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Welcome to the memorial page for

Jane Ellen Lyda

August 4, 1946 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 71)

Madison - Jane Ellen Lyda, age 71, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at home. She was born on August 4, 1946 in Madison, the adored daughter of J. Earl and Genevieve (Svensdon) Lyda, and sister to Alfred Bohling. Jane’s family strived to give her the best life possible. She grew up on Madison‘s northside enjoying traveling, family and her dogs. In her younger days, she attended and worked at MARC West. Her mother had tremendous respect for the care shown to Jane.

Jane‘s father, brother, and mother all preceded her in death. Jane’s mother asked Jami Brown to be successor guardian in 2007.  Being Jane’s guardian was an honor and pleasure for me. Jane began meeting many more people who grew to love her deeply. 

Jane loved to be treated like a princess. She had many adventures and just enjoyed life. Jane was able to continue traveling and went on multiple trips in the United States including twice to Disney World thanks to her friend Manu. She enjoyed “cake” and “tea”, “pockets”, all things Disney, puzzles, music, talking like Donald Duck, parties and to have her hair done.

Jane currently attended MARC South daily. She enjoyed her friends, activities and staff there. Everyone was willing to do whatever was best for Jane. Jane was blessed to live in a home staffed by the amazing team at Dreamweavers, including her Supported Living Coordinator, Grace, and her live-in provider, Toni. The daily love, care and dedication shown to Jane was more than outstanding.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Joyce Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd. Madison.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Jane will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Dreamweavers,  612 West Main St. Madison, WI 53703.

Special thanks to the amazing Medical staff at UW Health Northeast Clinic and Agrace HospiceCare, to Vickie Hoffman and Beth Hougen for all your guidance over the years, Grace, for always being there, Alyssa at State Bank of Cross Plains, attorney Barbara Hughes and everyone else who held a special place in Jane’s life. 

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”-Winnie the Pooh

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit www.ryanfuneralservice.com

Visitation
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5701 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

12:00 PM
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5701 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719


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