The Rev. Jane Thomson MacColl died July 1, 2016, after a brief illness and a life of championing family, communities and those in need.
Born in New York, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1928, to Dorothy and Joe Thomson, Jane graduated from Hunter College High School (1946) and Smith College (1950). Shortly after, she met a seminary student, W. Stewart MacColl. In 1952 they were married and lived at Union Seminary while he completed his education. She was always an essential partner in the mission and faith of the Presbyterian congregations she and Stewart served in Highland, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Wilton, Conn.; and Spring, Texas.