Jane Ellen Lindsay (Nee Cantor)
Jane Ellen Lindsay (Nee Cantor) passed away on July 8, 2021 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. She was born December 31, 1943 in the Bronx, NY. She is survived by her husband Don R. Lindsay, her two children from a previous marriage, daughter Darcie Bakhouche, and son Roth Riekert (Jessica), her stepdaughter Karen Anderson (Tim), and her stepson William E. Lindsay (Janice). She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Evan Roth Bakhouche, Alec Adam Bakhouche, and Samuel Isaac Lindsay: three step-grandchildren, Matt and Ben Gerry, and Ellie Fletcher (Kyle). She also leaves behind many other loving relatives and special friends here in Arizona, and across the entire United States.
Until her retirement, she was an Executive Administrative Assistant. Since moving to Sun Lakes in 1998, her passion was her work within the Gila River Indian Community, where she established a volunteer program at the Gila Crossing Community School. She was also affiliated with the Casa Blanca Middle School, also within the GRIC, where she organized a group of volunteers and established the school's library. She also worked part time for the Casa Blanca Middle School Board of Trustees and was a Board Member from 2011-2021.
Her most important focus was her husband, family, and extended family. She was an avid reader, accomplished in needlework, and a jigsaw puzzle junkie. Other pleasures included antiquing, and a weekly game of Mah-Jongg. She and her husband Don shared a love of travel, discovering new restaurants, exploring museums and galleries, and attending concerts and shows.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Susan G. Komen Foundation, or National Cancer Institute. You may also purchase books to donate in her memory to the Hamilton Branch of the Chandler Public Library, make donations to the AZ Humane Society, or contribute in her memory to KBAQ, a local classical music radio station. A Celebration of Life will be held at Valley of the Sun Funeral Home located at 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, AZ 85248 in the fall later this year. Please check her memorial page at valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Arizona Republic from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.