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Jane Owens

Jane Eleanor (Ross) Owens

Monday, November 16th, 1931 - Friday, January 8th, 2021
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Jane Eleanor (Ross) Owens passed away peacefully at the Central Vermont Medical Center on January 8, 2021. She was 89 years old, although if asked, she would have told you she was 27 years old, as she had been claiming for the last 62 years.

Jane Eleanor Ross was born on November 16, 1931 in Troy, NY to William Ross and Edith Belle (Gould) Ross. She was married in 1958 to John Robert Owens, who pre-deceased her in 1997.

She attended the Mary Warren School, and graduated in 1949 from Troy High School. She then attended Troy Business School, where she received training and qualification as a secretary/stenographer. After graduation she worked as a legal secretary. In 1966, her husband was transferred to Dutchess County, NY, and she spent the rest of her career working for Dutchess County as a secretary/stenographer, first at the Probation Department, and later at the Dutchess County Jail and Sheriff's Office.

In East Fishkill, NY, Jane was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection for three decades. During the 1980's and 1990's, she worked the polls as a volunteer registrar and volunteered at the East Fishkill Library. She was an avid seamstress, having made her own wedding dress, and she adored making frilly dresses for her daughter and granddaughters when they were little.

In her later years, she went to live in Calais, VT with her son Stephen Owens and daughter-in-law Carol Beatty.

Jane was well-known for her love of hotdogs and Wayside Inn onion rings, as well as her mischievous sense of humor and her sardonic one-liners, such as, “A woman’s place is in the home, and she should go there directly after work”; “Don’t pick a lemon from the Tree of Love” or “The best things in life are free, or at LEAST 75% off the lowest ticketed price."

Jane is survived by her family: Stephen Owens and his wife Carol Beatty of Calais, VT and their children : Elisabeth Beatty; Benjamin Beatty-Owens, his wife Philippa and their two children, Evelyn and Fiona.
Geoffrey Owens and his wife Jodi Bradbury Owens and their daughter Audrey of Dayton, OH.
Cynthia Owens and her husband Marc Goetmaekers and their son Ian of Antwerp, Belgium.

The family wishes to thank Laura Atkinson for the loving care she took of Jane for the last four years.

Jane will be interred in Waterford Rural Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York.
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Remy Goetmakers

Posted at 10:25am
We denken met genoegen terug aan juli 2009 toen we 3 weken in Amerika op verlof waren samen met Cynthia, Marc en Ian .
We hebben toen veel uitstappen gedaan ook samen met Jane en wij herinneren ons haar als een aangenaam en goedlachse persoon.
We zijn toen ook een paar dagen in Vermont verbleven bij de familie van Steven en zijn daar hartelijk ontvangen , langs deze weg willen wij hen nogmaals bedanken voor die fantastische tijd.
We wensen de familie nog veel sterkte bij het verlies van hun geliefde moeder .

We happily think back to July 2009 when we were on leave in America for 3 weeks with Cynthia, Marc and Ian.
We did a lot of trips then also with Jane and we remember her as a pleasant and cheerful person.
We also stayed in Vermont for a few days with Steven's family and received a warm welcome, we would like to thank them again for that fantastic time.
We wish the family a lot of strength in the loss of their beloved mother.

Remy & Hilde
Goetmakers- Van Den Bosch
Hoogmolenlaan 19
2550 Kontich

Vicky De Groote

Posted at 04:12am

Waar je ook bent, ‘k zou ‘t niet weten.
Niet in afstand of tijd te meten.
Maar ik heb je bij me,
diep in mij,
Daarom ben je zo dichtbij.

– Toon Hermans –

Veel sterke en onze innige deelneming bij jullie verlies. Patrick, Vicky en Nicolas

Ivo Michelet

Posted at 02:00am

Onze oprechte deelneming en veel sterkte.
Ivo en Sandy Michelet-Van Barel, Milan en Amélie.

Tina Van Dessel

Posted at 11:39am
Onze oprechte deelneming bij het overlijden van jullie geliefde moeder.
Heel veel sterkte en goede moed in deze droevige tijd.
Veel liefs.
Paul en Jeannine Van Dessel - Goetmaekers
Bart, Tina, Sam en Lies Verschooren - Van Dessel

M Joly

Posted at 06:39pm
There’s magic in a mother’s touch and sunshine in her smile. She did everything to make your lives worthwhile. You could find both hope and courage just by looking in her eyes. She was a strong lady. Her humor was a source of joy. There was kindness and compassion to be found in her embrace and you could see the light of heaven shining from your mother’s face.
She’s with you every day.
Our sincerest condolences,
Family Van Broeck – Joly

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