Carter, Jane H. (Hershey)

September 25, 1921 - October 30, 2020

Jane H. Carter passed away Friday, October 30th, 2020 at the age of 99.  At the time of her passing, Jane was a resident of Wyndham Court Assisted Living in Plano, TX.  Prior to her move to Wyndham Court, Jane was a long-time resident of Dallas, Texas.

Jane was born Jane Elinor Hershey on September 25, 1921 in Rockville Centre, New York to William Buller and Idabel Terry Hershey.  Jane grew up in Rockville Centre and attended South Side High School, Syracuse University and Hefley Business School.  Some of her fondest memories were family trips to swim at Jones Beach on Long Island.  Throughout her life Jane was an avid swimmer.  In 1943 Jane moved to Corpus Christi TX and worked for the Humble Pipe Line Company.  While in Corpus Christi she married and had a son, Charles E. (Eddy) Carter.  In 1946 Jane moved to Dallas and a few years later began her career with the Federal Government.  Jane started with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, later transferring to the Internal Revenue Service from which she retired in 1984 after 34 years of service.  In retirement, her passion was gardening, and she always maintained the most beautiful flowerbeds at her Dallas home of over 60 years.  She was active in her Sunday School class and exercise class at Lovers Lane UMC.  She was a member of the Serendipity Social Club, enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Jane was the youngest of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Elizabeth Hershey Royer, William Buller Hershey II and Anne Hershey Houy.

Jane is survived by her son Charles E. (Eddy) Carter and wife Brenda of Gordonville TX; grandchildren Rodney Carter and wife Sharon of Midlothian TX and Amy Wilburn and husband Jack of Prosper TX; great-grandchildren Kamber Carter of Plano TX, Caroline Wilburn and Carter Wilburn of Prosper TX, McKensie LaFevre and husband Phillip of College Station TX and Logan Daugherty of Corpus Christi TX; great-great-grandson Atticus Bryant of Plano TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Inurnment services will take place on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Shepherd’s Garden at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.  Services will be officiated by Reverend Walt Lunde.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church – Doris Manning Benevolent Fund, 9200 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75220.

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

2 replies on “Carter, Jane H. (Hershey)”

Lynne Royer Willoughby says:

So many fond memories of visiting Great Aunt Jane. First as a child with my parents and later as a teen and adult with my young child.
Tex mex food, GG Aunt Edith’s “Pepper dog”, playing with the “cousins” at the lake- was it 4th of July?
We talked about how form creation was all done on line now… she was so interested in progress…
I will always remember her sweetness and kind ways. We love you and are thinking of you!

Louise Hanaway says:

I know she will be missed, knowing her just briefly was a joy. Bless all of you. Love and sympathy, Louise

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