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Jane L. Morris

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Morris, Jane L.
57, of Mesa, AZ passed away on September 1, 2016. Jane Louise Morris, an accomplished and influential public servant and long-time resident of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday evening September 1, 2016, from complications following cancer surgery. Raised in Glencoe, IL, Jane attended Central School and was a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. She was an athlete and was Co-captain of the 1980 field hockey Big-10 championship team at the University of Iowa. She received her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Jane was a retired public servant with a long career spanning more than 3 decades that started in Skokie, IL, encompassed a variety of positions during her 25+ year with the City of Phoenix and concluded recently after several years of service as the Executive Director/CEO of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Jane was the youngest of four children born in Highland Park, IL in 1959 to Robert B. and Louise Spaeth Morris. She is survived by her husband of 27+ years, Bryan Raines and their two children, Carter E. of Billings, MT, and Emily K. of Mesa, her father Robert B. Morris of Evanston, IL, her sister Sandra L. Morris of Lititz, PA and her brother Rolf "Buck" Morris of Boulder, CO. She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Spaeth Morris and mother Louise. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 24th at 1:30 PM in the Orpheum Theatre adjacent to the Phoenix City Hall at 203 West Adams St. A reception will follow directly in the lobby areas of the Theatre. Jane will be interred alongside her mother and brother in her home town of Glencoe, IL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Jane's memory to the Women Leading Government (WLG) Initiative sponsored by Arizona City/County Management Association. Recently formed in Arizona, this program assists women in their career development towards becoming exceptional local leaders. Checks can be made payable to: Arizona City/County Management Association and sent to: Arizona City/County Management Association, Attention WLG, 1820 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 18, 2016
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