August 12, 1918 - July 15, 2014
Jane Garrod painted her last watercolor surrounded by family on July 15. Always a visionary and creative spirit she raised six children, the wife of a farmer and was active in several local and national boards.
Jane was born in San Francisco and graduated from Los Gatos High School, Stanford Nursing School, and UC Berkeley. She married her high school sweetheart Vince Garrod in 1941.
They settled on the family prune and apricot farm and shared 71 years of active ranching, farming, and community service. She was active with PTA, 4-H, AAUW, Stanford Nurses Alumnae, Saratoga Community of Painters, SFC Women's Circle, Castle Rock Horseman's Association, and one of the founders of the American Vaulting Association and Clover Foundation
Her legacy continues on in her children Peter and Nora Garrod of Honolulu HI, Tim and Marge Garrod of Doyle CA, Jan and Betsy Garrod, Vicky and Bill Bosworth, Emma and Scott Seely, Christina and John Cagliostro, residing in Saratoga. Grandchildren Melissa and Luke VanLaningham, Luke and Jessica Garrod, Amy and Don McMillan, Trevor Garrod, Cory Bosworth, Rita Bosworth and Justin Williams, Andrew and April Bosworth, Spencer and Hamed Dehnavi, Ian Garrod, Alexis Garrod, Sarah Baldwin, Cpl. Danny Baldwin, Gianna Cagliostro, Ryan Cagliostro, and great grandchildren Nathan, Colton and Quinn VanLaningham.
Her creative and industrious spirit will be missed by all those who knew her. Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at Saratoga Federated Church 20390 Park Place Saratoga, and reception to follow at her family's farm and winery: 22645 Garrod Road Saratoga
Donations can be sent to the Clover Foundation http://thecloverfoundation.org/donate/
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Published by San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jul. 19, 2014.