Jane B. Estelle Peck, 95, of Paso Robles died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her residence at Annette’s Lodge. A funeral service will be held at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home on July 16 at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Peck was born on April 6, 1924, in New York. She graduated from Penn State University in 1947 with a Master’s degree in Physical Education. While attending Penn State, she was also All-American as a goalkeeper in Lacrosse.
On Sept. 28, 1951, Jane married the love of her life, Donald Corey Peck. They raised five children in upstate New York. In the spring of 1966, their family moved from Utica, N.Y. to a family ranch in Shandon, Calif. Jane started teaching P.E. and Science at Shandon High School in 1967 where she also coached girls’ basketball and tennis until her retirement in the early 1980s. Her coaching skills were apparent as her teams won several league championships and a CIF championship. Jane loved to teach and loved her students. She was also a longtime member of the Paso Robles Country Club where she was an avid golfer. In previous years, Jane and her late husband Don were loyal members of Lions Club and the Clipper Club.
Throughout her life, Jane personified strength, fairness, determination and resilience. These qualities made her a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend and coach/teacher. These characteristics also helped her overcome the several challenging situations she faced during her lifetime. Jane had a great ability to speak her mind, and we will all miss her wonderful and contagious sense of humor.
Mrs. Peck is survived by her daughter Christie and husband Shawn Bickell of Cambria, son Kevin and wife Maria Peck of Shandon, son David and wife Rhonda Peck of Sedona, Ariz. and son-in-law William Rubbo of Paso Robles. She also has nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (with one on the way). Jane was preceded in death by her husband Don Peck in 1984, daughter Corey Rubbo in 2007, son Ross Peck in 2014 and longtime companion Bill White in 2002. Jane resided at Ada’s and Annette’s Lodges in Paso Robles during the last several years where she will be greatly missed by her many loyal caregivers.
Rest in peace Mom… we will love and miss you forever.