Jane Salter, 81, was born July 7, 1941, at Davidson’s Hospital in Teague, Texas to parents John Y. and Thelma Robertson Bonner. Her parents named her Lola Jane for her grandmother and mother, but she preferred Jane. Jane was married to Tony Salter on August 29, 1958 by Bro. H. L. McKissack, who had also married her parents. Both Jane and Tony graduated from Fairfield High School in 1959.
Jane worked at the Corsicana Hat Factory while Tony attended Navarro College and Stephen F. Austin College. Being a coach’s wife, meant Jane lived in Linden and Trinidad before settling in Hillsboro, Texas for over 35 years. After working for Hawk-n-High Grocery for many years, Jane opened her own antique shop, Now-n-Then. Upon retiring in 2005, Jane and Tony returned to Fairfield, their hometown. She was all about family. She helped at the Fairfield Senior Center and made daily deliveries of leftover donuts to the nursing homes.
Tripping on a blind person’s cane in 2016 broke her hip. She recovered but tripped again in 2018 and was less fortunate with her other hip. She even survived COVID in 2021, but age and dementia took its toll.
Jane loved many things: family, antiquing, sewing, basketball, football, and her beloved Chihuahua dogs: Mickey Mantle; Ikey; Jake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. “Tony” Salter, in 2018 and by her parents, John Y. Bonner (2011) and Thelma Robertson Bonner (2014).
Survivors include her brother, John Y. Bonner, Jr. and wife Geri Bonner of Fairfield, as well as aunts and numerous cousins and lifelong friends.
The family would like to thank Teague Nursing and Rehabilitation, Solaris Hospice, and Dr. White for taking such excellent care of Jane in her time of need.
She passed peacefully on March 12, 2023 at TN&R with her family at her side.