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Jane McCosh Halquist

May 4, 1932 — March 2, 2022

Jane McCosh Halquist, 89, sang Happy Birthday to her eldest son, Ted, from her hospital bed on March 1st, and then peacefully passed the next evening from pneumonia. She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore J. Halquist, Sr. and is survived by her three children Ted (Alma), Don and Jennie Halquist Coloney (George Coloney III). She is also survived by four grandchildren Deana Halquist Roberson (Brandon), Joshua Halquist (Shannon), Lauren Coloney (Jamie Levak), George Coloney IV, step-grandchildren Scott & Jenny Coloney, three great grandchildren Teddy & Kathryn Roberson, Thomas Kash Levak, three step-great grandchildren Mackenzie, Alexandra and Dylan and a few nieces and nephews. Her mother, father, sister and brother passed years ago. So, Jane loved extended families.


Born in Wilmette, IL May 4, 1932, to Harry and Harriett McCosh, Jane met her future husband at Northwestern University where she was a proud member of AO Pi Sorority. Soon after college, Jane and Ted married and moved to California, since Ted was in the Navy. There their first son was born at the naval base in Port Hueneme. Then they moved to St. Petersburg, FL where Don was born and Ted’s parents were living now (away from the cold in the north) before settling in the Fort Lauderdale area where Jennie was born in 1957. Jane was a homemaker most of her life except for teaching Kindergarten a short while. She also donated her time gladly to help sew custom ballet/ dance costumes for the Atlantic Foundation for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale (formerly known as Imperial Studios on Las Olas Blvd) where her daughter trained for many years. She even boarded some of the summer dance students who came to train from afar.  She also sewed the 1st Miami Dolphin Dancing Cheerleaders costumes for famous choreographer, June Taylor (of the Jackie Gleason Show).  Most of all Jane loved her family and pets (cats, dachshunds, bloodhounds & terriers) and even fed the neighborhood cat strays.  She enjoyed her simple life with Ted and always went to Antique car shows since they owned a few, like a 1934 Packard or old convertibles and were active members in the car clubs.


A cremation and private family ceremony will be held and the family asks that donations be sent to your favorite animal rescue organization of your choice in her memory. 

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