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.