Town Square

Post a New Topic

Graham School secretary dies; services this Friday

Original post made on Jan 4, 2017

Jan Austin, the school secretary at Graham Middle School and longtime Mountain View Whisman School District employee, died on on Dec. 30, according to a statement by the district office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 11:48 AM

Comments (5)

6 people like this
Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Ellen Wheeler is a registered user.

Jan had such a warm, giving spirit. She always had a big smile and was totally in it for the kids. My deepest condolences to her family.

9 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Bylsma
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Dear Jan, rest in peace. We were so lucky to have you in our lives. You will be missed by many.

Like this comment
Posted by Milika Kaufusi
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 6, 2017 at 2:10 am

I love the attention she gives every time I visit the office. Such a lovely and friendly person who is committed to serve. My condolences to her family, Rest in peace my friend!

Like this comment
Posted by Leslie Scoren
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

As a Bubb Elem parent for the past 6 years, Miss Janet (Austin) was a light of life and fun for both children and parents. As lunch duty supervisor she was strict with the rules, but always happy to help little fingers open their stubborn thermos bottles, or settle a little dispute among benchmates. Her joyful, caring presence stood out to me from the very first year I met her in 2011 when my son was a new Bubb kinder. Through the following years I greeted her with a smile, "Hello Miss Janet!" deeply grateful at heart for her warmth and guiding presence for the kids. She's was truly a caring angel for the children of Mountain View. And now she has her wings. Stay close to us, Miss Janet, we will not forget you. You are deeply missed.

Like this comment
Posted by Patricia
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:50 am

I only met her a few times but was always so happily surprised by her warmth and sense of humor, her relaxed demeanor and the caring way she addressed the kids. She had a natural authority about her, too. It made going into the office a friendly interlude in the middle of the day. Was very sad to hear that such a nice person passed away so soon. Her spirit will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 3,567 views

Eat, Surf, Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,192 views

Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,145 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 813 views