January 11, 2013
Jeane Elizabeth Gilmour-Brill died in Grass Valley, Calif., Dec. 25, 2012. She was 92.
A memorial service will take place Jan. 15, 11 a.m. at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.
Jeane was born July 31, 1920, in Oakland, Calif., to Ralph and Jessie Violet (Beale) Lloyd. She attended University High School in Oakland and graduated from UC Berkeley, where she majored in English literature and participated in competitive ice skating. She married Charles Harvey Scull in 1942 and had three children: John, Charles and Syd.
In 1956, she married Winfield S. Gilmour and established a home in Fair Oaks, where they were active in the newly formed Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church. Widowed in 2003, Jeane married Robert T. Brill in 2005, and they enjoyed a sweet and joyful union, enriched with travel, gentle humor and non-competitive pingpong in Citrus Heights. Jeane taught first grade at Harry Dewey Elementary School, Fair Oaks, from 1956 until retiring in the mid-1970s. She taught many young learners to read and delighted in continuing life-long connections with her early charges. She loved children and was a favorite teacher for countless students.
Jeane had a life-long interest in the outdoors, enjoying many family camping trips and travel adventures across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Holy Land (with FOPC), Australia and New Zealand. Hawaii was a favorite destination, and she enjoyed many excursions to the Big Island. She also loved Alaska and most recently visited the land of the midnight sun with her dear husband, Bob Brill. Jeane was an avid SF Giants fan and former booster and season ticket holder. After retirement, Jeane attended many Elderhostel trips and classes, continuing her interests in culture, astronomy, archeology and music. She enjoyed golf, playing the piano, sewing, quilting, needlecrafts and growing roses. She volunteered with FO Presbyterian Church, Altar Guild, volunteered with Citrus Heights library, shelving books and tutoring young readers, was a leader for FOPC senior field trips and was a member of the American Association of University Women.
She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Brill of Citrus Heights; sons John Scull and Charles Scull of Sacramento; daughter Syd Brown of Nevada City; brother Bob Lloyd of Stockton; grandchildren Parker Brown and Hilary Brown of Nevada City; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Ralph Lloyd and John E. (Jack) Lloyd (USN WWII veteran).