Jane Carlisle (Maryjane Silver Carlisle), a Santa Barbara resident for more than 60 years, passed away peacefully early Friday morning November 23, 2018 from complications of COPD. She was 82 years old. She is survived by her brother Tom, children Tamara Carlisle and Joseph Carlisle, grandchildren Ashley, Megan and Zoey, and great grandchildren JD, Dru and Kody.
Born of Quaker parents in Philadelphia, PA in 1936, Jane moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB as an undergraduate. She earned Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in counseling and psychology there, and became a licensed psychologist. She worked at the Counseling Center (now Counseling and Psychological Services) at UCSB for over 40 years, retiring when she was 72. She then worked part time for Behavioral Health in Santa Barbara until just weeks before she died. She has counseled and changed the lives of tens of thousands of people, and was a role model and supervisor to generations of counselor trainees.
Jane was a woman of wide ranging interests and avocations. She spent many years as a weaver, and was also an amateur photographer, a rock hound, an artist, and a rock art enthusiast, to name just a few of her interests. She was an avid traveler, spending many years exploring the American southwest, traveling often to Europe, and exploring parts of South America, Australia, and Africa.
As a friend and colleague, she was beloved by all. She was unstintingly generous, kind to everyone, and a gentle and wise friend. She will be missed tremendously, but remain a light in our hearts forever.
There will be an informal gathering in her honor at her house Saturday, December 1, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.
If you wish to honor Jane Carlisle, in lieu of flowers you can make a small donation in her name to the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara.