Jane Livesey
Jane Pennington
Livesey died in Pagosa Springs Colorado on January 4th 2012, following a 20 month battle with brain cancer. She was born in Greeley, Colorado on 19th September, 1954 to Dean and Carol Pennington. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Dean and Wanda Pennington of Bloomington, Indiana, a brother George, her loving husband of 38 years, Graham, three daughters; Sarah Morrison and her husband Hugh and their three children, Rebecca, Aidan, and Leah, Emma Fullilove, her husband Chris and their daughter, Clara, and Rachel White and her husband Marshall and their daughter, Lily, as well as many other relatives.
Much of Jane's early life was spent overseas, primarily in Guatamala and Tripoli, Libya, where she attended the Oil Company School , then Wheelus AFB High School before moving with her parents back to their home in Indiana in 1970, graduating from Bedford High School in 1972. In 1972, while visiting her parents in Lagos, Nigeria, she met her husband-to-be, Graham. She and Graham were married on January 5th, 1974 in Bloomington, Indiana. They lived in Italy through most of 1974, then moved to Calgary, Alberta until 1980, where their two oldest daughters were born. In 1980 they moved to Denver, where their youngest daughter was born. The family moved to Houston in 1989 and Jane and Graham were visiting their youngest grandchild in Colorado at the time of Jane's death.
After bringing up her children, Jane became a nurse, and worked fifteen years as an operating room nurse, She was planning to become a geriatric nurse practitioner, and nursing instructor and received her MS in Nursing from University of Texas three months after her diagnosis with brain cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, Houston, TX at 2.00pm on Saturday January 14th. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org/donate or they can be mailed to: National Brain Tumor Society 124 Watertown Street Suite 2D Watertown, MA

Published by Houston Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2012.
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Dear Jane and family, I know a year goes by fast but the sorrow remains. You accomplished so much but your greatest legacy is your wonderful family. I know you are resting peacefully with your eternal smile.
Denise Whitehouse
January 2, 2020
I was blessed to have cared for Jane for the past few months. From the very first day, I felt a connection with her and looked forward to spending my days helping her with her therapy exercises, and trying to bring joy to her life, but it was she that brought happiness to mine. She was a true joy and I'm so very thankful that God brought us together during her last few months, and thankful to have known such a gracious and funny lady. God keep you in his care, Jane. You are missed
Dottie Cornell
January 14, 2012
To the family of one my favorite
co-workers,Jane had a smile that would light up any room. We loved talking about our children and grandkids,I never got to tell her that I beat her and that I have Seven now. She loved her Family so much,Rest in peace dear friend I will see you again one day.
Arlene Bell
January 13, 2012
Arlene Bell
January 13, 2012
Jane was close to my heart as my girlhood best friend. She was so much fun to be around, and I never knew a moment's drama with her. Very sweet, even tempered, and just an all-around 'let's do it' person. Obstacles never had a chance around her. She lived a full life, but it was her family that she was so proud of. I know they will miss her terribly, but they are showing what a loving, supportive family looks like. Rest in peace, my friend, and keep smiling.
Roseanne Terry
January 11, 2012
We were so fortunate to be able to welcome Jane into our family when she married our brother Graham thirty eight years ago.
Jane always had a special place in all our hearts especially those of our mum and dad. Visits to see Graham, Jane and family and the "Americans'' " visits to us in England and Wales were the highlights of many years.
We will always rememberJane for her patient love and kindness, positive enthusiasm for life and her great sense of fun and we also appreciate how much joy these qualities brought to our parents in their final years.
We were deeply saddened by her illness but watched with pride, the loving devotion and care that Graham, supported by his special daughters, gave to her until the end. This reflects the wonderful marriage and family life they have shared.
Jane was an inspiration to all who knew her and along with the many happy memories of time spent together, we hope Graham and his family will be comforted by the knowledge that she will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us who loved her.
Goodbye Janexx
Jane Barton(nee Livesey)
January 10, 2012
Carla (Greatsinger) Seipel and Greg Seipel went to OCS and Wheelus with Jane. She was always a nice person to be around and we will cherish our memories with her.
Greg Seipel
January 10, 2012
I worked with Jane at Memorial City in the 1990's. She was the most gracious woman and it was always a pleasure to be around her. She never seemed to have a bad day because of her positive attitude. She will be missed in this world. She has made such a huge positive impact on many people's lives. God bless you all and especially you, Jane. Denise Whitehouse, Spring, Tx
January 9, 2012
We are saddened to learn of the loss of Jane, who was a proud alum of our school. She gave so much to the nursing profession, and helped to educated the future generation of nursing students. Dean Starck, UTHSC-H
Patricia Starck
January 9, 2012
My condolences to the those who knew Ms. Livesey and will miss her very much. May you be comforted by focusing on our loving Heavenly Father's promise to eradicate forever all causes of death and the grief it brings.
January 9, 2012
It was my pleasure to work with Jane for many years at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Operating Room. Memories of our time together bring a smile to my face. May God's grace cover you at this time of sorrow.
Karon Thomson
January 9, 2012
Dear Emma, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I'm sorry for your loss. Joy
joy p hoffman
January 9, 2012
My prayers are with the family. I was blessed to have Mrs. Livesey as an instructor. Always smiling and encouraging her students.
Empriss Wallace
January 8, 2012
I had Jane as a nursing instructor my sr year at Lone Star. She was 4 years older than me and we shared the experiences of going to school at this age. She was so sweet to me and very encouraging telling me to keep going and get my Master's even at my age. I have to say she left a big impression on me and I even sent her a thank you note after graduation. She was one of my favorite teachers because she was patient and kind and treated me with respect. I learned a lot from her. To her family - Jane is in heaven because she was a good soul. You are in my prayers. I know she would not want you to be unhappy about her passing but blessed to know she is out of pain with no more suffering and in a better place. Because of her encouragement I'm almost finished with my BSN and then who knows what else. Temple Naff
Temple Naff
January 8, 2012
Sarah, Emma, & Rachel - Your mom always made me feel welcome and comfortable in your home, and I can see her welcoming smile in all three of you. I'm so sorry. All of you are in my thoughts.
Matthew Darroh
January 8, 2012
Emma, I will be praying for you and your family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Julie Spurrier
Julie Spurrier
January 8, 2012
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