||Jones Family Obituaries
Frances (Jones) Eckart
From: Barbara Hatch, September 25, 2008
This was my Dad's oldest living sister. Of all the siblings, only Aunt Francis and Dad served in WWII.
Frances Jones Eckart
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Frances Jones Eckart, 86, passed away on Sept. 16th, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Frances was born May 21st, 1922 to Roy and Marjorie Wilson Jones, in Douglas Township in North Dakota. She moved from there to Washington at the age of sixteen. She attended Wapato High School. After graduation she went to Seattle to work at Boeing. She made blueprints for the war effort and worked there for a year. She went to California and worked for Disney Studios for a short time and then enlisted in the army. She did six months training at Fort Ogalthorp, Georgia. From there she went to Fort Richie in Maryland where she worked in Military Intelligence. She did drawings for classroom instructors for the War Department. Later she worked for the Pacific Military restoring letters and war information. All of the work she did was highly classified. She met Walter Eckart there and they later married.
In private life she went on to an illustrious career in illustrating children's books and also enjoyed great success in the fine arts world. She recently won a first place award in a national art contest sponsored by the Veterans of War Association.
Frances is survived by sons . . ., and five grandchildren; one brother, Harry (Lois) Jones, and two sisters, Lea (Fred) Rowland and Mavis (Lee) Willson.
She is preceded in death by her husband Walter, her parents Roy and Marjorie Jones and brothers Paul and Harvey Jones and sisters Ann Hover and Hazel Domas.
She will be buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota with full military honors.
Ada Jones Griffin
Idaho Statesman.com, Boise, Idaho, 20 Dec 2008
Ada Botilda Jones Griffin
Ada Botilda Jones Griffin, 95, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. Viewing will be held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at Cloverdale Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Christian Marien officiating. A light meal will follow at the church fellowship hall with interment at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.
Ada was born July 7, 1913 on the homestead of her parents, Reuben Pettijohn and Isabel Uglum Jones, near Tioga, N.D. [[Ada's mother had taught school in the area and tutored Ada through the first grade. Beginning in the fourth grade, Ada ardently studied piano. Ada completed her education in Tioga in 1931. At the time Ada was ready for college, the banks had closed and the country was in the throes of the Great Depression. Four years of college seemed like an impossibility. Fortunately, three weeks before school was to start, Ada's aunt, who worked at Columbia University in New York, sent two hundred dollars - enough to get her going. Ada was admitted to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she pursued a major in English and a minor in public school music. She earned a piano certificate and was chosen to sing in the a cappella choir - one of the most exhilarating experiences of her life.
After teaching English and music in Epping, N.D., Ada decided to go to a private business school in Minneapolis and become qualified to teach commercial subjects. She later taught at Adams and Sauk Centre, Minn. During these summers, she was employed by the business school. It was through the head of the business school that Ada learned of a teaching position at Boise Junior High (later named North Jr. High). She sent for the job application, and a letter of recommendation was sent by night letter. In about a week, Ada's life had taken a drastic change. She came to Boise on a troop train in 1943. Ada knew Boise was the place for her. It is in Ada County; there was an Ada Street and an Ada Theater; and one of the first people she met was Ada Wood. This is the way the Holy Spirit works, and Ada knew full well that she owed God many thanks for His guidance in making important decisions in her life.
The third year of teaching at North (1945) brought more blessings. Ada's future husband, Roy Griffin, was discharged from the Air Force and returned to his position at North Jr. High. After Christmas, Ada decided she wanted to learn something fun. Ada discovered Roy was running the rope tow when she went skiing at Bogus Basin. From then on, Ada made many ski trips to Bogus with Roy. On July 7, 1946, Roy asked her if she'd like her birthday present; an engagement ring! Roy and Ada were married in Austin, Minn., on Aug. 15, 1946, and had a happy life together for forty six years. Ada taught private piano lessons at home for 20 years. In 1965 she took an administrative position at South Junior High School; then in 1969 she returned to teaching for twelve years at Borah High School, retiring in 1981. In addition to her many teaching positions, Ada found time to do a great deal of sewing and baking for her family. Roy and Ada enjoyed many trips in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. After Roy's accidental death in 1992, Ada visited the North Cape of Norway, Israel and Egypt. It was at about this time she accepted an invitation from the Concordia College Choir alumni to perform at Carnegie Hall.
