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Jane Breiseth, Wife of Former President Christopher Breiseth

Jane Breiseth passed away in Ticonderoga NY on June 16 after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Christopher Breiseth and worked by his side from 1980–1983 at Deep Springs while Chris was president of the college.

Jane was born in Ticonderoga, NY, in 1940 and received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Education from Cornell University. She was a devoted mother of three girls, Abigail, Erica, and Lydia, as well as teacher, hostess, first lady and wife. In addition to life at Deep Springs, she was an indispensable partner to Chris during his tenure in academia and public service in Williamstown, MA, Springfield, IL, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Hyde Park, NY. Jane considered her greatest accomplishment to be the lives her children are leading. The entire Breiseth family greatly influenced Deep Springs students of the early 1980s, and we’re deeply sorry for their loss.