Jane Ann Sacher, 1940-2017
May 19, 2017
10/3/1940 – 5/11/2017
Jane Ann Sacher (76) of Steamboat Springs departed this life May 11, 2017 just a few days before Mother's Day. Her husband Eric and youngest daughter Carrie were by her side. She had lived with cancer for over eight years. Jane is greatly missed by her husband Eric Sacher of Steamboat Springs; son, Mark Sacher of Flagstaff, AZ; daughters Suzanne Sacher (Mark) Longhurst of Temecula, CA, and Carrie (Tyler) Gibbs of Steamboat Springs; six grandchildren, Noah and Aidan Gibbs, Joshua Blaise, Kalena, J.D. and Aaron Longhurst. Jane is also survived by her sisters Linda (Steven) Clagett and Mary (Larry) Miller of Long Beach, CA and many more friends and family. They will miss "their best friend" for her beautiful smile, calming presence and wise guidance. She naturally loved unconditionally and it felt so rewarding to share time with her. She truly enjoyed life.
Jane Ann Wiegert was born Oct. 3, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Harold and Vivian Wiegert. She was the eldest of three daughters. Her sweet parents' strong faith in God was instilled in her early, and Jane found solace in this always. The family sold their home in Minneapolis when Harold was drafted for WWII. When the war ended, Harold didn't have to serve. They moved to southern California as planned, and her father was hired at REA Express. This lifelong career moved the family to many cities in the western US. At Roosevelt High School in Seattle, WA, Jane met her husband Eric Sacher. Their first date was at Dick's Drive-In, a 50's hamburger shop still in business today. Jane's family moved to Salt Lake City, and Jane courageously stayed behind to complete her high school while living with Eric's family: his mother Tamara, step-father Alex, half-brother and half-sister Dan and Alice.
Jane and Eric married Sept. 6, 1958 in Salt Lake City. They had three children: Suzanne, Mark and Carrie. Eric worked in the computer industry from its inception beginning at NCR, while Jane was a loving homemaker. She adored children, and was a terrific mother. Jane's family has many fond memories of their early motorhome travels and later road trips to the family farm in Lake Park, MN. Jane and Eric settled in Dayton, Ohio and then moved to Escondido, CA and eventually Phoenix, AZ. Jane worked at St. Joseph's Hospital and later in finance at Household Finance Corp. in Phoenix. As empty nesters, Eric and Jane moved to Sedona, AZ and worked together in their computer software business, Serendipity Systems. Jane created beautiful teddy bears as a hobby, enjoyed hiking in the gorgeous red rock country, and most of all loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. As avid skiers, who arranged annual ski trips with their friends, they discovered Steamboat Springs and purchased a condo in 2000, making it their permanent home in 2004. Jane made enduring friendships volunteering in schools and churches such as co-writing the bulletin with friend Ellie in Sedona to guiding the preschoolers at Community Bible Study in Steamboat Springs. She touched many lives with her nurturing spirit. She was so loved by her family. She will live on in our memories forever.
Details for memorial services are noted below:
Steamboat Springs, CO
11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane
Lake Park, MN
Check back for an announcement date for late summer 2017: a service for the interment of ashes at Strandvik Lutheran Church
To honor Jane, the family is asking people to consider donating to Concordia Lutheran Church, Lift Up or NW Colorado Health Hospice in Steamboat Springs.
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