Jane Margaret Griffiths Jacques

Posted On February 20th, 2011 -


Age 88 died February 9, 2011, in Silverdale, Washington. She was born May 7, 1922 at 101 Sutton Manor Road, New Rochelle, New York, to the late Charles Hayden Griffiths and late Marion Breen Griffiths. Her husband, the late Robert B. Jacques passed on in 1955.

She was a great swimmer and accomplished spring board diver as a girl and also loved to sing while playing the piano.

She attended Fairfax Hall, in Fairfax, Virginia then attended and graduated from the Ohio State University. She married Robert B. Jacques in Columbus, Ohio on June 12, 1943. She and Bob had 3 sons. After the death of her husband she obtained her teaching degree Columbia University in New York.

The next 15 years were spent providing for and raising three sons while teaching school in Columbus, Ohio. After the death of her father she pursued her love of art, by attending classes at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. She was constantly trying new things such as oil, water color, pencil, and block prints. She has left a wonderful collection of her work to her family.

While in Hawaii she became a student of Buddhism and had a wonderful association with the Buddhist Study Center including a 1981 trip to Japan to see the places where Shinran Shonin actually lived, which brought great understanding and meaning into her life. She took great pride in her cultural Welch Heritage especially the music.

She is survived by three sons; Jon (Arsenia) of Honolulu, David (Karen) of Wayland, Massachusetts, Mark (Nancy) of Bainbridge Island, Washington(formerly of Medfield MA); six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran