2019
Happy Birthday, Love and miss you. Wish you were here to celebrate.
Marc Hartman
Friend
November 15, 2019
Today is my Birthday and I'm celebrating without you. Love and miss you.
Marc Hartman
Friend
May 31, 2019
Me and you in Forest Hills 2009.
Marc Hartman
May 31, 2019
Miss you so much!
Marc Hartman
Friend
May 21, 2019
Remembering our good times she will forever hold a place in my heart a very special friend who had a huge heart!!
Laura Stone
May 15, 2019
Rosalina Marez
Family
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May 15, 2019
Janit & Michelle & Rosalina
Rosalina Marez
Family
May 15, 2019
On her Birthday!!! 12-20-99 Las Vegas
Rosalina Marez
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May 15, 2019
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May 15, 2019
My Sweet Auntie Turtle
Rosalina Marez
Family
May 9, 2019
Her Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of her as gone away
Her journey has just begun
Life holds many facets
The Earth is only one
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
can really pass away
And think of her as living
In the hearts of
those she touched
For nothing loved
Is ever lost
And she was loved so much.
Renee Gomez-Valdez
Family
May 5, 2019
BBQn at Joey "D"s
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Janit in her cute little white dress
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
My FAVORITE pic I've ever taken of Janit~
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Holding my guitars in my studio
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Hugs in my kitchen
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Janit, I'm trying to play here...Kiss, smooch, Kiss
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
SO pretty!
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Janit and Joey Dancing
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Janit and Joey "D" all dressed up
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
BBQ group shot at Joey "D"s
Joey "D" DeAngelo
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May 5, 2019
BBQ at my house
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May 5, 2019
BBQn with smooches
Joey "D" DeAngelo
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May 5, 2019
Jamming in my studio
Joey "D" DeAngelo
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May 5, 2019
BBQn at my house
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
Janit was the life of the party...She attended many of my BBQs and always was the life of the party. I ran sound for her too many times to count over the last couple of decades. We fast became friends and then best friends for years upon years. We shared a lot of our lives together, and I will miss her and her wonderful laughter and smiles and think of her often. Janit rededicated her life to the Lord over my house with my Pastors, so I know I will see her again in heaven. We never left each other without and kiss, hug, and an I love you. SO here is our final Kiss, Hug, and I Love You. Rest easy Janit, until we meet again.
Joey "D" DeAngelo
Friend
May 5, 2019
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