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Jane L. Ellinwood

Jane L. Ellinwood (Livingstone) June 26, 1931, Cranston, RI - September 27, 2015, Torrance, CA. Parents: Charles and Christine May (Ferguson) Livingstone. Preceded by brother Charles, survived by brother John. Married John Ellinwood 1957, having three children: Ken (Laurie), Chris (Kathy) and Julie. Married (1993) and survived by Ron Smith. She welcomed Ron's children Roger (Kathy), Blair, Carie (Carl), and Scott; grandchildren Kyle, Eric and Candice.
Attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, earned bachelor's in 1953, master's in 1957, in music education. In CA, she taught and completed another master's degree in special education administration at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1975. Her passion for special education led to 18 years with Torrance Unified School District, retiring in 1993.
Jane, an active outdoor enthusiast and avid backpacker, sailed to Catalina Island, canoed in Boundary Waters, hiked the Swiss Alps and Sierra Nevada, bicycled Europe, and kayaked the San Juans of WA. Jane and Ron enjoyed their Joshua Tree cabin, Torrance condo, and home in Swall Meadows, CA. Both supported the Madrona Marsh. Jane had a generous nature, beaming smile and contagious laugh. She loved her friends and family. She will be missed. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 11, 2015
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