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July 18, 2019

Jayne Elizabeth Giffin

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Jayne Elizabeth Giffin, 93, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2019, in Livermore, Calif., after suffering a stroke. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her quick mind, remarkable adventures, passion for education, and deeply-rooted faith.

Jayne was born on May 8, 1926, in Johnson City, N.Y., to William Williams and Nellie (Tompkins) Williams. Jayne was the middle of three children. She was editor of her high school newspaper, and tied for top honors in math her senior year. She was a graduate of Houghton College where she earned a B.A. in Psychology, played basketball and was a cheerleader for the men’s basketball team. Jayne earned a Master of Arts in School Administration from the University of Michigan in 1954, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from Brigham Young University in 1977.

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