January 14, 2022
Jane Walker Lindberg
1944 – 2022
Jane Walker Lindberg, 77, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away on January 8, 2022, at Navicent Coronary Care in Macon, GA.
She was born on March 22, 1944, in Newport News, VA, to Wilbur and Audrey Walker. Jane received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Old Dominion College, a Master of Fine Arts in Music History and Literature from the University of Florida, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of South Carolina.
Jane married the love of her life, Bob Lindberg, in October of 1991. Together they created Springer Controls Company in Rock Hill, SC. In 1998 they moved the company to Fernandina Beach, FL, where they have rooted themselves into the community. Together they were avid Florida Gator fans – Jane could probably be considered a Super Fan!!!
Jane’s profound love of music is evident in all of the activities she chose to do outside “the office”. She founded the Island Chamber Singers in 2004 where she was the conductor and music director. This is a mixed choral group focusing on classical repertoire and performed 2 concerts per year locally. She lead this group in a 2017 performance in Carnegie Hall and a 2019 performance at L’Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris. Shortly after forming Island Chamber Singers Jane formed the Songspinners which is a ladies only choral group that focused on contemporary music selections from jazz to popular and performed locally for events for Nassau County Counsel On Aging, Savannah Grand Senior Living, Dickens on Center – Amelia Island, FL, and many more. She has served as a music educator for Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Adjunct Professor Music History at Jacksonville University (1999-2005), and has taught courses for the Center of Lifelong Learning in Nassau County. Additionally, Jane was the music director for the New Vision Congregational United Church of Christ in Yulee, FL, where she could be heard playing music of all types and styles for the services. Perhaps Jane’s legacy will be best cemented with the work that she did with Arts Alive Nassau. AAN was established in 2012 and it’s mission is to provide free or low-cost music education for Nassau County children who have little to no access to this sort of opportunity within their schools: visual arts, choral, strings, and theatre. Her efforts were recognized in 2019 when she was named Community Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Her dedication to the music education of children cannot be better expressed than in the words so beautifully composed by Kim Rust, Program Director of AAN, and given to Jane as a Christmas gift this year:
Dr. Jane Lindberg
By Kim Rust
For the child looking for their voice You brought song
For the child who longed to create You brought art
For the child who needed a spark You lit the flame
For the child who needed to play You brought instruments
For the child who lost hope You brought light
For the child who lost joy
You brought happiness
For the children who needed a visionary
They found you
It is the music in your soul
It is the love in your heart
That changed their lives forever
Jane leaves behind her husband, Robert “Bob” Lindberg, step son’s Kent Lindberg (Kathy), Anacortes, WA, Doug Lindberg (Pam), Danville, KY, and Randy Lindberg (Kristen), Fernandina Beach, FL, grandchildren Abby, Jen, Zach, Cooper, Josef, Grace, Joshua, her sister Melinda Edwards (Wally), Umatilla, FL, and her beloved animals Duffy, Maggie May, Cleo, and Sox, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.