It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Mary Jane Perez. Better known as. “Ms. Jane” throughout the community. She became our angel in Heaven on New Years' Eve 2020.
Ms. Jane joined her beloved Husband, Martin Lecher, her Mom (Mary Jane Bare Perez) and Dad (Benjamin Perez) and her brothers and sister along with her infant daughter.
Ms. Jane Perez was an angel here on Earth. She was born on December 11, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Jane’s mother had passed away when Jane was only 17 years old. As a result, Ms. Jane selflessly took on the responsibility to raise her younger siblings, who were only 4 and 5 years old at the time. She dedicated all of her young adult life being a mother to her siblings and she continued caring for them throughout their lives.
On April 20. 1967, Jane married the love of her life, Martin H Lecher (Marty). They married after 2 weeks of dating and spent their life together until Marty passed away 27 years later. Jane and Marty relocated to the Austin area in Texas in the 1970s as Marty was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force. During that time, Jane had two children Ben and Melonie. Jane was such a strong woman as she raised her children during times of deployment. Soon after Marty was discharged, they decided to make their permanent home in Cedar Park, Texas.
Jane’s legacy started in the 1980s. She had founded Ms. Jane’s School of Dance. For 23 years, she had touched the lives of countless students. Ms. Jane’s School of Dance earned several awards throughout the years. However, it was really about was the love and care that Jane had shown to all of her students. She never rejected anyone based on inability to pay or lack of transportation. She always made sure that anyone who wanted to dance was able to participate; no matter what the circumstance. Ms. Jane’s school of dance was more than just a dance studio. It was a place for students to gain confidence in themselves as Ms. Jane treated everyone with kindness and love. After all of these years, Ms. Jane still received phone calls, notes of appreciation, and hugs from former parents and students.
Jane had also been an active member at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Park, Texas, where she was known for her service and charity for over 30 years.
Jane leaves behind son, Ben Lecher and his wife, Maria Lecher; daughter, Melonie Lecher Langer and her husband, Jon Langer; and brother Ron Perez and his wife, Renee. In addition, Jane was a loving Nana who was so proud of her grandchildren, Natalie Lecher, Marty Butler, and Aiden Butler. Jane also left behind so many loving friends who had become family. Her home and her heart were always open. Jane left us with the lessons of kindness, warmth, patience, and that love is unlimited. We are all grateful for Jane’s life. We look forward to the day that we can join her in Heaven.
Jane will always be dancing in our hearts and her footprints in our souls.
A life celebration gathering will be held at a later date.
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