Skip to main content

Jane Dalen

The Daily Reporter - Staff Photo - Create Article
Lead Summary

Jan. 28, 1948 — March 12, 2024

Jane Dalen, a tireless advocate for the disabled and a beacon of warmth, peacefully passed away on March 12, 2024. Born on Jan. 28, 1948, she dedicated her life to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Jane's journey was marked by significant academic achievements culminating in a master's degree in occupational therapy from Drake University. Her commitment to supporting the rights of the disabled led her to become the director of the ARC of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she tirelessly worked to create a more inclusive and compassionate community.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jane cherished her role as a mother and grandmother, epitomizing kindness, understanding, and unwavering support. She dearly loved her granddaughters, Abigail of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Ainsley of San Antonio, Texas.

Jane's husband, James, was her best friend and soulmate. Together they created a home filled with warmth, laughter and humor. She was a wonderful mother to Paul (Kimberley) of San Antonio, and Patrick, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska. She longed to be reunited with Patrick, who preceded her in death in 2007, a loss that remained deeply felt throughout her life.

Her family celebrates Jane’s life and the profound impact she had on those around her. Her legacy of compassion, advocacy and love elevated everyone who knew her. Hers was a life well-lived.

--- Online Subscribers: Please click here to log in to read this story and access

Not an Online Subscriber? Click here to subscribe.

Sign up for News Alerts

Subscribe to news updates