February 20, 1958 - December 14, 2017
Jane Smith Dickerson, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017. Jane was born February 20, 1958 in Waterloo, IA to Dale William and Evelyn Marie (Burmester) Smith, both of whom preceded her in death along with her daughter, Allison Mashburn and brother-in-law, Larry Ottinger. Jane grew up in the Terrell area and graduated from Terrell High School in 1976. She had a love of children and she owned her own home daycare providing love and fun for many children over the years. Each child’s innocence and wonder with every day’s new opportunity gave Jane great joy to see the world through their eyes. Many of the children she cared for came back to visit her with their own “little ones” showing that legacies of caring go on for generations. Later in her life, Jane also worked at Wal-Mart in the electronics department where she was known for helping friends, neighbors, and strangers (which always turned into friends!) with purchases that made perfect gifts. She was the best “Granny” to her grandchildren and she never missed a chance to go see their recitals, sports events and anything else that they were involved in so they could see her never-ending support. Jane loved others and wanted the best for them and her beautiful personality was mirrored by her even more beautiful smile. Her generosity was well known as she would give to others without a second thought to her own needs. Her kindness was seen in her generosity as well as her giving her time to organizations having served as a board member and volunteer with the March of Dimes, a group that held special significance for her after the passing of her daughter, Allison. She enjoyed horses, butterflies, and angels and her favorite phrase to share with those she cherished was “love you to the moon and back”. To know Jane was to know a person who always treasured every day as if it was a gift and she will be missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dale Dickerson; daughters: Tara Martinez and husband, Raul and Taryn Dickerson and fiancé, Shane Bostick, all of Terrell; grandchildren: Brian “Jay”, Wyatt, Alaycia, Rylan, Jesse, Daylan, and Rivyn; siblings: Karen Ottinger of Wills Point, Bob Smith and wife, Maria, of Rockwall and Judy Beesley of Terrell as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends. Funeral service will be at 2:00pm, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Oakland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 4-7pm, Sunday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home. For those wishing, memorials in honor of Jane may be made to the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.org.
Jane Smith Dickerson, of Terrell, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017. Jane was born February 20, 1958 in Waterloo, IA to Dale William and Evelyn Marie (Burmester) Smith, both of whom preceded her in death along with her daughter, Allison... View Obituary & Service Information
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