Our dear cousins' daughter returned home to heaven November 16th. My heart aches as I remember receiving the phone call from Andrew letting his mom and me know Jane had passed on. The heartbreak for this family is unimaginable. Christy, Jane's mama, has created a blog to share her thoughts and feelings. If you would like to follow along, the blog is Angel Jane. I know any thoughts or prayers will help this grieving family.
I am grateful to have been to just a handful of funerals in my lifetime. However, this is my second baby funeral and I have to say they are very difficult. Jane's funeral was a beautiful service and was held on a warmer day than we have been having here in Utah. It was so peaceful, I am so incredibly grateful for the knowledge I have that our family will be together forever and someday we will all see beautiful Jane again.
Jane was born just a few months before our own daughter, Charlotte. Andrew and I ooh-ed and aah-ed over how beautiful Jane was. We hadn't seen a more lovely newborn and she made us just that much more excited for Lottie. While in Disneyland Jane offered to share her churro with Andrew, it was such a sweet moment and I think it embodies her little character. Charlotte and Jane met just twice, but I like to think they would have been friends.
Eliza Jane Clark
Our sweet baby Jane left us unexpectedly and far too soon on November 16, 2013. Jane lived on both sides of the country in her short life. She was born in Burlington, Vermont on October 1, 2012 to Bryan Bret Clark and Christy Wilcox Clark. She died in Loma Linda, California.
Jane was the light and heart of our family. She loved to make everyone laugh. She gave the best snuggles and kisses, and charmed everyone with her beautiful smile and big blue eyes. Her older brothers did their best to teach her all about superheroes, but she was our darling princess through and through. Jane was a momma’s girl, and loved to do anything momma did – including trying out makeup. But she would get so excited when her daddy came home from work. She was truly adored by all who knew her, and has touched many lives and hearts in her passing.
Jane is survived by her parents; her brothers Ethan and Nate Clark; her grandparents, Bret and Debbie Clark of Draper, Utah and Jim and Melodee Wilcox from Henderson, Nevada; aunts and uncles Dario & Kristi Perez, Kyle & Miranda Clark, Alex Clark, Zach & Staci Wilcox, Todd & Katie Manning, and Blake Wilcox.
We are grateful for forever families, and that we will see our angel Jane again.
I know quite a few families who have lost loved ones in the past month. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to each and every one of them. Hug your family, let them know you love them.
A friend of Christy's compiled this sweet little video, I am thankful for our phones and all the little moments we are able to catch with them.