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Jane Audrey Wright

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From page A4 | March 16, 2014 |

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June 18, 1932 — March 9, 2014

Jane Audrey Wright of Menlo Park died peacefully, surrounded by her husband and children, on March 9, 2014, in Davis, where she and her husband had resided since 2009.

Jane was born Jane Audrey Perkins on June 18, 1932 in Philadelphia. She graduated from John Bartram High School in 1950 and attended West Chester State Teachers College known today as West Chester State College.

In 1952, while finishing her multiple-subject teaching credential, she worked as a waitress at a local Horn and Hardart’s. There she met one of the regulars, a Baptist minister, who would become her husband after a two-year courtship. She was married to the Rev. James Bryant Wright on Nov. 5, 1955, at the Church of the Holy Messiah in Philadelphia. They were married 58 years.

After their wedding, they honeymooned in Quebec before making the 3,000-mile drive cross-country to California. Jane loyally worked for the San Mateo-Foster City School District as a first grade teacher at Albion Horrall Elementary School in Room 2 for 40 years. At Horrall, she became a revered teacher – pioneering groundbreaking teaching techniques and strategies as well as training and inspiring future teachers through her work with San Francisco State University. At the core of her teaching was a great love for her students and a genuine dedication to their education.

Her love of teaching continued on Sunday mornings at San Carlos First Baptist where her husband pastored for 27 years and where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served as a deacon. She served on the board of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries of the West for most of that time. Her heart for service was an inspiration to all.

Jane also enjoyed masters swimming at Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club with her husband Bryant as well as participating in open water events in the Bay Area.

It was Jane’s unwavering commitment to grace, joy, and love that made her the kind of teacher students and parents would fight over but, to her children, she was simply the greatest mom a kid could ever ask for and a life partner her husband adored and misses greatly.

Jane is survived by her husband Bryant; children Jamey Wright and wife Nancy of Davis, Meg and husband Andy Knight of Bend, Ore., and Doug Wright and wife Lori of Davis; grandchildren Michael, Hailey and Cameron Wright, Ben and Becky Knight, and Malaya and Luke Wright; her sister’s daughter Gail and husband Dick Irons of Mount Joy, Pa.; and their children, son Josh (wife Dana Irons with grandson Harrison), and daughter Heidi (husband Greg LoPiccolo). Jane is also survived by extended family throughout Northern California, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Margaret Perkins, her sister June Crowers, her brother-in-law Ken Crowers, her brother-in-law Wayne Wright, and her sister-in-law Glenna Wright.

A memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the First Baptist Church of San Carlos in San Carlos. Immediately following the service will be a reception in the adjacent Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp, the Yolo Hospice at yolohospice.org/support-us/make-a-donation/, or the Albion Horrall Elementary PTA in Jane’s memory.

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