Jane Holgerson Thompson

October 6, 1946 - December 10, 2023
Jane Holgerson Thompson



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Jane Elisa Holgerson Thompson, 77, of Heatherly Heights Road, Saluda, died Dec 10 2023. She was born in Margarita, Canal Zone, Panama.

She lived for in the Canal Zone 25-1/2 years graduating from Balboa High School and Canal Zone College. She was employed by the Panama Canal Company for 5-1/2 years before moving to California where she worked at several companies as an Executive Secretary. In 1986, she finally passed all six parts of the required test to become a Certified Professional Secretary. After living in Statesville, NC for 4 years, she moved to Henderson County full time in 1998.

She was the daughter of the late Anton L. Holgerson and Azzie J. Holgerson. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Carolyn Holgerson Twohy and Paula Holgerson Decker; and her brother-in-law James L. Collins, Jr.

She retired from Pardee Hospital Foundation after many years. She was a Past Worthy Advisor, recipient of the Grand Cross of Colors of the Order of Rainbow Girls. She was very active in her church as a Layreader, licensed Chalice Bearer and Lector. She was a former Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the Board of the Saluda Medical Center serving for several years. She and her husband traveled extensively on many adventures and occasional misadventures bringing their Boykin Spaniel Lucky along whenever possible.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pardee Hospital Foundation, 800 North Justice Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or to the Saluda Church of Transfiguration Endowment Fund for Preservation, 57 Charles Street, Saluda, NC 28773.

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  • February 06, 2024
    Caroline Tindal says:
    Offering my sincere condolences to all of Jane's remaining family and to her many, many dear friends across the Country and beyond. I have just learned of my friend's passing and understand now why I have been unable to reach her...she is now reunited with her special Milton, her dog and cats! May you rest now, peacefully, in your Heavenly Home surrounded by all that Love! So grateful to have called you Friend. "Late Night Call Watch" has come to an end. 🙏🏿 💓

  • February 01, 2024
    Beth Brown Schmidt says:
    Janie, it was such a pleasure to get to know you better these last couple years. The days we spent in Hilton Head were so fun, and I appreciated you coming to visit me there. You introduced me to a number of new, (to me), restaurants the times I came here to visit. I loved trying them out with you. You are missed very much, but I know from your stories, you are happy now, with Milt and your Boykin. RIP my wonderful friend.

  • January 15, 2024
    Sherry Hozack says:
    Janie, You are missed by so many of us. The one word that describes you best is "sweetheart". Never a bad word to say about anyone, love and support when friends needed it, great talks and laughter. The happy memories I have of the trips we took will stay with me. So glad the last words I said to you was "Love you".

  • January 14, 2024
    Tasha Schlachet posted an image:
    A holiday concert by Harry Connick Jr.
    A holiday concert by Harry Connick Jr.

  • January 14, 2024
    Tasha Schlachet says:
    Aunt Jane and I were always close and am fortunate that she was able to participate in many of my life events, we were lucky to both live in NC for several years and she visited often with Uncle Milt and Lucky. I have many fond memories and feel so blessed that I saw her multiple times in the last year. We went to see Harry Connick Jr. and the phot below is from that night. I love you Aunt Jane may you RIP