1918—2017

Alice Jane Whitehair, 99, died Dec. 19, 2017 at The Meadows at East Mountain, in Rutland VT. She was born in San Francisco, CA Dec. 2, 1918, daughter of George H. and Bertha L. (Shidler) Edwards.

Jane received her teaching degree from Whittier College in California. She married her husband Elmer V. Whitehair, an army officer, on June 12, 1943. They traveled the world with their family until Elmer retired in 1966. They settled in Napa, CA where Jane taught at the Napa Valley CO-OP school for many years pursuing her interest in early childhood education. She was a Napa resident for 46 years. Following her husband’s death in 2010 she moved to her son’s home in Rutland, Vermont in 2012.

She was a member of Christ the King Church. Surviving are a son, Charles “Tony” Whitehair and wife, Linda of Rutland, VT; 4 grandchildren, Christopher Weishaar (Suzanne) of Burlington, VT, William Whitehair (Sarah) of Duxbury, VT, Alison Notte (William) of Rutland, VT, Jennifer Whitehair of Las Vegas, NV and 5 great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Katherine, Maya, Eliza, Maisie.

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She was predeceased by her husband Elmer; a son, George A. Whitehair; a brother, George Edwards.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Meadows Activity Fund, 157 Heritage Hill Place, Rutland, VT 05701. Memories and notes of sympathy may be shared at claffeyandrota.com.

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