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Jane Hanes Mason

August 8, 1921March 3, 2019

Jane Hanes Mason was born on August 8, 1921 and passed away on March 3, 2019.

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Jane Hanes Mason

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DON LAIR

March 10, 2019

Jane Queeta Hanes Mason was born on August 8, 1921 in Dallas, Texas to May Killian and James Benjamin Hanes. She died under Hospice care on March 3, 2019 in Plano, Texas. That she lived to be 97 is a testament to the strength, grit and determination that got her through family separation, the untimely death of her father, family poverty, the Great Depression, three brothers at war, the unexpected death of her mother in 1943, four unsuccessful marriages, and a fifth marriage that brought challenges and a sense of fulfillment that carried her to the end of her life.

Jane proved the adage that “old age is not for sissies.” She was no sissy. In her 98th year she was still living alone in her house and driving her Volvo. She liked it that way. About a month after her 97th birthday she began a final battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. Along the way she fell and lay alone on the floor of her house for 63 hours until a neighbor checked on her. That necessitated a final hospital stay.

As many will attest, Jane was a devoted sports fan. If you called during a Rangers or Cowboys game the phone would not be answered. Few know that she was once a self-appointed spy for the Green Bay Packers. Upset at some point with Cowboys owner-general manager Jerry Jones, Jane decided to hit back by collecting local newspaper coverage of the Cowboys and transcribing radio and TV commentary. All this was periodically bundled and mailed to then-Packers coach, Mike Holmgren. His secretary would occasionally send a thank-you.

Jane was the last of our aunts and uncles to leave us. A great niece explained why this matters: “Aunt Jane was something. Gorgeous. Independent, determined, smart, particular. Funny, a character, an enigma, a great storyteller. I’m just so sad that her story is at an end and, selfishly, that there is no one on the planet anymore who remembers my grandmother in her youth.”

We are all sad that this long and remarkable story has come to an end.

Theresa and Rick Mckee

March 5, 2019

Everyone who knows Jane, knows she is her own person. She was very strong and outspoken which allowed her a to live long and healthy life. Rick and I have known her for 30+ years and have had some great conversations with her. Jane was always a happy person and knew what she wanted in life. She gave to many charities and people over the years which tells you how generous she was. She always sent me home with what we finally termed " a care package"! It could be a t shirt, popcorn, chili, picture or just a calendar. The last time she sent home my care package, I shared it with our daughter Kasey, who Jane loved and enjoyed visiting. This package had some soup in it which I gave to Kasey. Just so happens that she was on her way to the store to get exactly that soup. When I told Jane the story, she laughed and laughed. The three of us have been having our "Christmas tea time" for the past few years and Jane never forgot. These last few weeks, we have had some really good conversations up until she could not really verbalize anymore. Even two days before she moved on to her home in heaven, we talked about my dad, Cliff. She said she really liked Clifford, that's what she called him. Jane was a unique person.

Margred Velazquez

March 5, 2019

Miss Jane and I met under unusual circumstances but became close friends very fast. I’m very lucky to have met such a remarkable woman, even if it was for too short of time. I loved stopping by to talk. We had some wonderful and funny talks, (until she kicked me out so she could watch her sports). I did have the pleasure of watching my 1st Kentucky Derby with her year before last. What a wonderful afternoon!
She will be missed, not only by me but by so many. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend.
I will always remember you,
Margred

Pam Reneau

March 4, 2019

I met Jane 27 years ago - she was my neighbor on 19th street. We met at a neighborhood party when my youngest son was one. Jane fell in love with him and I fell in love with her. We were instant friends and she was my second mom. She always had the best advise and we could talk for hours on the phone about anything from TV shows to politics and what was going on in our lives. I will say though, when a sporting event was on - she would let me know and say "Pamela - I can't talk - you know the Ranger's or Cowboys are on". I would laugh and we would talk later. She was so special to me and I will miss her so much.
My heart is full of memories of you Jane - I will never forget you and will miss you so very much.
I love you,
Pam

charles hanes

March 4, 2019

It has been an honor to have been so close to Aunt Jane and be the one helping her as she began this journey. I am so fortunate to have been the one she trusted with so many things and I will cherish that closeness. I have so many wonderful shared moments throughout my life. I can think of so many things to say about my Aunt Jane. She was beautiful, intelligent, witty, sassy, independant, difficult at times, opinionated, indomitable, glamorous, loyal to ones she loved and was always my biggest life long supporter and confidant. I will miss her more than I can ever put into words.
Soar with the angels Aunt Jane. I know it must be a joyous family ruenion with our family members. Full of laughter and wonderful memories. I will always love you.
Charles

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My Lovely Aunt Jane

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Always the beauty.

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My Lovely Aunt Jane

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Always the beauty.

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A very youngAuntJane. She told me she was around 19 or 20 in this photo.

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Aunt Jane sent this to me in a Christmas card and the caption stated, "This is how I get what I want for Christmas". I put it out with my Christmas decorations every year.

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Aunt Jane with her first husband Bill Scott

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Aunt Jane with her second husband Frank Nye

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A stylish Aunt Jane with some friends