Mary Jane Mitchell was born on October 11, 1918 in Oxnard and is turning 100. She was raised in Somis and graduated from Oxnard High School. Her father was the manufacturer of the Ventura Bean Planter used by farmers in Ventura County, across California and in other agricultural states. At Ventura College she met Jack Tobias and they were married in 1939.
While Jack was farming in Saticoy, Jane was a stay at home mom raising their three children, Carole (deceased), Bob and Steve. Together she and Jack were active in Saticoy Community Church and Saticoy Lions and traveled extensively. Jack passed away in 1988 so Jane got even more active in Ventura Missionary Church, taking missions trips well into her 70s. Jane in still living in the family home on their ranch in East Ventura. A family celebration was held for her on October 6th at the ranch home of her son Steve and daughter-in-law Roxann. .