Jane Pollock Mellen of Warm Springs, VA, passed away on April 4, 2017, in Charlottesville, VA.
Jane Maujer Pollock was born in New York City on September 18, 1930, the only child of Edward Sloane Pollock and Margaret Fletcher Pollock. She spent her childhood in New York City and Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. Jane attended boarding school at Stuart Hall School in Staunton, VA, graduating in 1948. Also in 1948, her family moved from New York to Winston-Salem, NC, which had been her mother’s childhood home. She attended Holton-Arms Junior College in Washington, DC, graduating in 1950.
Jane married Amory Mellen, Jr. in 1952. The couple resided in Winston-Salem, NC, where they were active members of the community and St Paul’s Episcopal Church. Jane was a talented interior designer, and, for many years, owner of The Bellflower Interior Design firm in Winston-Salem. In 1988, the couple made Warm Springs, VA, their home where Jane was active in the Bath County Arts Association, the Warm Springs Valley Garden Club, the Bath County Historical Society, Garth Newel Music Center and Christ Church at Union Chapel. Jane was also a very active and engaged member of the Stuart Hall Alumni Association, receiving in 2010 the Distinguished Alumni Award, created in 1967 to recognize former students who have demonstrated exceptional moral integrity, social responsibility, and philanthropic service to Stuart Hall and to their communities.
Jane is survived by her husband Amory Mellen, Jr., her daughter Terrell Mellen McDermid and son-in-law John Fairbanks McDermid of Washington, DC, her son Amory Mellen, III and daughter-in-law Ann Hunnicutt Mellen of Millboro, VA, and her two grandchildren, Terrell Elizabeth Mellen of Richmond, VA and Sarah Ann Mellen of Charlottesville, VA.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Christ Church at Union Chapel, Route 220, Carloover, Bath County, VA 24445.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Hot Springs, VA 24445.