Jane Terneus

Jane Terneus

Friday, November 27th, 1936 Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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Obituary for Jane Estelle Terneus

Jane Estelle Schoep Terneus Cole was born on November 27th, 1936 in Platte, South Dakota to parents Julia Isabelle Hugg and Gerard Clifford Schoep. She was born inside her parents (and soon to be her) home. She was their first born. After Jane they welcomed Gary Gene on October 30, 1938 and then Paul Gerald on November 15, 1945. Her half-sister Carol was born in the winter of 1955. She spent a lot of time with her brothers playing marbles and drawing. When they were outside playing, they would play “war” and “Tarzan”, Kick the ball, “Button, Button” and so much more. All her siblings meant a great deal to her.
Jane attended two different elementary schools, Platte and Eugene Field. Her favorite subject in Elementary was English. Although she did not care for math much, she was always incredibly good at it! In school her dearest friends were Carol Cool and Coco Brown. She attended Mitchell Jr. High School. In her homes growing up, her favorite places to go to find peace were up big beautiful trees or at church in Gods embrace! Jane devoted herself and her life to God at an incredibly young age. She was sure to pass this on to her family. It was especially important to her that her family knew how much God loved them! She graduated from Rapid City High School in South Dakota in the top 5%. Her favorite subjects were economics and Journalism.
Jane had dreams of one day writing a novel and although she did not accomplish this, she did leave behind a book called “Grandmothers Memories To her Grandchildren” and in that book you get to see Janes life through a different perspective than before. From hers! She started working at a very young age. Her first real job was at age 10 at an A and W. By the time High School came around she was working at the Mills Drug store and found she didn’t have much time for friends, but she did have friends in her beau’s. Jane attended South Dakota State university and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy in 1958. While attending college she met Larry Terneus who would soon be her husband, and the father of her two children. They sadly divorced in 1982. On December 20, 1993 she remarried to the love of her life, Robert Ivan Cole.
After college Jane worked at University Hospital in Minneapolis Minnesota and lived with her husband Larry. Larry was in the Military and they moved to Fort Knox Kentucky where they had their first born. Their son Patrick Anthony was born in November of 1963. Shortly after, they moved to Illinois where they welcomed their daughter, Robin Michelle, in August of 1965. They then packed up their lives and moved to Colorado where Jane got a job at Valley View Hospital in Thornton, Colorado. Later leaving her job there and getting one at the King Soopers Pharmacy where she worked until retirement in 1998.
Jane had many things that she was fond of filling her time with. Hiking, mushroom picking, antique shopping, bible study, painting, spending time with and cooking for her grandchildren and just spending time with those she loved. Her husband Robert and she were passionate about traveling as much and as far as they could! She was devoted to God and passionate about spreading his word to as many people as she could. She had a fun and spunky personality. She was also incredibly loving and giving and would have given and done anything for those she loved. The studied many languages but was fluent in the language of love.
Jane was 83 years old when she passed on September 17,2020. She had been living with her Daughter, Granddaughter, Grandson in-law and their three young daughters for the past two years. The family worked together to help her live comfortably and happily. Although she did have dementia, she fought hard to keep her memory. She was always quick to tell a story or grab her harmonica and play a ditty. Her life ultimately ended due to natural causes. When Jane passed she was in her daughters home surrounded by her family.
Jane is survived by both of her children- Patrick and Robin Terneus, her Sister, Carol Saunders and
5 Grandchildren-
Peter Terneus, Alex VanMorter, Elizabeth Mize, Tess Newell, and Danielle VanMorter
9 Great grandchildren-
Ariel 10, Nehemiah 8, Aliyah 6 and Elijah, 3. The babies of her Grandson Peter and his wife Amber.
Diana 6, and Ellie 1, Children of Grandson Alex and wife Alissa.
One sweet baby yet to be born, due to her granddaughter Elizabeth and her husband Adam Mize.
Melody 7, Lily 3, aLuna 1, Children of her Granddaughter Tess and her husband Billy Newell
She was greeted in heaven by:
Her loving parents Julia Hugg and Gerald Schoep. Her two brother Gary and Paul. Her devoted, loving husband Robert, Her Granddaughter Rachel, and two sweet great grand babies who were lost before they ever got to be held by their mothers Elizabeth Mize and Tess Newell. Her cat Sara. They loved each other so deeply.
Favorite Poems
Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand

My candle burns at both its ends
It will not last the night
But oh my foes and ah my friends
It gives a lovely light
Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Broken Chain
By: Ron Tranmer
We little know the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still out guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Redeemer Temple 3701 W. 64th Ave Arvada Co 80003
    3701 W. 64th Avenue
    Arvada, Colorado
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    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Arvada Cemetery
    5581 Independence Street
    Arvada, CO
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    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

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