Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jane Therese Brockman

Jane Therese Brockman of Orlando, 71, died on Sunday at her home.  She was born to Clark and Francis Walter on June 7, 1947 in Sunnyside, WA, the third of five girls. She attended the University of Seattle with a focus on history, but her first love was fine art. On June 20, 1970, Jane married Carl Lawrence Brockman Jr. in Los Angeles, CA. The couple had five children and moved to Orlando the summer of 1984.

Jane’s first passion was her family, followed closely by her love of creativity. Whether that be a giant meal for her family and friends, a canvas painting or a huge mural, a story, a quilt, or a piece of furniture, over the course of her life, her passion for creating inspired her family and those around her.

An active and devout Catholic, Jane was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church for 34 years.  She enthusiastically served the church community as an Eucharistic Minister and Reader, organized right to live events, ran the "Helping Hands Ministry" to provide a warm meal for the Downtown Coalition for the Homeless one Sunday a Month for 4 years, and headed several sewing ministries at Holy Family, including the effort to provide white garments for Baptisms.

As much as she could, she loved visiting natural, wild places that inspired creativity and helped her feel closer to God.  She made time to bike frequently on the West Orange Trail, and visited her cottage, to paint and be peaceful, in the Great Smoking Mountains National Park.

Jane is survived by her husband, Carl and four children, John, Peter, Mary, and Kathleen, and 13 grandchildren.  Her third son, Michael, has reunited with her in heaven.

The family will be receiving friends at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ennis officiating.


M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

JW said...

My condolences to the family, may you find comfort in god and comfort in his promise of a resurrection. -John 5:28,29