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Jane Johnson Eck 60

Jane Johnson Eck, age 60, was born April 18, 1953, and taken to our Lord on August 17, 2013.  An Arizona native, she was brought into the world at Phoenix St Joseph’s Hospital.  She graduated from Westwood High School and attended Arizona State University.  Her strong faith in God led to a lifetime of commitment to others and the community where she lived.  Jane managed the largest senior center in Arizona, the Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center, before moving to Globe, where she was the director of the Globe Active Adult Center.  She was so very proud of the difference she could make in people’s lives every day.  The role of the center has expanded, as did her beloved Meal on Wheels campaign. She absolutely loved this community.  It was her home.

Robert W. Eck was a lucky man, and on June 4, 1994, he married Jane at Holy Trinity.  They both had a passion for the outdoors, which eventually led to moving from the valley to the wonderful town of Globe.  Holy Angels Church quickly became her spiritual home, and she dearly loved the church and the beauty and balance it brought to her life.  A great mother to all who would stay still, the best sister a sibling could ever have and a loving daughter to her mother, Jane has left us for a better place, and our hearts are heavy with loss.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth B. Johnson.  Jane is survived by: her husband Robert W. Eck, his parents Robert and Regina Eck, her daughter and husband Julee and Ben Recker, son and wife Dylan and Kelly Eck, her son Ryan Eck, son & wife Chris and Kym Childers, her mother, Ann A. Webb, siblings, Morgan and Mary Johnson, Janice and BR Moore, Denver and Billy Jo Johnson, eight grandchildren, and so many precious friends.

 Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jane J. Eck Memorial Fund Account # 3113375590. 

The family will be applying funds to the Meals on Wheels Program of Globe, Arizona.

           

Memorial Mass:                    

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10 a.m.

                  Holy Angels Church, Globe, Arizona           

Reception:                                 Following services

         Holy Angels Parish Hall, Globe, Arizona

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Funeral arrangements for Jane Eck were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Globe, 237 S. Sutherland St., Globe, AZ 85501.

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19 comments

  1. Jane will be sorely missed. She was a warm, vibrant woman who brought so much to so many.
    Globe-Miami has lost a true champion.

  2. Michelle Harrison

    What a super nice, wonderful person she was. I know that she will be surely missed! Thank you, Jane, for all you have done for our community. Thank you for helping my Girl Scout Troop #1961 earn their Bronze Award. Thank you for helping Cub Scout Pack 777 by letting us have a flag ceremony at the Senior Center. Thank you for all your sweet smiles.

  3. This woman I have never met but know so well in the last couple of days left our world much too soon. It is overwhelmingly obvious that she gave so much strength and hope to those in need. Her passing has truly left a scar on our community. Jane, I hope that you not only can see us from the place that you are in now, but that you will also continue to enrich our lives from a better place.

  4. Ellie and Gary LaChapelle

    Our hearts are aching for Jane’s loved ones and for this community which has lost one of its “angels”. Jane was such a special and unique, caring person. She was a very accomplished woman, intelligent and knowledgeable about art and history, but it was her heart that shone with kindness and compassion that we mourn. What a loss for us all!

  5. Rev. James P. Haley, II

    Jane will be remembered for her tireless work on behalf of the senior citizens of Globe and Southern Gila County.
    Oremus: Let us be eternally grateful fto our Lord for the gift of Jane’s live of friendship and her Christ-like service. I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Amen. Requiescat in pace, Jane Johnson Eck.

  6. You will be greatly missed, Jane. I will never forget our small talk…I always looked forward to seeing your face :) You were a sweet and caring woman that I will always think of!

  7. Jane was such a giving soul. She will be very missed. She gave so much of herself to her family and this community. She touched so many lives. Our community will never quite be the same from the loss in this horrific tragedy. I am grateful to God that our lives were granted the grace of knowing such an amazing, lively woman. The fine people at the Adult Center were so lucky to be graced with the many talented gifts she was able to bring to them and all the wonderful blessings through Christ he allowed Jane to serve our community with. We were so blessed to have had her in each and every one of our lives. I ask God now to be with her family in their struggles with the grieving of her passing. As there are just no words. I ask God to ease their heavy hearts. She will be always remembered and never forgotten. I am so sorry to the entire Eck Family for your great loss. My prayers are with you.

