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Miss Jane Fogleman

August 20, 1941 — October 4, 2023


Miss Jane Fogleman, 82, of Durango, CO, passed away on October 4, 2023 from complications associated with COVID.

She was born August 20, 1941, on her parents' farm near Walnut, Juniata County, PA to Ernest and Mary Lauver. She was a 1959 graduate of Juniata Joint High School and 1961 graduate of Goldy Beacom College Business School. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, General Ron Fogleman, USAF, Retired; son, Harry Fogleman, daughter-in-law, Deanna Devereaux Fogleman; grandchild, Amelia Jane Fogleman; stepmother, Edith Berrier Fogleman; sister-in-law and husband, Edwina Kay and Robert Hill; brother, Alton Lauver and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ernest and Mary Lauver, five siblings; sister, Lois Bupp, sister Anna Gross; brother, Carl Lauver; and sister, Marilyn Lauver; as well as her son, William Fogleman.

Miss Jane Fogleman was a small business owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist and service volunteer in her community. Early in her life she worked in banking and the travel industry.

Before moving to Durango, she accompanied her husband on numerous assignments in the US, Europe and Asia as well as on international trips in support of US troops on six continents. She played a key role developing and supporting programs addressing the needs of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines and their families. In recognition of her support to the families of joint service personnel Miss Jane was awarded the Department of Defense Outstanding Civilian Service Award and is a recipient of the United States Air Force Outstanding Civilian Service Award. As a member of the High Noon Rotary Club of Durango, she was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary international.

After moving to Durango, she became a partner in a small business, served as the corporate secretary of an international aerospace consulting company, the secretary of another family-owned small business and the administrator of the Fogleman Family Trust. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mesa Verde Foundation for sixteen years, serving as the Chair for two years. While serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Mesa Verde Foundation, working with the local delegation and other key members of the Congress, the Foundation secured the funding to build a new visitor center and curatorial for Mesa Verde National Park. Additionally, she was a member of the Mesa Verde Museum Association and acted as the liaison between the Foundation and the Association for several years. For twenty years she was the hostess for an annual Christmas gala where friends, neighbors and members of the community were encouraged to make charitable contributions in the form of gift cards. This program generated thousands of dollars in contributions to the local Senior Center and needy individuals. She was a physical fitness advocate and avid reader. She volunteered as a Friend of the Durango Library and served on the Board of the Mercy Health Foundation.

In 2016, the Women's Resource Center of Durango presented her with their Extraordinary Women Award for inspiring women and girls in the community.

She and her husband, Ron, enjoyed hosting family and friends in their guest house at the B Bar J, traveling and spending time with their two sons, Rob and Bill, daughter-in-law, Deanna and grandchild, Amelia Jane.

A visitation will be held on October 9, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Hood Mortuary in Durango, Colorado.

Interment will take place on October 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the USAF Academy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Miss Jane's memory can be made to Durango High Noon Rotary; PO Box 3058, Durango, CO 81302 and in line with her everlasting love of cats, the La Plata County Humane Society, 1111 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81303.

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