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.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jun. 17, 2018.