• "Jane wandered into my life on January 18, 2006. Yes, I..."
    - Charlie Burgess
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    - Julia Monda
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    - Andrew Vo
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    - Lori Nowak
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    - Mary Chandler

Jane Ann Douka (nee Vanko), 51, of Richland, WA, passed into eternal life on February 2, 2010, at The Chaplaincy Hospice. Jane was born in Chicago, IL, and had been a resident of Richland for the past 20 years. Jane was the loving and devoted mother of daughter Allison Marie and Ryan Charles Douka; loving daughter of Robert and Jean Vanko; beloved sister of Tom (Gail), Alice and the late Joe Vanko; loving aunt to Andrew and Christopher; and considered countless people in the Tri-Cities area as true friends and her second family.

Jane enjoyed working at Columbia Industries and considered all her colleagues as another extended family. A memorial will be held at a future date. Please contact Julia Monda, 509-628-1601, for further details.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 4, 2010