Jayne Ruth Marler 1943-2009 Born in Pike County Missouri to the late Kenneth and Marie Trower of Redondo Beach,, Jayne passed away peacefully Sunday evening. Raised on Ave E, she attended Redondo Union High School, class of '61. Jayne was a graduate of St. Luke's School of Nursing. Care and compassion for others was present through her life long career as a nurse. Besides her love of the South Bay, Jayne also spent 10 years in Kailua, HI on the island of Oahu. Jayne spent her free time walking on the beach, gardening and spending time with her family. Jayne is survived by her husband Dieter Thomas of Redondo Beach, children, adored grand-daughters, stepchildren, and sisters. Donations are requested in lieu of flowers. Please visit: http://stjude.org/donate

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  1. Dearest McGovern family, there are no words to express the sadness we all feel for the loss of your mother. We pray that you are given the peace, love and comfort this Easter season knowing your sweet mom is now with our God, and He is loving her and holding her – now she with Him watching over each of you. May you and your family continue to feel her presence and love. We also ask you are given everything you need to get through such a devastating time in your lives – may your faith pull you through. God Bless today and always. We love you, The Stringfellows Brian, Stephanie, Kyle and Madison

  2. Jayne and I began leading Girl Scout troops about the same time, in the mid-1970s. I remember her as a wonderful woman and fun to be around. Sorry I can’t be there–but my heart goes out to her family.

  3. I am sad to hear of Jayne’s passing. Jayne was one of my best friends in high school, so long ago. We had great times. She was a wonderful sweet person. May God comfort your family with memories you shared with her, in this time of sorrow.

  4. to Jayne’s family. We graduated together and had so much fun on the pep squad. I will always remember the good times we shared and she will be sorely missed by all her friends. with love claudine weaver(miller) class of 1961

  5. I met Jayne while working at Straub Hospital & Clinic in Hawaii. She was a wonderful “boss” as well as friend and mentor, and mother figure. It’s been a long while since she and I spoke..I now live in CA, but I never forgot her. I pray that you find peace during this time of sorrow. Aloha, Dara Villanueva

  6. We are very saddened to hear of Jayne’s passing. We share so many memories of her while she worked at Hawaiian Electric Company. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart. Always fun to be around and loved her family dearly. She spoke about her grandchildren daily and look forward to the days she would be with them. May you find comfort in your memories. Malama Pono A Hui Hou. Aloha

  7. I’m very saddened to hear of Jayne’s passing. I worked with Jayne at Straub Occupational Health at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Jayne was a wonderful friend, co-worker, and nurse. She was always generous with her time and knowledge, never too busy to help, always the consumate professional with a big heart. We shared alot of stories about kids and grand-kids, she was very proud of both. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to her entire ohana. Aloha Jayne. Sincerely, Kathleen Souza

  8. Dieter, Sarah, and Sarah’s siblings, I am so sorry, and was so shocked to learn of Jayne’s untimely passing. She always was a shining star and lit up my day. Most of my passwords in my computer are “jayne”, after her of course. I cannot fathom why she passed, what was wrong, or if it could have gone any other way. I just wanted to express my sorrow in your time of need. We all loved Jayne back at Straub, she will always be a great memory from that clinic! And of course, she was a great friend. Aloha, until we all meet up with Jayne again, Dr Agles

  9. Jayne and I went to high school together and were in GAA and many other clubs. I remember her sweet smile and wonderful personality. She loved her family so much, and was so proud of those beautiful grandchildren. May your sweet memories comfort you always.

  10. Jayne lived a block apart for part of our Jr High and High School years. We graduated together and had fun at school. Glad I was able to visit with Jayne for a short while at Tony’s on the Redondo Pier. She is missed.

  11. I just found out today that Jayne had passed. It is not often that you have the opportunity to have the same person enter your life twice. I am blessed. She was our babysitter and we were neighbors across the alley on the Avenues growing up. My heart goes out to Dieter, Kenna and Louise and their families. Jayne was one of a kind and I know she will be dearly missed.

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