DAVIES - of Llys Haulwen, Trefeglwys Road, Llanidloes passed away at Crosfield House, Rhayader on Thursday 27th March 2014 aged 95 years. Jane was born in Llanwrin, Machynlleth in August 1918 the first of two children born to Evan and Margaret Evans; her father was a Slate Quarryman and District Councillor, her mother later became Post Mistress at Pantperthog. Jane was brought up in Corris and educated in Machynlleth and Tywyn, she worked in her teens as a shop assistant in London, before returning home to work at Bryncrug Post Office, where she met her future husband Victor whilst he was on leave from the Army. This was a time of war and Jane and Victor were married near Tunbridge Wells in May 1941 before he was posted overseas. They had a daughter Pat whom Jane brought up without Victor until his return to the country when she was nearly 4 years old. After returning from the war Victor joined the Police Force and he relied heavily upon Jane's support as he was posted around Montgomeryshire, to Welshpool, then Llangurig and subsequently to Four Crosses before becoming Sergeant at Llanidloes, where the couple were to remain for the rest of their lives. Jane and Victor were able to celebrate 60 years of very happy marriage shortly before he died in May 2001. Victor's death took a heavy toll on Jane, who had also lost her only child Pat 6 months earlier. Unable to cope well with life on her own and starting to become quite frail Jane spent the remaining years of her life, first at Maes y Wennol Residential Home and more recently at Crosfield House, Rhayader where she was looked after by a team of caring and understanding staff. Jane is survived by her grandson Paul and his wife Sarah; her granddaughter Carolyn and her husband John; as well as three great grandsons Joseph, Jake and Josh, of whom she was extremely proud. Also Pauline, Jonny, Sam and Mel, cousins.
The funeral service took place at St. Idloes Church, Llanidloes on Thursday 10th April 2014 conducted by The Rev. Lynda Cowan, the organist was Mrs Ann Bryan. The bearers were Paul Jervis, Joseph Bicknell, John Bicknell and Paul Hughes. The usher was Sergeant Gerard Owen. Interment followed at Dolhafren Cemetery. Donations were received for Crosfield House.
Funeral arrangements were by M. Jones & Son, Llanidloes.
Jane's family would like to thank all those who expressed their condolences, attended the funeral, sent cards and made donations in her memory. Thanks also to the staff of Maes y Wennol and Crosfield House for the years of care shown to Jane. To The Royal Head for providing excellent refreshments, Mrs Ann Bryan organist and to M. Jones & Son Funeral Directors and The Rev. Lynda Cowan for the professionalism and sensitivity shown in managing all the arrangements.
Published in the County Times on Fri 02 May 2014