In Memory: Jane Stanbrough

Jane Stanbrough passed away March 9, 2010. She is survived by her partner of 44 years, Alice Cox, and her sister, Jo Stanbrough. A long time English professor, Jane taught at Thomas Jefferson and South High Schools . She was the head of University Student Publications at University of California Systems and also worked at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, the University of Denver, where she was the editor of the English Quarterly Publication, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as an American Literature and Women’s Studies professor. In her spare time, Jane was an advocate for the preservation of animals, she enjoyed wildlife and bird watching. A memorial service is planned for April and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane’s name to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.

1 Comment on In Memory: Jane Stanbrough

  1. Jane Stanbrough was one of the most important influences on me during my formative years, and basically really taught me how to write, a skill that has served me all my life. Everyone I later talked with who took her AP English class at TJ, or who worked on the school newspaper the Journal, agreed that she was better than almost all the teachers we studied with at colleges and universities, many of these schools the best in the nation. As I write this, learning of her passing for the first time almost five years after that took place, I am completing a scholarly book centering on Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the germ of which came from her English class. Though I am now elderly, there are people to whom I still hold such great deference that I still cannot bring myself to call by their first names, such as Gordon S. Wood who taught me history at Brown. To me she will always remain “Miss Stanbrough” though I loved her dearly.

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