Jane L. Berg passed away peacefully March 4, 2024 at the age of 87.  The final portion of her life was spent receiving the upmost personal love and care at Melody Assisted Living in Colorado Springs with the assistance of amazing, compassionate individuals of Abode Hospice.

Little Janie Liggett was born August 29, 1936 in Pattonsburg, Missouri to the late Robert Liggett and Genevieve (nee Curtis) Liggett.  Jane was raised by her mother in Missouri along with her older brother, Keith, surrounded by her extended family of aunts and uncles.  Jane’s schooling took place in Pattonsburg until she and her mother moved for her senior year of high school to Kansas City, where she graduated from Central High School.  Jane was a part of School Council, Band, Pep Club, Choir and numerous Girl’s Sports Clubs.

At a young age, Jane was known for her upbeat and all-in personality. This never faded but grew as she did.

After graduation Jane worked for the US Government as Civic Service Personnel and as a Personnel Assistant.  These positions allowed her to work in Missouri, Washington and Alaska to continue her career.  Jane was a supervisor for an Anti-Poverty Program.  She took great pride in helping others.  Upon marrying and starting a family she resided in Missouri until they all moved to Canada.  Once her children were of school age she went back to work and was a School Secretary in Canada for many years, always using her talents in administration and serving others.

Jane was living in Canada and a second opportunity of love came for Jane and she married a lifelong friend, Roger Berg.  Roger was a Commander in the United States Navy and Jane embraced being a military spouse. They lived in Virginia, Alabama and Colorado.

Jane was always volunteering, both with activities her children were a part of and her own interests. A PTA President, Girl Guides/Scouts Leader and Red Cross Volunteer were just a few areas she gave of her time.

Jane was a gifted singer and piano player.  She loved anything to do with music.  In Colorado Springs Jane was involved in the First United Methodist Church Choir. She loved singing in the choir every Sunday morning under the direction of Steve Harter.  Decade long friendships continued with Jane and many choir members until her passing.

Additionally, over the years Jane enjoyed being a large part of the Sweet Adelines, Skylarks and Song Spinners.

These groups travelled to conventions, and collectively with singing as their common bond many special friendships formed.

Plants and flowers brought great joy to Jane and she ensured others could enjoy them too.  She gifted them and designed and implemented many gardens including gardens at the Military Base entrance areas in Huntsville, Alabama and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She was a member of the Redstone Garden Club and Ikebana International. Their homes always included incredible gardens that were a labor of love. During the growing season items were readily shared with others.

Jane also had a huge involvement with many service organizations serving on the executives and planning teams, including: the Peterson Officers Wives Club, Retired Officers Wives Club, Navy Marine Officers Wives Club and MOAA.  

Jane had a very special love for her ladies in the Hip Happy Hatters group of the Red Hat Society that she started.  Many great lifetime friendships, laughter and luncheons occurred with this group of ladies always looking so fashionable in red, pink and purple, and hats!!

For decades the entertainment and fine arts programs in Colorado Springs were very important to Jane and Roger.  They were members of the Curtain Call Society – Fine Arts Centre, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.  As a couple they enjoyed Round and Square Dancing and for many years were members of the Broadmoor Waltz Club.  In many of the organizations Jane and Roger volunteered together and helped with the events and served on the committee(s). 

They enjoyed travelling and had many special trips over their life together.

Jane also was an accomplished seamstress, following in her mother’s footsteps.  Jane designed, created and made ballgowns and square dance costumes for the various groups she and husband Roger were members of.  Anything craft related Jane would excel at.

Jane and Roger were lifelong friends and had a loving, devoted marriage for over forty years.  They were thankful for the opportunity of being together.

Jane is survived by their children: Karen (Paul) Secord, Kevin (Carolyn) Berg, Stephen (Patsy) Berg, Michael Booth, Marta Booth, Cathy (Rob) Picken, Jana (Trent) Cleverley, Mark Booth; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.  Special friends who were family include: the McPherson family, Sonia Immig, Fran Larkin, staff at the Margarita at Pine Creek, First UMC friends, along with Jane’s extended family.

Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roger L Berg, her father, mother and brother, nephew, Kyle Liggett, her former husband, Bill Booth, and grandson, Joshua Welder. 

Jane’s contagious joy, encouragement of others and deep love will be forever and deeply missed by all those she leaves behind here on Earth.

The memorial service will be held at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., CS 80910 on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:00pm.    

With Jane’s vibrant and joyous personality, love of flowers/gardening, and her pride in her Red Hat Society group, please feel free to wear bright colors and/or red, pink, purple, including a hat if desired.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to the FUMC John Wesley Ranch Retreat Centre in honor of Jane Berg at https://fumccs.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/6523b547-3032-4cea-ae63-1adf16ae4c86

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