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Jane Ellen Trudeau

November 20, 1921 ~ November 21, 2018 (age 97)

Jane E. Trudeau passed from this earth on November 21st, 2018.  She was 97 years and one day old.   Born Jane Ellen Cheffer, to William J. and Arlene B. Cheffer on November 20, 1921, she grew-up in Kankakee, Illinois with two younger brothers, Gerard and Charles.

She eloped with Vincent Joseph Trudeau and married within the church on June 26, 1942.  Their loving marriage of forty-four years brought to this earth 7 children, 11 grand-children, and 23 great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Vincent, passed in 1985 and her oldest son, Dennis O. Trudeau passed away two years ago.

Mourning her passing are her surviving 6 children, Guy E. of Larkspur, CO, Jane A. (Bill) of Meckling, SD, Kathryn I. of Warrenton, VA, Mary A. of Littleton, CO, William H. (Wanda) of Minturn, CO, and John B. (Nipasiri) of Pittsburgh, PA, including 11 grand-children: Nicolle and Danielle (from Dennis)- William Jr., Lisa, and Wade (from Jane A.) - Mark and Ryan (from Kathryn) – Adam, Andrew, Amanda, and Austin (from William), along with 23 great-grandchildren.

She led a full life with many accomplishments.  She was a competitive skater, a pilot, an investor, a bold bridge player and warm friendly person who was a role model to many.  In her fifties, she earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting to augment her career as an accountant. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends and family, and sleeping in late.

    Following her burial at Fort Logan Cemetery, a celebration of her life will be held on December 4th at 11:30AM in St. James Presbyterian Church (3601 W. Belleview Ave, Littleton). Thereafter, a friendly luncheon within the parish welcomes all to reflect on her living life beautifully.  Those wishing to honor her name to a worthy cause are encouraged to do so in her memory.

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