Jane Kathryn Reed-Goularte was born on August 29, 1953 in San Jose, California. After a nearly 5 year battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on December 25th, 2018.
Jane is survived by her husband of 41 years, Anthony Goularte, her daughter Taylor Morgan, her son in law Kyle Morgan, her granddaughter Elle Morgan and her mother Dorothy Reed. She also leaves behind brothers Mike Reed (Debbie) and William Nolan, sisters Nancy Whalen (Jim) and Kimberly Clayton (Darrell) as well as brother and sisters in law, Renee Goularte (Stephen Rose), Janice Sanders (Mike), and Harry Goularte. She will be greatly missed by her 8 nieces, 9 nephews and many great nieces and nephews, to all of whom she gave a great deal of love and devotion.
Jane was born at O’Conner Hospital in San Jose, California on Saturday, August 29, 1953. She attended school first in Santa Clara, California. When the Reed family moved to Morgan Hill in 1962, she continued primary school at Machado School, followed by Burnett Middle School, and finally Live Oak High School. Jane graduated from Live Oak High School in 1971 and married her high school sweetheart Anthony Goularte on July 30, 1977. Jane attended San Jose State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as her teaching credential.
Jane worked and volunteered in Morgan Hill throughout her life. She spent time volunteering at church with her mother Dorothy teaching Bible Study, as a caregiver in the MOPS nursery, distributing food for the Reach-Out program at St. Catherine’s Church, and at the local Food Drive and Toys For Tots effort every holiday season. She was a Girl Scout leader for her nieces and daughter Taylor, and home schooled Taylor for many years. She supported several other charities and causes locally, nationally, and worldwide.
Jane was a loving wife and mother and a devoted servant to all. While at home, she loved to garden and entertain. She and Anthony were endlessly generous in sharing their beautiful home and yard with family and friends. She also loved to travel and see new places with Anthony. Jane had a great love for children and young people. She was a caregiver for many nieces and nephews over the years, always willing to find the time to help out and give love and energy to her family.
Each day with Jane was a blessing and she lived a beautiful life with dignity and grace, always walking God’s path.