  8. Cyndi KartchnerPorte

    Oh my Goodness.. My Dear Precious Precious Best Lifetime Friend Jane..
    We have been BEST FRIENDS.. Sisters Forever.. I can’t imagine my Life without you in it..
    Our Treasured Memories Together are Priceless.. No one Shared in FUN and LAUGHTER as the two of us..
    My Heart is Sad and a hole will Forever be as no one else can replace yu.. Tears.. Tears.. Heart to Heart..
    It didn’t matter if we got busy with Life and hadn’t made contact for a time.. time never lapsed in our Friendship..
    Words were not needed to show our LUV.. one for another.. we knew what the other thought and felt at any given moment..
    The LORD was the center of your Life.. Classy Lady.. Serving God’s Children is your Legacy..
    “When Ye Have Done it Unto the Least of These My Brethren.. Ye Have Done it Unto Me..”
    Luv ya,
    Best Friend & Sis Forever

  9. Oh My Goodness.. My Dear Precious Precious Best Lifetime Friend Jane..
    We have been BEST FRIENDS.. Sisters Forever.. I can’t imagine my Life without you in it..
    Our Treasured Memories Together are Priceless.. No one Shared in FUN and LAUGHTER as the two of us..
    My Heart is Sad and a hole will Forever be as no one else can replace you.. Tears.. Tears.. Heart to Heart..
    It didn’t matter if we got busy with Life and hadn’t made contact for a time.. time never lapsed in our Friendship..
    Words were not needed to show our LUV.. one for another.. we knew what the other thought and felt at any given moment..
    The LORD was the center of your Life.. Classy Lady.. Serving God’s Children is your Legacy..
    “When Ye Have Done it Unto the Least of These My Brethren.. Ye Have Done it Unto Me..”
    Julee you were the Sparkle in her Eyes…
    Luv ya,
    Cyndi
    Best Friend & Sis Forever

  10. My heart is breaking for my best friend and her family. A beautiful soul was lost because of an evil one.

  11. We’ve known Jane and Bob since they started building their beautiful new house up the road from us. We used to meet once a month with our other neighbors, have dinner and discuss what was going on in our lives. I will miss those times together. Nothing is fair about how things seem to go sometimes and Bob will need a lot of support from all of us..

  12. Beautiful caring Lady to be missed by everyone who knew her, a giver not a taker. Always smiling and willing to help in anyway.

  13. Jane was a wonderful woman – energetic and enthusiastic about helping others. When I began working as a volunteer coordinator for RSVP, Jane had just left her management position at the Red Mountain Multi-Generational Center in Mesa and had moved to Globe to become head of the senior center there. I still remember spending a day at Central Arizona College in Coolidge in a booth next to hers on campus – laughing and talking together. I was so blessed to have known her.

  14. Aunt Janie, I have so many great memories of you when I was little. I remember you always had a smile for me, even when you may have had to reach down deep inside to find it. I always would get so excited to come to your house in Mesa, and just watch you be you. I have always thought you were THE most naturally beautiful woman I had ever known and you always looked so comfortable in your own skin. You taught me a little something about that and for that I am forever grateful. You gave me a book to read 20 years ago or so, called Balcony People, and it has been read and reread and highlighted and loaned to my good friend who still references it to this day. I am reading it again now as it makes me feel close to you, I am not a “Balcony Person” yet, but it has taught me to strive to be better in all things and also that my actions are my only true possessions, they are the only ground I stand on. That memory, along with still (after 41years) sleeping on my Snow White and the 7 Dwarves pillow case you made for me for Christmas when I was 5 always remind me of the impact you probably never knew you had on me. I remember I thought I lost that pillow case a few years ago and I was devastated, but thankfully I still have it! I always look at it like a piece of you that I get to have forever. Thank you for being a part of my life and I can promise you that this world will never be the same without you, but you left it a much better place than you found it.

    • To Bob and Julee and all of Aunt Janies family, words do not express the sorrow and sadness I feel for you at such a sudden and tragic loss. I know that there is little one can say that will help, but when my Daddy died a good friend gave me a book that had the line “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Suess

  15. Debbie, Dave, Zac and Ashley Fredricksen

    Our family is still in shock. She was an amazing woman and made such a difference in many people’s lives. She will be missed by many. She is now an angel in Heaven just like she was here on earth! We love you. Jane.

  16. I did not know her very well, but what I did know of her was she was a kind and gentle person, with a good heart! Your passing is a sad one for the moment, but knowing your now with our God and Creator is a comforting thought! Rest in Peace young lady!

  17. Gayle Hartman-Weatherford

    I remember you well from school,Westwood High in Mesa.You were always kind and had such a sweet smile for everyone.I can still remember seeing your beautiful face and lovely long hair,you glowed.Even though I didn’t know you really well,I felt you were my friend.It is sad that you have left us,my heart aches for your family and friends……..but, I know you are in heaven with our Heavenly Father.You were a special lady Jane!! Your classmates love you so much!! RIP dear friend.

  18. I will always love you jane just the way you were on the very first day we met on MacDonald Street. Many blessings and warm wishes and love you out to Morgan, Janice, Denver and Ann. I love you all and think of you as the family I never had. Love you all forever. L.

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