Jane Lynn Gerrard (Watson), 72, of Mesa, Arizona, passed into the house of her Lord on October 3, 2019 after her battle with breast cancer.
Jane was born on November 29, 1946 in Sioux City, Iowa to Jay and Leone Watson. She graduated from Westwood High School in Sloan, Iowa in 1965 and obtained her teaching degree from Wayne State College in 1969. Jane taught at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Bettendorf, IA, where she met Jerry Gerrard. Jane & Jerry were married in Smithland, Iowa on June 27, 1970. They relocated to Mesa, Arizona in 1972. Wife, mother, and teacher, Jane also was the office manager of Apache Chiropractic Clinic for over 40 years and an active member of her beloved Velda Rose United Methodist Church since 1972.
Jane is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jerry Gerrard, children Jason (Jennifer) and Joshua (Kimberly) Gerrard; five grandchildren, Noah, Caleb, Lilliana, Cameron & Jacob Gerrard; sister Linda (Joe) Schutte; sisters-in-law Joanne (Larry) Kaufman & Judy Mason; Mother-in-law Loretta Gerrard.
A steadfast wife, mother and teacher, Jane dedicated her life to helping and supporting others. She will be truly missed. A celebration of life service will be held in loving memory of Jane on Friday, October 11, 2019, 11AM, at the Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. A reception will follow in Moore Hall. Floral arrangements and memorials in memory of Jane will be received at the Velda Rose United Methodist Church on the morning of her service.