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Jane Wolcott

December 11, 1927 — October 26, 2018

Jane Wolcott


Jane Kelso Wolcott passed away in Kerrville, Texas on Friday, October 26, 2018. Jane was born December 11, 1927 in Houston, Texas to Ruby Agnes Harding and Howard Farrar Kelso, Sr. She graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston and attended Texas State College for Women and the University of Houston. In 1948, she married Eldon Nicholson Wolcott of Martin County, Texas. They lived most of their lives in Houston and were married for thirty-three years until Eldon's death in 1981.

Jane was a beautiful, gracious southern lady, a lively hostess and a wonderful conversationalist. She and Eldon traveled the world. During their early marriage they lived in Cochabamba, Bolivia, sharing adventures which Jane wrote about in her published book, ''A View of Tunari''. Jane had the eye of an artist, evident in her needlepoint works gifted to family members.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Nicholson Wolcott; brothers, Howard Farrar Kelso, Jr. and Robert Harding Kelso; sister, Karolyn Kelso Andrews; and granddaughter, Hailey Elaine Wolcott. She is survived by her sons, J. Mark Wolcott; Charles William Wolcott and wife, Susan; and Craig Stephen Wolcott and wife, Debra. She also is survived by nine grandchildren, including Lauren Wolcott Walker and husband, Lane; Emily Wolcott Murphy and husband, Jack; William Eldon Wolcott and wife, Liz; Elizabeth (Betsy) Wolcott Sorenson and husband, Tyler; Margaret Wolcott Reinbold and husband, Mike; Anna Lee Wolcott; Sarah Claire Wolcott; Laura Jane Wolcott Shea and husband, George; and Clay Stephen Wolcott. Jane also is survived by eight great-grandchildren, including Joshua, Hannah and Andrew Walker; Jackson, Jonah and Lailey Murphy; and Clara and Evans Sorenson.

The family will receive friends from twelve noon until two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 30th, at The Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, following a private family service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. The family wishes to express appreciation for loving care given to Jane by staff members at the Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza facility in Kerrville, Texas.

Jane requested that memorial contributions be directed to the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation for the Dr. Alan L. Kaplan Endowment in Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.O. Box 4384, Houston, Texas 77210. Jane felt blessed to have been a thirty-five-year survivor of ovarian cancer and attributed her wellness to Dr. Kaplan's innovative care, and to the many answered prayers of family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.

Service Schedule

Graveside Service
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX  77079
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10AM
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Memorial Oaks Cemetery
13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX  77079
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