Born in Paia, Maui on February 9, 1935 to Kame Uehara and Ushi Uyehara, she was predeceased by her four brothers (Ichiro, Jiro, Sakae, and Masaru) and three sisters (Kiyoko, Katherine, and Alice).
Jane spent her early years at Nashiwa camp in Paia until relocating to Honolulu in 1942. She graduated from McKinley High School in 1953 then continued her education at the University of Hawaii earning both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education. She spent the majority of her 30+ year career teaching 7th grade Earth/Space science at Dole Intermediate School in Kalihi.
Jane was active in Hui Makaala, traveling to Okinawa in 1963 as a delegate on their Friendship Mission. She volunteered countless hours with the Girl Scouts and as the president of her beloved Itoman Shijin Kai. After retirement in 1990 she was an active member of the McKinley Alumni Association, Hawaii United Okinawan Association, Hui O Laulima, Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii, and Moanalua Senior Citizens.
Jane enjoyed traveling the world with her devoted husband by her side. The perfect team, she was the navigator and he was the driver. Criss-crossing the mainland they managed to visit all 50 states and all 50 National Parks! They also toured Europe, China, Japan, Okinawa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jane is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Yoshinao; son David (Kimberly) Takayesu; daughter Naomi (Darren Totty) Takayesu; and grandchildren Niko, Julia, and Alex. Private services.
Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary