May 25, 1933 - July 22, 2020
On July 22, 2020, Jayne Marie Ward Haynes died in Mount Dora, Florida, from Alzheimer disease. She was proud to be the wife of Howard Haynes, mother to 5 children; Jean Ann, Deborah, Melody, Howard Jr. & Suzanne and grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. They will all miss her greatly. Jayne was born Jane Marie Ward on May 25, 1933 in Pennsylvania. There were many challenges in her life that she met with determination, loyalty and love. She grew up in Coraopolis, PA, in a tight-knit family with a single mother, Alice Elizabeth Ward, and beloved brother, Robert Alton Ward. She graduated from Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1954, served as an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps at the US Naval Hospital, in Pensacola, FL. While there, Jayne married a naval officer, Howard Haynes, a Lieutenant Junior Grade stationed on the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, in 1956. Shortly after which she changed her given name, Jane to Jayne. Before their 6th anniversary, they had 5 children, including a set of triplets. She became the COO of the Haynes household, making sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, doing what they were supposed to be doing with good food in their stomach, presentable clothes on their back and a comfortable, secure place to sleep. Although her job as COO was no easy task with five children so close in age and living a military lifestyle of moving every couple of years, everything she accomplished was done with fun, laughter and love. She taught her kids to 'just act natural' in all situations. She was faithfully there to add her mothering skills to all of her kids during the birth of her 13 grandchildren. Her trips to Las Vegas with her daughters were legendary and her bowling & bingo talents were untouchable. She demonstrated to her family her value of hard work, dignity for all people and loyalty beyond explanation to those she loved. Wherever she was living, Jayne was very active in her church, serving in many different capacities from deacon to Vacation Bible School teacher, a Stephan Minister and Bible study member. She was very active in her community, serving in many different capacities from working as a public health nurse, delivering food through Meals on Wheels and serving as the president of the Officers Wives Club. She was very active in her family's activities. The amount of sports games, band concerts and teacher conferences she attended must be numbered in the thousands. And when all her kids were finally out of the house, she became a very active traveler, going on many commercial cruises and trips with Howard. On August 8, 2020, a celebration of Jayne's life was held in her grandson Ben's backyard in Mountain View, CA and presided over by Rev. Frank Vander Zwan of Menlo Church. Live music was provided remotely by her grandson Tim. Immediate family were in attendance and many of her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren were in attendance remotely, via Zoom. The family is very grateful for everyone who attended. On Saturday, September 26, a second memorial service will be presided over by Pastor Mike Briggs at her home church at 1st United Methodist Church in Tavares, FL and remotely. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund in Jayne's name at 1st United Methodist Church of Tavares, P.O. Box 1086, Tavares, FL 32778. Jayne's cremains will be retained and will be buried alongside Howard at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
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