Jane Clifford Mickler
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Jane Clifford Mickler San Diego Jane Clifford Mickler, who was the San Diego Union-Tribune's Family editor for 17 years, and who cared as fiercely about her readers as her own family, died on Thursday, June 14. The cause was colon cancer. She was 69. From 1992 until 2009, Clifford Mickler wrote a regular column about her own brood that could have been called "Modern Family" long before the TV show of that name. She also taught journalism at Point Loma Nazarene University for 12 years before she moved to Florida in 2012. There, she taught journalism at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and at Flagler College in St. Augustine, where she lived. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1979, Clifford Mickler was an anchor and reporter for WJXT in Jacksonville. It's also where she met her husband, producer and director Randy Mickler, who was with NBC San Diego for 29 years. He passed away in 2009.Survivors include her four children, Angela Sears Musgrove, Shannon Sears, Ryan Mickler and Lauren Tostenson; their spouses, Frank Musgrove, Allison Mickler and Tyler Tostenson; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters Nancy Purvis and Patty Gibson; her in-laws, Marilyn and Joe Mickler; and seven nieces and nephews. Services will be at 9 a.m., Monday June 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in Florida, with a celebration of life later this summer in San Diego.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 17, 2018.
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June 12, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a loved one in death. Our Heavenly Father understands the pain you feel, he will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time of grief. "Pray constantly" 1Thessalonians 5:17 FP
June 12, 2019
My Condolences Mickler Family. I am so sorry for your loss. (John 6:40)

Terrie Holloway
July 5, 2018
I just learned of Jane's passing and want to extend my condolences to her entire family. Jane lived across the street from me on Dellwood Ave., in Jacksonville and was my first serious girlfriend when I was 18 and she 16. Jane was lovely and extremely intelligent. Eventually, we went our separate ways, but I was happy to later learn that she graduated from the Univ. of Florida and went on to a great career as a gifted journalist. and teacher. I'm thankful that two years ago we briefly reconnected via email and got caught up on our respective lives. Rest in peace, Jane.
Gerald Soud
June 19, 2018
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful mother. We remember her fondly from our St. Vincent's days and the last time we bumped into her at the county fair. She was a talented writer and we enjoyed her column in the paper. God's blessings and peace be with you. Mike and Beverly Jones
Mike and Beverly Jones
June 18, 2018
Dear Family,

Our hearts are saddened by this news. Our staff at the Wildflower Cafe enjoyed her company many, many Sundays for breakfast. Dear Jane, I hope they have extra crispy corned beef hash in heaven. Just like you love it. Love to your family. Dae Lynn and Brian Helm, Wildflower Cafe (Carolyn and Debbie, also).
Dae Lynn Helm
June 17, 2018
Many fond memories of Jane and the MIckler family from St. Vincents. We will miss Jane's sharp wiity sense of humor. Love from the Freemans
Cindy Freeman
June 17, 2018
We have so many warm memories of Jane and all of the Mickler family through Saint Vincents. So sorry to hear of Jane's passing.
The Freeman Family
June 17, 2018
To Lauren, Ryan and your entire extended family - we send tons of love, blessings and prayers as you lay your mom to rest. You lost your parents too young; what an impact they each made on sooo many people!! We have the happiest memories of St V's grammar school.. the joyful chaos with your mom and dad smack in the middle. God Bless, Lyn Pflaum and George, Therese, Matt.
June 17, 2018
My condolences on the loss of your loved one. Strength from our Source. Is.45:5
June 16, 2018
Laurin Sellers
June 16, 2018
I will miss Jane. She was fun, and funny, and always ready for a good time. I treasure our days together in J school at UF.
I am so thankful we reconnected when she returned to Florida, and that my daughter, Hadley, got to meet her. Love and hugs to the family. Laurin
June 16, 2018
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