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JANE JOHNSTON FLEMING passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, 2014, just short of her 91st birthday. Mary Catherine Jane Fleming was born in Chamberino, New Mexico May 16th, 1923. She grew up on the family farm in Chamberino, graduating from Gadsden High School where she played clarinet in the marching band. She later graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics. Jane was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority at NMSU. Jane was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, living her life by her strong belief in God and the principals of all things in moderation and tolerance of all. She was married in 1946 to Robert B. Fleming. They started their family at Bolling Field in Washington DC while he was in the US Army Air Corps having their first son there, John B. Fleming (Jack), in 1947. They later moved to Oregon's Eagle Pass, near Medford, where Jane was the "farmer's wife" on the farm on the Rogue River. In 1950 they added their second son, Robert J. Fleming (Bobby) to the family. Among many other accomplishments Jane was well known in the Oregon community for "lassoing" the deer, eating her prize pansies - she roped it, filmed it, and released it, well away from her pansies! In 1955 Jane, Robert and the boys moved to El Paso, Texas. She focused her activities on being a mother and homemaker, and her church. She and Robert where founding members of Meneely Presbyterian Church, which later merged with St. Andrews Presbyterian. She attended St. Andrews regularly until her health began to fail. All who met her, knew her as someone who lived the Christian credo on a daily basis. Once the boys where grown Jane served as a substitute teacher in the Ysleta School District in El Paso. She primarily taught home economics, with excursions in science and biology. She was able to take cruise ship tours to Venice and Ireland, and she visited Bob and his family several times in both Alaska and Hawaii. She enjoyed the outdoor activities of camping and boating (leaving the fishing to the boys). She also enjoyed taking care of her gardens; she had beautiful flower beds, and many bountiful fruit and vegetable gardens. Jane is survived by her 2 sons, Jack and his wife Dolores of Las Cruces, and Bob in Virginia/Alaska; 4 grandchildren - Jack's children Deborah and her husband Patrick; and Clint, all in Maryland; Boyd and his wife Hannah in Alaska, and Bryan in Virginia; 7 great-grandchildren - Deborah's children Michael, Caitlin, and John (Jack); Boyd's children Zachary, Jacob and Issac; and Bryan's child Kaylan. She will be remembered lovingly by all. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood Drive, El Paso, Texas 79925. (915) 598-7577 A Memorial Service will begin at 10 AM Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Peace Chapel of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces with Minister Carol Blevins officiating. Services arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222. For online condolences logon to
Published in El Paso Times from May 9 to May 16, 2014
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