January 25, 1925 – November 23, 2017
Artist, Longtime Resident
On Thanksgiving Day, Jane Minnick, a longtime resident of The Terraces of Los Altos passed away surrounded by her family.
Jane was born in Linfield, Long Island on January 25, 1925 the first of two children born to Zilpha and George Quigley. While Jane was in High School the family lived in White Plains, New York. In her senior year Jane earned a full scholarship to the Phoenix Art Institute to study commercial art and spent the years during WW II working in the art department of a Manhattan art agency.
In 1948 Jane married Lawrence Minnick and they made New England their home until they moved to Los Altos Hills in 1974. After a brief return to Massachusetts they returned to the Bay Area and made their home in Los Altos.
Jane was a talented artist and art teacher for most of her life mastering the delicate strokes of Japanese Brush Painting and teaching this technique to many students through Los Altos Adult Education classes. Jane also sold and exhibited her work for many years at the Viewpoints Art Gallery on State Street in Los Altos.
Jane is survived by two daughters Judith Content (Reed) of Palo Alto and Joanne Graham (Jim) of San Mateo. Jane is also survived by three grandchildren and one great grandchild: Laura Content (Craig) and their son Ellis of Portland, Oregon, and Anne and John Graham of San Mateo. A Memorial has been held.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Peninsula Humane Society in Burlingame, CA.