In Memoriam - Jane Sherila Hatch Mathias (Class of 1956)

Jane was in grade school in Kodai part time and then from 7th grade through high school. She was an excellent student, the head of social activity planning, a very good actress and a very vivacious member of our class. Jane had a wonderful voice and perfect pitch and also was Kodai’s only ever harp player. Her mother was our beloved English teacher our senior year . At some point after leaving Kodai, Jane became ”Sheri” to all her family and friends. Jane attended Barnard College. She was married to an anthropology teacher and they worked together in Central America for a period. After their divorce they remained good friends. Jane settled in Guadalajara , Mexico , where she was a member of the Guadalajara Symphony for many years. After that , she taught English and played her harp at steady individual gigs in hotels and restaurants for guests. Over the last ten years, she had several visitors from Kodai classmates of 56 at her home in Mexico. She died peacefully in her sleep in mid January 2020, attended by her long- time partner, Leo. She is survived by a daughter, living in Mexico, and by a son in California. She will be missed!