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Mary Jane Light
Date of Death: January 12, 2012
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Mary Jane Jolliffe Light Mary Jane Jolliffe Light, 92, of Clearbrook, Virginia, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, in Winchester Medical Center. Mrs. Light was born in 1919, in Frederick, Maryland, the daughter of the late John William and Lucy Jolliffe. She moved to Frederick County, VA at the age of 2 and lived here throughout …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I have fond memories of Mrs. Light. She was my teacher when Stonewall was still a high school. She also taught my two children when Stonewall became an elementary school. She also taught with my wife when my wife taught at Stonewall Elementary School. I have been impressed with her work with the Stonewall Alumni Association and remember how dedicated she was to that organization. I remember seeing her at the banquet in 2011. Dwain R. Place
Connie "Rotz" Smart left a message on January 16, 2012:
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Light's passing. She was my teacher at Stonewall Elementary and a true gem. She was very patient when we would get sidetracked and pull foolish pranks. She was truly dedicated to her profession but tempered that with kindness and tolerance. She was a wonderful lady!
Carolyn "Pete" Michael left a message on January 14, 2012:
I had the pleasure of teaching with Mrs. Light for several years at Frederick County Middle School when it was a junior high school. I always refered to her as "First Lady of the History Department". I also had the honor of teaching her 3 children. I will always cherish the time we spent together and never forget the many things she taught me in becoming a better teacher. My sincere sympathy to her family.
Mary Morison Light left a message on January 14, 2012:
An Open letter to all who knew Mary Jane.... For those of you who knew my mother, but may have lost recent contact, I wanted to give you a little background. Mom had Parkinson's Disease for many years which slowed her down, but never stopped her. She was still mobile (with the aid of a walker) and her mind was as bright and quick as ever. She could answer any question you asked, regardless if it was about what happened that day, current events, or local or family history. She was truly what I called a "walking history book" for Winchester and Frederick County history and was happy to share whatever she knew. Mom was practically blind with macular degeneration which robbed her of her passion of reading. Never one to give up, Mom replaced reading with listening to "talking books" which she received by mail from Richmond. It was a constant stream of recorded books, new ones replacing those already heard, many of them history related. When she wasn't listening to talking books, she was listening to the radio. For the last several years she listened to WTOP talk radio, so she could keep up with current events. Mom loved the radio, and many times there would be several on at once in different parts of the house. (Not necessarily on the same channel.) As I think back on my childhood, I don't remember any time when the radio was not on. She even went to sleep by listening to the radio, every night, right up to the end. My mother was a woman of many accomplishments who received recognition for her work in the area of education, local history and community service. She fought the good fight and left us with her final accomplishment of living to the age of 92. She will be missed by her loving family and all who knew her, but she is in a better place now, without restrictions and with Daddy and the many others who loved her but went before her. I love you Mom, as do Jane and John, and we will carry your legacy into the future, each in our own way. We are glad you are with Daddy now and without physical limitations. We will see you in our dreams. Love, Mary Morison
Teresa Lupton Graham left a message on January 14, 2012:
Mrs Light was my teacher at Stonewall Elementary. She was a very sweet lady and I really enjoyed being in her class.
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Andrea Dove left a message on January 14, 2012:
In honor of Mary Jane Light, Andrea Dove lit a candle.
Dwain R. Place left a message on January 14, 2012:
I have fond memories of Mrs. Light. She was my teacher when Stonewall was still a high school. She also taught my two children when Stonewall became an elementary school. She also taught with my wife when my wife taught at Stonewall Elementary School. I have been impressed with her work with the Stonewall Alumni Association and remember how dedicated she was to that organization. I remember seeing her at the banquet in 2011. Dwain R. Place
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Light's passing. She was my teacher at Stonewall Elementary and a true gem. She was very patient when we would get sidetracked and pull foolish pranks. She was truly dedicated to her profession but tempered that with kindness and tolerance. She was a wonderful lady!
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I had the pleasure of teaching with Mrs. Light for several years at Frederick County Middle School when it was a junior high school. I always refered to her as "First Lady of the History Department". I also had the honor of teaching her 3 children. I will always cherish the time we spent together and never forget the many things she taught me in becoming a better teacher. My sincere sympathy to her family.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
An Open letter to all who knew Mary Jane.... For those of you who knew my mother, but may have lost recent contact, I wanted to give you a little background. Mom had Parkinson's Disease for many years which slowed her down, but never stopped her. She was still mobile (with the aid of a walker) and her mind was as bright and quick as ever. She could answer any question you asked, regardless if it was about what happened that day, current events, or local or family history. She was truly what I called a "walking history book" for Winchester and Frederick County history and was happy to share whatever she knew. Mom was practically blind with macular degeneration which robbed her of her passion of reading. Never one to give up, Mom replaced reading with listening to "talking books" which she received by mail from Richmond. It was a constant stream of recorded books, new ones replacing those already heard, many of them history related. When she wasn't listening to talking books, she was listening to the radio. For the last several years she listened to WTOP talk radio, so she could keep up with current events. Mom loved the radio, and many times there would be several on at once in different parts of the house. (Not necessarily on the same channel.) As I think back on my childhood, I don't remember any time when the radio was not on. She even went to sleep by listening to the radio, every night, right up to the end. My mother was a woman of many accomplishments who received recognition for her work in the area of education, local history and community service. She fought the good fight and left us with her final accomplishment of living to the age of 92. She will be missed by her loving family and all who knew her, but she is in a better place now, without restrictions and with Daddy and the many others who loved her but went before her. I love you Mom, as do Jane and John, and we will carry your legacy into the future, each in our own way. We are glad you are with Daddy now and without physical limitations. We will see you in our dreams. Love, Mary Morison
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Mrs Light was my teacher at Stonewall Elementary. She was a very sweet lady and I really enjoyed being in her class.
Sue Barnsley Chamberlin left a message on January 19, 2012:
In honor of Mary Jane Light, Sue Barnsley Chamberlin lit a candle.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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