Note: Mary Helen Haines notes: My beloved aunt....she was taken away too soon by breast cancer. Aunt Jane hosted me at her house during one summer when I was in highschool and it is one of my favorite memories.
Jane was quite a popular girl in highschool. There are these quotes from the newspaper: "Officers' Dance Is High School Feature---Officers from every high school in Dallas were entertained at a formal dance Friday night in the Highland Park High School gymnasium...Al Avery led the grand march with Jane Hill."
and then another event "Jane Hill danced with so many poeple that it was hard to find out who was her escort."
also "Mis Jane Hill will entertain with an open house for 200 guests from 2 to 5 o'clock Sunday afternnon at her home, 5406 Junius street. The guests will be received by Miss Hill and her mother, Mrs. Joe M. Hill. ....During the afternoon, tea will be poured by Mrs. Clyde W. Gwinn, Mrs. Gordon B. McFarland, Mrs. James R. McFarland and Mrs. Durward Mahon....Out of town guests will include Miss Frances Williams of Ladonia and Miss Elizabeth Speight of Waco."
This obituary is from The Ladonia News, July 22, 1977. Mrs. Jane Hill Thaggard SAN ANTONIO- Mrs. Jane Hill Thaggard, 57, of San Antonio, wife of Dr. Alvin Thaggard and daughter of Judge and Mrs. Joe M. Hill of Dallas died June13, 1977 in a San Antonio Hospital.
Funeral services were held in Central Christian Church in San Antonio, to which she and her family had been members since 1945. Entombment is at Mission Park North, San Antonio.
She visited her grandmother, Mrs. J. F. McFarland many times in her childhood in Ladonia and later was a frequent visitor to the McFarland Homestead, owned by her parents.
She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, attended S.M.U. and was a graduate of Texas Tech University.
She was very active in church, P.T.A., Kappa Kappa Gamma Soroity, inman Christian Center and had just completed a year as president of the Bexas County Medical Auxilliary.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Alvin Thaggard of San Antonio; her parents of Dallas, two daughters Sally Drews of Fort Worth and Betsy Jane of San Antonio; two sons, Dr. Al Thaggard III of San Antonio, and Joe Hill Thaggard of Caracas, Venezuela; a sister, Anne Hill McMahan and a brother, Col. Joe McFarland Hill both of Dallas; also four grandchildren.