Jane Isabelle Hoel
1932 - 2020
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Jane Isabelle Hoel

Fort Collins - Jane Isabelle Hoel passed away on April 23, 2020 and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Jane was born in 1932 to Alice and Charles Hoel and enjoyed her early life in Bexley, Ohio growing up with her sister Margaret and her great and life-long friend Judy. As the daughter of two teachers, Jane was inspired to learn. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio, invented and lived a good, eventful, and long life. She married and raised three children Megan, Michael, and Eric (thank you Mom!). She was the intellectual in our family, with a knack for languages, a passion for science, poetry, literature, music, and painting, and she challenged us to become our best. With a newly-empty nest, Jane moved on to work, explore, and volunteer in town and in the mountains. She worked at Van Buren school library, Loveland Public Library, and later at Platte River Power. She hiked and volunteered at Rocky Mountain National Park and also at Gothic in the mountains above Crested Butte helping with ecological studies. Jane also volunteered by reading stories to Head Start preschoolers at Putnam Elementary, and we are sure she was wonderful at it. Farther afield were archaeology adventures in the four-corner region and awesome adventures in far-away places from England to Peru. At home, she loved to learn, walk, and nurture her giant perennial flower garden. She was generous and lived the best life she could. Jane lived most recently in assisted and skilled-nursing communities. We are thankful for all the wonderful, engaged, and caring Columbine Health people who helped and took her into their hearts. Also treasured are her many friends who visited, called, and brightened her days. Jane is survived by her children, her sister, and their families. No services are scheduled. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.allnuttftcollins.com.

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Published in Coloradoan from Apr. 24 to Apr. 27, 2020.
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April 28, 2020
Jane and I went on a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico in 1993. We did not know each other before we arrived, but were friends when we left. A group us traveled to Mexico, and for a year afterwards we met to share in community every month. I adored Jane and still have a poem she gave me and the shell she collected for me. We both went to Unity Church at the time. One day the Spiritual Leader Paul Holdeman was talking about the 76 Big Thompson Flood. I leaned over to tell Jane I had lost my Dad in that flood. She stood right up and exclaimed "I identified your dad, that is why your name seemed so familiar to me. " It was so heartening to know she was a part of my past, and now my present. I am sorry I lost touch with her. She was a dear, and always will be to me. I will miss you Jane. Peace

Part of the "cuckoo, cuckoo" clan (as we identified ourselves), Terra Eyl
Terra Eyl
April 27, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to all of the family.

I knew Jane through mutual classes at Fort Collins Club. We also shared many stories, dilemmas and fond attachments about our experiences with our Red Feather Lakes properties.
Kay Hood
April 26, 2020
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David Yowell
April 26, 2020
Miss my neighbor Jane.
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Mae West.
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