February 1, 1953 ~ May 10, 2016
"Jane dedicated her life to caring for others."
Jane Gilronan, of Portland, Oregon, 63, died May 10, 2016 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Warren, Ohio, February 1, 1953, the fifth child of William and Mary Margaret Gilronan. She would later be joined by six additional brother and sisters. The family moved several times, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Birmingham, Michigan. The family ultimately settled in Vancouver, WA in 1974.
Jane graduated from the Nursing Program at Clark College and later earned a Bachelor degree from Concordia College.
Shortly after she completed school, her adventurous spirit took her to Florida. The love of the ocean, sun and sand became a life long passion.
Jane's decades long career as a Registered Nurse, included Charge Nurse at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Her leadership skills were identified early in her career and she served in management roles at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center and the Mt. Scott Out Patient Clinic. Prior to her illness, Jane was the Manager of the Plaza Primary Care Clinic at Providence Medical Group.
Jane is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathleen Cloran Gilronan; her brothers and sisters, Sean Patrick (Debbie), Alice Beth (David) Christensen, Margaret (Doug) Bell, Molly (Tom) Jeannet, Kate (Steve) Kendall, Sheila Gilronan, Kevin (Lee) Gilronan, Diane (Jerry) Loghry, and Colleen Gilronan; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grand-nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Van Gilronan.
A celebration of her life will be held on May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Downtown Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oregon Dachshund Rescue.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits
Published by The Columbian on May 18, 2016.