EDNA J DOUGLASS
November 20, 1942 – November 18, 2020
Edna Jane Hatchell Douglass (“Jane”), born on November 20, 1942, joined her Heavenly Father on November 18, 2020. Born in El Paso, Texas to William Staten Hatchell and Lily Jane Bull, Jane Douglass was a longtime resident of El Paso. After graduating from Baylor University in 1965, Jane dedicated her life to teaching and inspiring her students, coworkers, and countless cheerleaders she mentored during her teaching career at Bel Air High School. She passionately devoted herself to Special Education and was well respected among her peers. Jane was well loved and deeply respected by everyone she met. She had a knack for showing people their potential and guiding them to the same realization by the strength of her belief in them. Jane loved deeply and she loved fiercely, fully supporting everyone she cared about. Jane could make any one laugh with her quick wit and dry humor, and she could disarm the grouchiest of critics with her laugh and gorgeous smile. Jane lit up every room she entered and left the world a better place than how she found it. Jane died at home surrounded by love. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Jack Hatchell. She is survived by her husband Bob, her daughter, Emily, her best friend, Lanelle Hatley, several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Jane is fondly remembered by the many friends, coworkers, students and cheerleaders she inspired during her career and beyond. Jane will be buried on December 8, 2020 in a private ceremony. When it is once again safe to be together, there will be a celebration of her life with loved ones and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to your charity of choice. Her favorites included Alzheimer’s, ASPCA, and the Special Olympics.
EDNA J DOUGLASS
December 6, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I may not have known her for long, I will remember Mrs. Douglass as a kind person who clearly loved her family. May you all be comforted by the words found in Acts 24:15. Again, my heartfelt condolences and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.