Longtime Harbor resident Jane Howard Fales Goldberg, 71, died peacefully July 27, 2020, at her home in Aberdeen. She had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2018.
Born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Hartford, Conneticut, she was the only child of Kenneth and Dr. Martha (Howard) Fales. The family lived in Medford and Framingham, Maine, before moving to Bellevue, Washington, in 1959. She graduated from Sammamish High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism from the University of Washington four years later.
That same year, she married Aberdeen native Larry Goldberg, and the couple moved to the Harbor, as he joined his family’s furniture business. For several years, she worked as a reporter and assistant editor for The Daily World. Jane also served for 20 years on the Aberdeen School Board, including several terms as board chair. Her other activities included the board of the local American Red Cross chapter and numerous projects in support of her children’s activities. She was active with Temple Beth Israel, the local Jewish congregation.
In 1990, she became the public relations director at Grays Harbor College, a job she held until health issues forced her to retire.
In addition to her husband Larry, she is survived by their four children; Amy Goldberg Rowley (Scott), Olympia, Washington; Carrie Goldberg (Tor Ekeland) Brooklyn, New York; David Goldberg (JJ), Seattle and Lauren Goldberg (Ramon Wilson) Los Angeles; and five grandchildren: Elli and Livvy Rowley of Olympia; Holden, Hattie and Charlie Goldberg of Seattle.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider donating to a cause that will make a difference in the lives of others.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.