Jane Hiller Hiller Lamm

February 19, 1939December 24, 2012
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Jane Hiller Lamm went to meet her Lord on the 24th of December 2012. Jane was born in Houston, Texas on the 19th of February 1939 to Charles and Marion Hiller. A lifetime resident of Houston, Jane graduated from San Jacinto High School. A Zeta Tau Alpha, she attended Southwestern University and Valparaiso University, and graduated with high honors from the University of Houston with a BA in Education.

Jane married her husband Donald on the 29th of November 1957. She taught English, History, and Government at Spring Branch Senior High School before staying home to raise her children. Jane was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church for 53 years where she taught Sunday School and later became the first woman president of the Church Council. She was a 25 year member and past president of the Women of Rotary Club of Houston. She volunteered for 20 years at Twice Blessed resale shop.

The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful caregivers at Colonial Oaks Memory Care facility and Silverado Hospice, with special thanks to Maria Potter and Marie Colon for such wonderful, loving care for Jane.

Jane is survived by her husband, Donald; daughters, Anna Jones and husband Jonathan and Carolyn O’Sullivan and husband Christopher; son, Russell Lamm and wife Kristin; grandchildren, Andrea Jones, Jared Jones, Cassie O’Sullivan, Kyra Albers, and Rory Lamm; sister, Elizabeth Starrett and husband Stanley; nieces, Margaret Bolt and Janet Newton; and nephews, Thomas Lamm, and Eric, Duff, and Jeremy Starrett.

Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Jane from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 4th of January, in the drawing room of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

The memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 5th of January, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at 1123 Burney Road in Sugar Land, where Rev. Janelle Hooper, Pastor, is to officiate.

At a later date, the family is to gather for a private interment at Houston National Cemetery in Houston. In lieu of customary remembrances, donations in Jane’s name may be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1123 Burney Road, Sugar Land, TX, 77498; or to the charity of one’s choice.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013

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Ann Sandler

January 7, 2013

Dear Don and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss of a wonderful woman. We feel blessed we knew her in a time of our lives. Don, our thoughts are with you, our hearts hurt for you, and our hope is stong that the hurt and loss you feel today, will be replaced with wonderful memories and smiles of what Jane brought to you and the family.

God bless you and your family,

Ann Rust (Sandler) and Bob Rust

Susan Kautz

January 5, 2013

Big Don and Family
Jane will always be remembered with her soft tone and encouraging words. We were always treated with such love either visiting in Houston or here in Chicago. My favorite word I will remember that Jane used was "neat" it always made me smile,even now
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Love, The Kautz's
Lois, Barb and Susan

Mitch Simons

January 5, 2013

Dear Mr. Lamm and Family -

Words cannot express my sympathy for you and your family during this time. Mrs. Lamm was such an amazing person...kind, caring and compassionate. She will truly be missed by everyone she touched. I owe a great deal of my success in life to her and you, Mr. Lamm. She will always hold a special place in my heart and memory. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Nancy and John Taylor

January 4, 2013

Dearest Anna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I know your mother/grandmother/wife/aunt/sister was loved by you all and she loved you all. Please accept our condolences. Love, Nancy and John Taylor

January 3, 2013

Dear Don and kids. The Jane I knew was bright, witty,fun and such a leader... and, most importantly, so kind. Sympathy to you all. Janet Carothers

Jane Matthews

January 3, 2013

We wwere children together, then young married, and in those years we asked Jane and Don to be our childrens guardians. We had a will drawn up with Don and Jane, the Godparents, as the ones we trusted to raise our dearest babes. That reflects the love and respect we have for this dear friend. We had a long happy journey together and know it will continue in the transition we will all make. Love to this fine family an extension of our own.

Catherine Christen

January 2, 2013

I'm very sorry to hear of Jane's passing. Jane was a good friend and Zeta sister of my mom's (Bette Conerly). I remember her kindly from my childhood. Please accept my condolences.

Tim Beeson

January 2, 2013

Very sorry for your loss.

Martha Gee

January 1, 2013

The first time I met Jane was at Anna's baby shower (for Andie). She was a dignified lady and seemed delighted with all the fun and well-wishes expressed for her first grandchild. My prayers are with all of you as you adjust to this "new normal" of life without your wife, mother, grandmother. I know it has already been a tough road to follow. May you all have peace now that she is at eternal peace.

December 31, 2012

We will always remember Jane . Our many years of being neighbors and friends are among our greatest memories. We still use the nicknames Jane gave to all of us! Just know that we will always have a big smile when remembering Jane and her wit. She was definitely a big part of all our lives. Joy and Pete