Jane Church Shields

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Jane Church Shields

Nov 26, 1912 - Feb 3, 2013


It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Jane Church Shields on February 3, 2013, a long time resident of Millbrae.


During WWII, Jane was a member of the American Red Cross, landing on the beaches of Normandy on Day 13 of the Allied offensive. She spent the war years criss-crossing France and Belgium and eventually spent a year in Paris after the war. Her story is on record at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.


Upon return to the USA, Jane lived in Millbrae from 1950 to the present and, for many years, she commuted to the City to work at the All Travel agency, retiring about ten years ago. Jane was well-respected and well-liked in travel industry circles and leaves many friends who will miss her thoughtful and engaging personality.


Jane loved to cook and entertain and she leaves good friends in the Bay Area, many of whom served with her during WWII, calling themselves "The Remarkables". She was a long time member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter EN, San Francisco.


Jane was a very special person who lived her life to the fullest and has probably travelled to just about every country on this planet. Her love of adventure, her wit and great stories will be greatly missed by her family and friends who so enjoyed their time with her.


The family would like to thank Jane's caregivers, Vicki and Emma for their many kindnesses and exceptional loving care, as well as her new friends, Nina and Laura, for their friendship and assistance over these last months.


Jane is survived by her extended family in the USA and Canada. A family celebration of Jane's life will be held at a later date.





Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 14, 2013
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