Jane Paisley Jones was born January 6, 1949, to James and Caroline Jones, in Evanston, Illinois.
Jane graduated from the National College of Education in Evanston in 1971. She then moved to San Jose where she was a librarian for 2 years. Combining her life wish of seeing Asia and the shortage of teaching jobs in the states, Jane started teaching English at a school in Macau, China. After a few years she moved back to the states and settled in Kalama, Washington. Having worked in a laboratory while she was in school, she decided to go back to school to get her medical technologist degree with a specialty in blood banking. Her first job as a med tech was at Monticello Hospital in Longview, Washington. There she met Larry White, and they married on October 31, 1980 in Reno, Nevada. Two short years later they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Tamara Joy White. In 1986, they decided to move to Bellingham. Jane has said that the drive into Bellingham was the reason she chose the job at St. Lukes, because it was just too beautiful to pass up living there. Jane was the blood bank supervisor at St Lukes and then St Josephs for 27 years, training and supervising over a multitude of technologists.
Jane was a world traveler, avid supporter of the Mt Baker Theater, lover of books, movies and science fiction.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband Larry White, and her parents James and Caroline. She is survived by her daughter Tamara (White) Nelson; sister Carole (Jones) Coman; step-son Larry White Jr.; niece Cassandra Wanden, and remembered and loved by so many others.
Farewell Tribute Information
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Moles Farewell Tributes in Bellingham.