Jane Gilronan

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.
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Jane and I worked together as colleagues at Good Sam in the 80's. When I moved to Providence in 2008, I was thrilled to discover we were colleagues once again! She was always professional, choosing her words wisely, and was so supportive of others. She shared with me her deep love and admiration for her daughter. She felt truly blessed that they were living together, and felt great joy having her so close. Jane is not of this earth now, but her positive influence carries on.
Penny Warnell
September 20, 2016
I worked with Jane off and on, over the years. One thing I will always remember is her helping us move beds around. This is significant because Jane was hands on. Most co-ordinators were in their office, Jane came out to help. I am so sorry to hear she has left us.
Liz Clibourne
July 12, 2016
Dear Colleen and family, Peace to you all. Jane was the first Charge RN I worked with at Good Sam. She was loved and will always be remembered.
Nancy Pachlhofer
May 31, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
May 25, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Jane. She was the best nurse manager I ever had . It was a pleasure to be part of her staff. my prayers go out to her daughter and the rest of the family. She has left a hole that is only filled by the knowledge that she is out of pain and is with the angels now,
Audrey Draper
May 20, 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Jane as a manager at Kaiser. I was so sorry to hear of her passing after her battle with cancer. Her contributions to health care both to patients and other health care professionals will live on in her absence. My condolences to her family.
Jan Weaver Shelby
May 20, 2016
I am truly blessed to of had Jane as my manager and labor partner from her years at Mt. Scott Kaiser. I learned so much from her. She showed me respect and compassion. I saw and understood things differently because of her. She was wonderful spirt. She was an angel. Thank you Jane for believing in me and mentoring me and help mold me into who I am and how I view and deal with people and different situations. God bless you and may your smile and spirit live on in all the lives you touched.
Dawn Smith
May 20, 2016
My deepest sadness to hear of
Jane's passing. Kathleen, Maria and I , send our love. I'm so sorry for your loss.
She was one in a million, I will forever remember her laugh, her smile, her caring.
Kathy Premo
May 19, 2016
I got to know Jane when Kate attended St.Joseph school along with my daughter, Kendra. Jane was kind and funny and she loved Kate with all of her being. Every time I see Diane at church I am reminded of Jane and fondly recall the good times we had watching our girls play basketball. Our deepest condolences go out to Kate, Diane, Beth and all of Jane's family.
Nancy Borja
May 19, 2016
Jane was a beautiful person inside and out. She provided me with the tools needed to be the nurse I am today. Her guidance was immeasurable.
Jennifer Henson
May 19, 2016
Jane was amazing! She was dedicated to people in some many ways. To me, Jane was was the nurse manager who believed in me as a "non hospital experienced" nurse and showed me how nurse managers can be wonderful in their thankless role. I pray that everyone who has been touched by Jane either personally or professionally will carry forward her spirit, courage, and compassion.....we could make the world wonderful with a bit of Jane in each of us. My condolences to Kathleen. You were very much her pride and joy!
Tracy Shaffer
May 19, 2016
Jane was my first Nurse Manager when I started work at Kaiser Sunnyside on 2 North in 1997. She was wonderful to work with and for. She was one of the best nurse managers I have had in over 20+ years of nursing. Showing compassion for her nurses, she always let the nurses take our breaks during night shift in her office as it had a recliner in there to take a nap. None of the subsequent nurse managers would ever allow that. Thank you Jane for being a part of my nursing career.
Mikel Borgaard
May 19, 2016
My deepest condolences to the entire Gilronan family on Jane's passing. Janie's warmth, faith and loving spirit will always be how I remember her best. She had a light in her eyes when she spoke and I felt the love emanating from her always when I talked with her. I have the sweetest photo of her holding Olivia when she was just a baby and it brings a smile to my heart to think of it. Janie will be be missed and always in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathleen, and your wonderful family.
Melissa Gaylord
May 18, 2016
She made me a better person in so many ways.
Wendy Collins
May 18, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Jane's passing. I know how hard this was for her and her family as I lost my husband to the same disease, it is horrible. Even though I haven't seen Jane in a number of years, I remember her fondly as an extremely nice and friendly person. I know she will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers to all of you Gilronans.
Barbara Faeh
May 18, 2016
Jane could always see the light where there had been darkness. She could see the potential in people and help them to grow. She was one of the most caring individuals I have had the pleasure to know. She has left a legacy at Providence. Rest in peace, Jane.
Cheryl McFarlane
May 18, 2016
You have our deepest sympathy.
John and Cathy Gilronan
May 18, 2016
I,M, so sad,Jane was an excellent Manager. She always made you feel so special. That,s because she was so special. To her family remember her laugh, her love and her life. Thanks for sharing her, Kaiser loved her!!!!!!!!
Barbara Derheim
May 17, 2016
I am so sad to learn of Jane's passing. I worked with her at Kaiser. We shared many many laughs together. Jane was such a kind, caring, thoughtful and giving person. I will always remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lynn Gebhardt
May 17, 2016
Probably one of three super nurse managers it was a privilege to work with at Good Sam. I was so sad to read of Jane's passing in the paper. Prayers and thoughts to her family
Martha Dixon,RN
May 16, 2016
Jane came to our clinic in a very dark and depressing time. Jane gave us hope and light. She always had an open door and was as interested in our personal lives as our work lives. She always welcomed you with open arms and was as willing to share laughter in your times of joy as she was willing to hold you when you needed to cry. The plaza is a richer place, and I am a richer person for having Jane in our lives. God bless her family and give them peace in their time of sorrow.
Laurie Davis
Laurie Davis
May 16, 2016
My prayers and condolences to Jane's family. Jane was a source of such great comfort for so many of her patients and her employees. We will continue to miss her.
ted chaplain
May 16, 2016
I am so sorry for the families loss. Jane was a amazing woman. I worked with her at Providence, she was a amazing supervisor. Jane meant so much to so many. Through her struggles she was always in my thoughts. Jane will be missed.
Tanja Diess
May 15, 2016
Whenever something big was happening in my life Jane would tell me she was going to light a candle for me. I am truly blessed to have known her and even more blessed to have called her a friend. I will forever miss you Jane. Till we meet again.
Jennifer VanDomelen
May 15, 2016
Prayers for Colleen and all of Jane's family. May the warm light of Jesus comfort you.
Brenda Kane
May 15, 2016
I had the honor of working with Jane at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and the Mt Scott Clinic. Jane was a kind and wonderful person, She was also a good listener and easy to talk to. My condolences to her family. RIP Jane. You will be missed.
Cheryl Redick
May 15, 2016
Dear Gilronan Family: Prior to my retirement, I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jane at Providence Medical Group/The Plaza. She was kind, a great listener and problem solver, competent, and professional at all times. Having spent 38 years at Providence with the last 20 years at Providence Medical Group/The Plaza, I can truly state Jane was, by far, the best RN and Clinic Manager I had the pleasure of working with on both a professional and personal basis. Her passing is a loss to her family and friends and also to the medical profession. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Daniel Amato, M.D.
May 15, 2016
Colleen, so sorry to hear about your sister. I know how close you and your family are. You are such a personality!! Hope you still have your dog!
Peni Buckland
May 14, 2016
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