Jane Ellen Schlittler died on October 31, 2023 in Eugene, Oregon.
Jane was born January 30, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Harlan and Barbara Brown. She attended Lake Oswego High School and graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in nursing.
Jane and Norman met at a USO dance in Portland, Oregon and were married in 1957. Jane, Norman, and their children moved to Ft. Richardson, Alaska in 1969 and the family remained in Anchorage after Norman’s retirement from the US Army in 1973. Jane earned a Master’s degree in Public Health and worked as a nurse for the Anchorage School District until her retirement.
Jane and Norman were long-time members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church and devoted volunteers for PFLAG Anchorage where they supported innumerable LGBTQ+ youth and their families and friends. Jane served as president of the board of directors for PFLAG Anchorage in its early years. A lifelong music lover, Jane sang for many years with the Anchorage Concert Chorus and with the Immanuel church choir.
Norman died on their 64th anniversary in 2021. Jane moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2022.
Jane was preceded in death by Norman, her parents, and her sister, Virginia Livingston. She is survived by her children, Ronald Schlittler, Lynda Bell, and Patti TenBrook (Warren), grandchildren, Marina Bell, David Giwa (Omotoyosi), and Sean TenBrook, and her niece Dana Ruth Wilson.
A memorial service, celebration of life and interment at Ft. Richardson National Cemetery will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to PFLAG Anchorage (PO Box 210874, Anchorage, AK 99521-0874).