On February 8, 2020, Jane (Janie) Voigt entered into heaven to live eternally with her Heavenly Father. Jane is now enjoying renewed strength with family members and special friends who have gone before her.
Born Janie Marie Gommert, to loving and devoted parents Fred and Elsa Gommert, on November 26, 1941, in Bartlett, Texas. Jane was 78 years old at the time of her death. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Doris Gommert.
Jane grew up in Bartlett, Texas, and lived there until her graduation from Bartlett High School in 1960. After high school, she attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas.
Jane worked for several employers in the Austin, Texas, area over the course of her life, including the Austin Police Department, The University of Texas, and the Austin Independent School District where she was a Teaching Assistant at Cook Elementary and Wooldridge Elementary. She met many wonderful friends over the years that she had the opportunity to work with.
Since she was a young child hosting pretend tea parties for cousins and friends, Jane always had a dream of owning her own tea room. That dream became a reality in 1997, when she opened her first tea room, J’Anna Rose, inside the Antique Mall in Round Rock, Texas.
After moving to Salado, Texas, with her husband, Darrell Voigt in 2001, she soon opened her second tea room, Ambrosia, in downtown Salado. This was truly a dream come true for Jane! She absolutely loved planning the menus, decorating, preparing the food, and serving her guests on elegantly adorned china plates accompanied by hot tea in pretty china cups. She was especially known for her delicious scones and cheese wafer appetizers. Jane believed that our world had become much too fast paced and wanted Ambrosia to be a place where friends and families could gather and visit while not being rushed and hurried.
Jane loved to cook and bake, especially for others. Jane was taught to cook by her mother who also shared her gift of hospitality with her. Jane prepared food that was not only delicious, but also attractively presented. She authored two wonderful cookbooks, Ambrosia Tea Room Cookbook and More Recipes from Ambrosia Tea Room.
Furthermore, Jane was gracious and kind. She brought joy to others and brightened many people’s lives. She was very creative and talented in many ways. She had beautiful handwriting and taught herself calligraphy. She lovingly crafted many special documents and addressed many an envelope in her gorgeous calligraphy. Jane always loved flowers and plants. She had great success growing most any type of plant and had a talent for designing attractive bouquets and floral arrangements.
Jane was truly a blessing to her family who loved her dearly. She is survived by her husband, Darrell; her daughter, Paige (Jolly) Cantrell and husband, Tommy; her son, Cory Jolly and wife, Justin; her grandchildren, Courtney Cantrell, Presley Jolly, Tyler Cantrell, and Jett Jolly; her sister, Joyce Brooks; and many cousins, loved ones, and friends.
Jane’s service will be held at the Chapel at Broecker Funeral Home in Salado, Texas, on Saturday, February 15, 2020. There will be a visitation time at 10:00 am, with the service at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bartlett, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her name to New Hope Baptist Church, P. O. Box 377, Jarrell, Texas 76537 or Triple 7 Baptist Fellowship, 1501 Riverside Dr., Killeen, Texas 76542.
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