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Jane Ellen (Zimmerman) Eppele
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Church of Christ La Mesa (UCCLM), earmarked for the Jane Eppele memorial fund. The funds will be used to benefit youth programs.
  • United Church of Christ La Mesa
    5940 Kelton Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942

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“Some of my favorite times were playing pinochle with Jane and other friends.She was a wonderful friend I shall always fondly remember. I'll keep her...Read More »
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“I so enjoyed Jane's contributions in our life writing workshop. She was funny, wise and wonderful. ”
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“Jane is one of the nicest, kindest, and most interesting peeps I've had the pleasure to have known. She's the Mom of my almost twin, Janet! So glad I...Read More »
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Jane Eppele, 84, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, her youth was spent living in a number of States due to her father's role as Director of the Billy Rose Aquacades.
Thankfully, her parents returned to Cleveland when she was a teenager, for it was there she met Duayne Eppele, her one true love. They married in 1951, and in 1958 moved to El Cajon, California, where they were devotedly together until his death in 1996. Both were retired employees of San Diego County.
In addition to her favorite roles of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was an accomplished artist and avid gardener. She was also an adventurous traveler, taking great pride in having visited all 50 States.
She is survived by daughters Janet (Dave) Hargis and Nancy (Rod) Reid. She loved being Grandma Jane to Deborah Kosi, Melanie Knight, Sarah "Sadie" (Tony) Pace, Jason (Sarah) Knight, Nick (Jordan) Knight and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held:
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00AM
United Church of Christ La Mesa (UCCLM)
5940 Kelton Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91942

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Church of Christ La Mesa (UCCLM), earmarked for the Jane Eppele memorial fund. The funds will be used to benefit youth programs.