Our wonderful, loving mother and friend was born 9-23-1944 in Lexington, NE. She passed away after 9 successful years of fighting cancer, beating all odds. She was originally diagnosed in 2001, with Stage 4 cancer, and was given only 4-6 months to live.
She is survived by 5 beautiful children, John, Carrie, Robert, Kristin, Angela Fosdick, father of children, Jim Fosdick, 5 grandchildren, her brother, William Uhler, and his wife Jacky. She was a teacher at Sacred Heart Parish School and was very involved with the church for many years. She served her community in many capacities. She later became a Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist after graduating from JFK University in 1996 with a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy.
Mary Jane was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Her life was dedicated to family and friends, and had a passion to always support others. She touched many people’s lives on her journey of helping anyone in need.
Mary Jane was very involved in the fight against cancer. She participated in many research studies to further the cure. She donated herself, her professional services and time to helping others cope with struggles and deal with cancer. She helped many people make an impact in changing their lives in so many different ways.
Mary Jane was a very strong person and loved by many. She spent the last years of her life celebrating, enjoying life and surrounded by her friends and family. She will be deeply missed.
Family and friends are invited to gather at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1200 Fairview Rd., Hollister, on Thursday, April 29th, at 9:45 A.M. to attend a memorial Mass commencing at 10:00 A.M. Arrangements for cremation with private inurnment have been made.
Contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice in care of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, 870 San Benito St., Hollister, CA 95023.
Condolences can be sent to www.grunnagle.com