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In Memory Of Our Poets

Ester Jane "Janie" Trimble (Wade) (1938-2019) - Class Of 1955

Jane Trimble Wade (1938-2019) passed away on July 23, 2019, after a long, well-fought battle with Alzheimer's. Jane was born on February 1, 1938, in Montgomery, Alabama. She was the only child of her parents Malvin Franklin Trimble and Lucille Wright Trimble, who both predeceased her.

Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver for many precious pets. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Underhill Wade, son Jonathan Wade and daughter in law Leslie Wade, son Daniel Wade and daughter in law Kathleen Stella Wade, daughter Mary Margaret Wade Armstrong and son in law Greg Armstrong, and granddaughters Caitlin Wade, Shannon Wade, and Carly Stella Wade.

Jane's father was a career Army veteran and she grew up on military bases until after World War II, including Germany at the end of the war for several years. She attended Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery Alabama and then attended Florida State University where she was a Chi Omega sister. Jane and Jim met at FSU and married on July 2, 1960, after she received her bachelor's degree in history and English. They moved to the Atlanta, Georgia, area where their children were born.

The family then moved in about 1975 to Florida and settled in Bradenton which remains their home. Throughout her adult life, she dearly loved the North Georgia and North Carolina Mountains and had a home there at least every summer for over thirty years.

Jane taught school in Atlanta and in Bradenton and loved teaching her granddaughters and those around her. Her love for The Blue Ridge Mountains, her family, her pets, literature, and gardening will always be remembered. She was a frequent speaker at St. Stevens Episcopal School, Girls Club events, and started many book clubs.

Jane was active in many charities and nonprofits during her life. She served as a President and active member in the Junior Leagues of Atlanta and Bradenton and a founder of the Bradenton Junior League, a board member and president of the Girls Club in Bradenton, board member and docent for the Bascom Art Center in Highlands, North Carolina. She also volunteered with the Humane Society and with her community libraries.

A memorial service will be held at her home church, Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton, Florida at noon on August 24, 2019. Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church on August 24, 2019, and a celebration of life will follow the service in Bradenton at Pier 22 restaurant from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Bishop Animal Shelter in Bradenton, Florida.

Published in Herald Tribune from August 2 to August 4, 2019.