Evelyn Jane Mecredy, she went by “Jane”, was born in Roanoke VA in 1931 to Evelyn Keeter and Henry Edwards Mecredy. She graduated from Richmond Professional Institute with a degree in Fine Arts. In 1959 she moved to Denver, Colorado where she met Jerome Vass, got married and had 3 children. From 1969-1988 she lived in Telluride and owned an art gallery, framing studio and antique dealership. She was instrumental in the Telluride Arts & Humanities and promoted cultural events such as the Chamber Music Festival. In 1988 she moved to Dolores.
All Jane’s life, she painted superb watercolor and oil landscapes. Known as a good listener with a sense of humor, she was a strong, independent woman who lived life by her own rules… She was working on a painting just 5 days before she passed. She was loved dearly by family and friends, far and wide.
Service at Dolores Methodist Church, Thursday Jan 11, 2pm