Locals Remember Jane Moore

Healdsburg arts leader founded Camp Rose Players.


Longtime Healdsburg residents remembered Jane Moore this week as someone who added joy to their lives on many levels.

Moore, founder of the Camp Rose Players, died Saturday, June 30, after battling cancer. She was 77.

According to an article in the Press Democrat, Moore staged more than 100 plays in the basement of her home on the Russian River.

of Healdsburg, a Patch guest editor and writer. said he first met Moore when she and her then-husband Ben Salvon bought and operated the Camp Rose Inn on Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg. 

Moore had settled in Healdsburg in 1965, and the couple bought the inn in 1971.

"My wife Karen and I got married at Camp Rose," Kallen said.

"Jane was a really important part of the arts scene in Healdsburg for a long time," he added. "She will be missed by many."

The Camp Rose Inn closed after 10 years, after Moore and Salvon were divorced.

Moore later was remarried to Ben Moore. They converted the inn  to their home upstairs and ran plays in the basement.

To read the Press Democrat article, click here.

Keri Brenner (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I feel sad that I never knew Jane. She does sound like she was a wonderful creative spirit. Condolences to her friends and family.
Jan Anderson July 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Jane was my director at Camp Rose and a dear friend. I, along with her family and many other friends will miss her warmth, generosity, wit and charm. She was an irreplacable soul.
Christian Kallen July 06, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I met Jane Moore when I lived across South Fitch Mountain from Camp Rose, and while I never took her up on offers to try out for a play, I attended several in that little downstairs theater. When Karen and I decided (finally) to get married, in January 2006, we thought finding someplace inside made sense. It rained cats and dogs on the day we got married, but inside was warm, cozy and fun ceremony. Karen got in the pumpkin chariot from the current production of "Cinderella", I was Prince Charming (of course), and we got a local piano teacher, Michele Holland, to play "Makin' Whoopie" for the procession. It was memorable, to say the least, and Jane was so open to such unusual community use of her theater.
carol novak July 07, 2012 at 03:35 PM
All of the Camp Rose Players are grieving. We loved and respected this talented and charismatic woman so very, very much! Time and again, like a glittering magnet, she drew us in to perform her yearly plays and musicals. Her show business family became our family.... her home, our home. Janes wishes were that the "show must go on" so her immediate family, with her daughter Sue Webb as director, will continue the tradition. For this we are grateful. An era has ended. Long Live Camp Rose!
Ken Dalton July 08, 2012 at 09:28 PM
My wife and I knew, and worked with Jane, for more than twenty years. Jane was a tower of calm in what is a chaotic world. If you needed help, Jane was there. If you needed a nudge to achieve new heights, Jane knew just how hard to push. The Camp Rose family, Healdsburg, and her hundreds of friends through out the world will miss her warm, loving smile.


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