Jeanette Lane

Resident of Alameda

Jeanette Lane was born in Miami on Aug. 5, 1925, and left this world to be home in the Heart of God on April 29, 2015.

She was the beloved mother of Mary and Rose. She is missed more than words can convey. 

Before moving to Alameda in 1964, she worked as a nurse at Grasslands Hospital, waitressed weekends at The Red Coach in Yonkers, N.Y. and took summers off to lifeguard at Crotan Point in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. 

After losing her life savings in a Ponzi scheme a few years ago, undaunted, she distributed leftover bread from The Food Bank to the homeless. 

So many people were fascinated hearing her survival stories of the Great Depression, the orphanage, and several other challenging events that she was often asked to write a book. When asked where she got her radiant smile, boundless energy and high spirits she would simply say “Holy Communion.” May the light of The Holy Spirit surround and flow through us all.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services, 1415 Oak St. in Alameda.  

For additional information contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director, FDR-745. 

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services 1415 Oak St., Alameda