Memorial Mass for Stuntwoman to Be Held Today

A memorial funeral mass here is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today for Janet Wilder, the 29-year-old stuntwoman killed in a freak boating accident this week during filming near Naples, Fla.

Private services were held Friday for the Woodland Hills resident, who died Tuesday near the end of location filming for "Gone Fishin'," a comedy for Disney's Hollywood Pictures. A boat that hurtled off a ramp upside-down slammed into two other boats near a crowd along Big Cypress Swamp in the Florida Everglades, killing the former model instantly and injuring her husband, Scott Wilder, 33, a stuntman, and his father, Glenn Wilder, 62, a veteran stunt coordinator.

Today's Mass, to be held at St. Mel's Catholic Church at 20870 Ventura Blvd., is open to the public.

In addition to her husband, Janet Wilder is survived by her parents, Edward and Sara Peters of San Jose, Costa Rica; a brother, Mickey Peters, and sister, Elizabeth Hoeft, both of Houston; maternal grandparents Samuel and Cecilia Montalto of Visalia, Calif.; and a paternal grandmother, Anne Peters, of Abbottsford, British Colombia.

The family has asked for donations to St. Mel's Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.

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