Jane Eaton Wise
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After an extended battle with cancer, longtime Sacramento area resident Jane Eaton Wise, 79, succumbed on July 31, 2020. Many people in diverse walks of life will mourn her passing. Predeceased by Bill Wise, her husband of 44 years, Jane is survived by son Mark Veglia, stepchildren Bill Wise Jr. and Cheryl Czech, grandchildren Sean and Neal Wise, brother Peter Eaton and his wife Vitoria, sister Kathleen Eaton and her husband Kenny Lewis, brother Steve Eaton, and many nieces and nephews. After many years as an educator at Del Campo High School, Jane's professional life continued as principal of Casa Roble High School. In the words of a longtime colleague, Jane possessed "...incredible leadership skills. She was a visionary. She espoused true collaboration with faculty. She allowed staff to dream big. She had a warm heart.a great sense of humor. It could be argued that the high watermark for Casa Roble was under her era." Her final career accomplishment was as Modernization Coordinator of the SJUSD. Jane was a practitioner of the culinary arts, a wine enthusiast, and an avid reader. A fan of the Giants, the Niners and the Kings, she followed each team faithfully. She and her husband Bill traveled frequently, enjoying trips to Escondido, Seascape, San Francisco, Hawaii, and Rotary Conferences worldwide. Jane and Bill made a conscious effort to gather the family together. They hosted lovely gatherings year after year. As the family grew, so did Jane's commitment to keeping it connected. This is Jane's legacy to her family, and it is one that her family treasures and plans to continue. Having her as a friend or family member meant support through difficult times and sharing joy in good times. Our world is a smaller place without her. A skilled diplomat and fierce advocate, Jane used her formidable planning and organizational skills to lead and support three principal causes: Orangevale Rotary Club, Friends of the-Orangevale Library, and The Elder Law and Disability Rights Center. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Jane's name be made to any of the above. Current plans are to hold a Celebration of Life in Jane's honor at Rotary House Folsom Community Center on what would be her 80th birthday, July 22, 2021.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 5, 2020.
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August 5, 2020
My world clouded over this morning when I read of Jane's passing. I was a sophomore at Del Campo and she was a new English teacher when we met in 1965. She was youthful, highly intelligent, very funny , pretty hip and possessed a strong sense of right and wrong and social justice. She brought a turntable to class and allowed us to bring in albums with some ties to poetry and literature with relatively safe artists like Simon and Garfunkel but also allowed us Bob Dylan and even selective cuts from the Village Fugs and Frank Zappa. She had an open mind and encouraged the same. My closest friends and I became friends with her and then husband Steve and had some good times together, she was that accessible. When I worked for the Sacramento Public Library our paths crossed on a volunteer basis as they did at the SPCA. I am glad to have known her and feel privileged to have called her my friend. Condolences to her family and many friends who loved and cherished her like I do. Dylan's going on the cd player today to be accompanied by salty tears and warm memories.
Tom Tolley
August 5, 2020
To the Family of Jane Wise,
I am so sorry to hear about Jane’s struggles with cancer and her passing. She was a well loved and respected part of the San Juan educational family. May she Rest In Peace now as you reflect on her life and love for her family and friends.
Melanie Vance
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