Obituary For Sunday, November 3, 2001

Jane Fite Schaller

Jane Fite Schaller

Jane Fite Schaller of Denver, Colorado and formerly of Kaua’i, died Sept. 18, 2002, in Denver, Colorado at the age of 81.

Born Oct. 7, 1920, she was the oldest of four children of Dr. William Patton Fite and Maurice Mitchell Fite.

She married Frank Henry Schaller, Jr. of Muskogee, Okla. in 1941. She was with her husband, Frank, who was on active duty in O’ahu, as a U.S. Army Reserve, second lieutenant in the Field Artillery at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This was when she fell in love with the islands and their people. After the war and a brief period in San Francisco, they made their home in Denver.

After her children were raised, Jane returned to Hawai’i and made her home on Kaua’i for more than 20 years. She ran a bed and breakfast in her home in Princeville, which was designed and built by her son, Matthew. She was proud to have survived both Hurricane Iwa and Hurricane Iniki but eventually poor health led to her return to Denver in 1997 to be near her grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver. Canon Elizabeth Randall officiated.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank, daughter Mary and brothers, William Patton Fite and James Mitchell (Mike) Fite. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Hank (Barbara) Schaller, Denver, Colo. and Matthew Schaller and Dr. Laruette deMandel-Schaller, Kaua’i; two grandchildren Robert Graham Schaller and Madeline June Schaller, Denver, Colo.; sister Frances Fite Mullen, Stillwater, Okla., and many other relatives and friends.

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