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Jane P. (Rossi) Hinman

February 8, 1935 — January 13, 2024

Jane P. (Rossi) Hinman

* * *The Funeral Mass recording is available for viewing following the slideshow below her life story; starts at approximately 10:30. * * *

Jane Hinman, 88, of Sacramento, CA, passed peacefully at her home in the presence of family, Saturday, January 13, 2024.

Jane Phyllis (Rossi) Hinman was born on February 8th, 1935, to John Peter and Madeline Marie (Bonaguiso) Rossi in Napa, California.  Jane was an active, joyful child while growing up next to her first cousins, George, Bill and Claudette, who were more like her brothers and sister.  They remained so for the rest of their lives.  While living in Napa she attended Napa High School and enjoyed being active in the Glee Club, Pep Squad, Pom Pom Girls, Chorus, Girls State, UPSILON CHI, Rally Committee, Rifle Club, and student council as well as other clubs where she made life-long friends.  One day, while riding the bus, she met the “bus driver,” a new JC student, 2 years older than herself, named Delman Duane Hinman.  She married that bus driver on May 10th, 1955, on the same day he graduated from Officer Training school in Austin, Texas. Together, Jane and “Del” would have 4 children: David, Theresa, Larry and Brenda.  As an “Air Force family,” they would travel around the United States and Europe throughout the 60’s and 70’s, and would eventually settle in Sacramento where Del retired.

Jane was very involved in many civic and religious organizations such as, Christians in Commerce, Marriage Encounter, and worked as a Youth Minister for the Catholic Church and Activity Director at a local Board and Care Center.  After Del passed away in 2005, Jane became highly active in Sacramento’s Widowed Persons Association of California (WPAC), where she was a facilitator, Board Member and grief counselor.  While at WPAC, she made many dear friends, especially Virgil Goff, her companion who also preceded her in death.

Jane was a fearless friend and follower of Jesus Christ.  A devout Catholic, she maintained a close relationship with her Lord and Savior and would not hesitate to share her faith with family, neighbors and often, complete strangers.  She would literally walk into a grocery store, meet new people and walk away having made new friends after sharing her faith.  And the unique part about it was. . . people liked it!  Jane’s faith in Jesus was an inspiring example to everyone in the family, despite denominations.  Jane would say that one of her biggest honors was being called “Mom” or “Noni” by people who considered her family.  Her loving spirit was infectious and will be dearly missed by this world.

Jane is survived by her sons, David Hinman of Fairfield, CA and Larry (Heidi) Hinman of Atlantic, Iowa; daughters, Theresa (Paul) Myers of Sacramento, CA and Brenda (Sam) Williams of Sacramento; grandchildren, Cameron, Andrew, Adrianne, Aaron, Rebekah, Madeline, John, Danielle, Landon, Delaney, Roland, Michael, Daniel, Doug, Brody and Frank; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda Anton; first cousins, Claudette (Doug) Davison and Charlie Rossi; nieces, nephews, many god-children, and those who considered her their mother, grandmother or dear friend. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Delman Duane Hinman; parents; first cousins, George Peres and Bill Hinch; brother-in-law, Larry Hinman, and many other beloved family and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819, with a rosary service to begin at 6:00 p.m.  A funeral mass will be Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1333 58th St, Sacramento, CA 95819, followed by a reception at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 5401 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819. A committal service will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Rd. Napa, CA 94558.

Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home in Sacramento is handling Jane’s arrangements at this time.  Condolences may be left at Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home, or Roland Funeral Home Guestbook below.

Jane's Funeral Mass may be viewed by clicking the following link:  XSIGHT - Vimeo Download Link

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Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Monday, January 29, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home

5401 Folsom Blvd,, Sacramento, CA 95819

Rosary Service to begin at 6:00 p.m.

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Committal Service

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

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