Jane Rasmussen
(1951 - 2012)

Jane Rasmussen

CA, United States of America
October 17, 1951

CA, United States of America
July 17, 2012

This site is dedicated to Jane Rasmussen. Jane was a human rights lawyer and advocate and a champion of the rights of women and refugees.

Jane is survived by her parents John and Louise Rasmussen, her son Juan and daughter-in-law Janelle, her twin sister Nancy and brother-in-law Jeff, her brother David and sister-in-law Sayareh, her brother Stephen and sister-in-law Thi, her niece Madison and nephew Derek.

On December 10, 2012, Jane's granddaughter Lauren Elizabeth was born to proud parents Juan and Janelle.

On September 26, 2014, Lauren's little sister Leighton Isabelle was born.

Guest Book Wall (What is this?)

Hover your mouse over the wall images to see each guest book entry.

Guest Book (30 entries)
I knew you, Blaze, Prince, and Nancy when we were young. I wish I had known you when we were grown. I was hoping to know you now that we are getting old and I'm very sorry that I didn't. Love from Lee and all the Shelties I have loved since Nina.
Lee James (Childhood friend with dog)
June 3rd, 2017
Most well remembered, Jane.

It was shocking to learn that you had passed on. I always envisaged you becoming a great grandmother. I remember our happy, sometimes frustrating times in Buenos Aires.

We spent many good week-ends, walking, enjoying yummy meals and going to the flicks. We were a good mutual support system.

We were mugged in La Boca in August 2000.

You had a health scare, came to my office shell- shocked with the terrible news. and then did not answer your phone. I went to your place and was relieved that you were as well as could be, but just 'cocooning'.

Then helped you sort and pack, and you left for Yemen. I missed you but knew you were going on to a better professional and personal life.

Now, all I can say is that for the short time we shared you were a good friend, exemplary professional, but above all one of a kind in your commitment to the disenfranchised of this world. Your light shines on.

Que descanses en Paz.

Un enorme abrazo. A

Angelica Hunt (Friend and colleague)
June 22nd, 2016
I'm glad you were able to live the meaningful life you wanted, as an international human rights lawyer. Rest in peace.
Helen Tuddenham (old friend)
July 31st, 2015
Jane, you were an inspiration to me when we were both young women. I don't know if you ever knew it.
Now, many years later, I have come to know your mother and father,. There are no words to describe how much all your family misses you.

Your spirit lives on in so many ways - through your work, your son, your granddaughters, your work colleagues. Well done!

All my love,
Miriam Shipp (political co worker a lon)
January 21st, 2015
I was driving past Red Bluff the other day, chatting with my wife (who was in my class at Boalt and knew Jane only by sight) about Jane and your wonderful family. She Googled Jane to see where her life-long commitment to justice had taken her recently. I am shocked by her death. She was first a girl, and then a woman, of extraordinary strength and moral clarity. It was an honor to know her, and to know your family.
Jim Oswald (friend from an earlier ti)
January 7th, 2015
Your Contact Details

Remember to proofread. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit.

Select an icon to go along with your message.
Standard Icon - Default (Free)

Premium Icons - Optional ($5 each)

Adding a premium icon to the memorial helps make your comment standout. You can mark a birthday, leave a flower, or just show the family or friends of the person you are thinking of them. iLasting uses the revenue generated from these icons to continually update the site.


"It has been two years since you passed over. You are gone but not forgotten. Wishing you well, Love, Dave"
Dave Rasmussen
July 18th, 2014
"Jane, What wonderful photos on this site. How beautiful you are! I love the photos of you in May 2010, and the ones of you as a youngster, with dog Blaze and family. How I wish we could all be together to celebrate your birthday. Lots of love,"
Sandy Coliver
October 18th, 2013
"In honor, love, and memory of you on your 62nd birthday. We miss you Love, Dave and Sayareh"
Dave Rasmussen
October 17th, 2013
"peregrina cara, last week, i found the photo of us taken in chile, on the trip that inspired me to write many bad novels. so i webbed the net and found not your bright persona, but your dark shadow. love, kiwito (small, flightless bird)"
michael bronshvag
August 30th, 2013
"This is a candle from very far away both in time and in distance. I was sad for you passing away without ever hugging Juan baby girl, but you were there , you are there in her and all the ones that love you !!! Bia"
Bia Brito
February 11th, 2013
"Missing you even more at this time of year when I return to the Bay Area and want to stop by and visit with you. With love and a big hug, Sandy"
Sandy Coliver
January 1st, 2013
"With love, your cousin Joyce"
Joyce Ormsby Meyer
January 1st, 2013
"Our love ıs eternal. Murphy"
Murphy Rasmussen
August 12th, 2012
"I loved you from the beginning and you will always be in my heart (and mind), Love, your sister in arms, Sayareh"
Sayareh Amirebrahimi
August 3rd, 2012
"with love, Sharon and Jack"
Sharon and Jack Hollander
July 31st, 2012


You have 250 characters left.

Share With Family & Friends


to multiple people.

Get Updates

Add your email below to be notified when visitors post to this memorial.

Share this memorial with people by sending them this link: