Thursday, April 14, 2005

Obituary: Jane Roberts

BELLINGHAM, WASH. - Jane Roberts of Bellingham, Wash, died on Feb. 10, 2005. She was born in Randolph on Nov. 30, 1930, to Tom and Sophora (Evans) Roberts. She received her BA from Carroll College in Waukesha, and her Masters and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For many years Jane taught home economics at Madison's Central High. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta, published learning kits for clothing classes, wrote chapters for clothing textbooks, and was a professor of family and consumer sciences at Western Washington University. She enjoyed her cottage on Lummi Island near Bellingham. Jane is survived by her sister, Dorothy Rentschler; and her nieces, Kim Rentschler and Christy Buchanan, all of San Diego, Calif. Graveside services were held at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham on March 7, 2005.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 14, 2005