For eight years (1985-1992), Roy and Ada spent the three winter months in Yuma, Ariz. Motor home living was a delight! Survivors include their children: Janet Morrissey of Portland, Bob Griffin of Boise, Omeda Miller (Larry) of Portland and two grandchildren: Valerie Kolwitz (Dael) and Janelle Miller of Portland. Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Griffin; parents, and sisters, Lila Campbell and Gertrude Sollie. The family would like to thank the fabulous staff at Valley View Assisted Living where Ada had lived since August of 2006. She felt very much "at home" among the Valley View community. Memorial donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2920 Cassia St., Boise, ID 83705 or the charity of your choice.
George W. Jones
From Barbara Hatch, 18 Jan 1998
G.W. JONES DIES [Obituary]
George Washington Jones was born in Wisconsin about seventy-five years ago and departed this life Sunday, Dec. 23, 1917, death probably being due to heart failure.
He and his adopted son Geo. had eaten Sunday dinner at the Mont Hutchins home and were returning home when Mr. Jones dropped dead just as he reached the gate, the walk having proved too much for a man of his age and physic.
His father served in three wars and he himself served in the Civil War. For the last several years he and his son George have lived on the ranch on Lytle creek about twelve miles from Hulett.
Three sons and three daughters remain to mourn his loss besides Crook county friends.
Interment was made in Miller Creek Cemetery, Wed. Dec. 26th, Rev. J.M. Brown conducting the services.
Paul Steven Jones
Yakima Herald Republic, Thursday, November 10, 2005
Paul Steven Jones
Merritt Funeral Home
OMAK - Paul Steven Jones, 85, of Harrah died Tuesday November 8, 2005 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Washington.
Paul Steven Jones was born July 8, 1920 in Douglas, North Dakota to Marjorie Alice Wilson and Lester Leroy Jones. Paul was educated in a one-room schoolhouse in Douglas, North Dakota. In 1937 during the Depression, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp. He went on to join the Army Air Corp where he served his country valiantly in World War II as a Staff Sergeant aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber. While flying over Germany, his aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed at Ramsel, Belgium. In 2005, the town of Ramsel-Herselt honored the crew with a remembrance ceremony for their help in the liberation of their town.
While stationed in Rantoul, Illinois he attended a dance and met Peggy Jean Stewart. After a brief courtship, the two were married on August 11, 1945 in Rantoul, Illinois. After completing his service with the Army Air Corp, the couple moved to the Yakima Valley.
Paul farmed in the valley for a few years and then was employed by the Mount Adams School District, where he worked as a janitor, bus driver and mechanic from 1959 – 1981. He was an active member in the Harrah community, where he served as a Harrah city councilman, member of the Harrah Grange, Chief of the Harrah Fire Department, and member of the Harrah American Legion for over 53 years.
As a member of the Harrah community, Paul was known for his kindness and generosity. During Christmas, he gathered and delivered donations of food, clothing and toys to families in the Harrah, Brownstown and White Swan area. To many Harrah "youngsters" he will be remembered as the Santa in the park. Paul delighted in selling tickets during the Harrah Sugar Beet/Fall Festival and was honored to have served one year as the Grand Marshal of the parade.
Paul, Peggy and their four daughters enjoyed spending time together in the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman who loved to fish in lakes, rivers and streams throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was known for his beautiful jewelry created from the Ellensburg Blues, which he and Peggy spent many hours gathering.
Paul is survived by four daughters, . . . ; grandchildren . . . .; 15 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mavis (Lee) Willson, Frances Eckart, Harry (Lois) Jones, and Leah (Fred) Rowland. He was preceded in death by wife Peggy Jones, sisters Georgia Jones, Hazel Domas, Ann Hover and brothers, Steven Jones and Harvey Jones.
Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 10, 2005 at Merritt Funeral Home in Wapato. The funeral service will be 9:00 a.m. on Friday Nov. 11th at the Harrah Grace Brethren Church in Harrah. Military Honors will be conducted by the Yakama Warriors Association in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato. Merritt Funeral Home has been asked to care for arrangements.
From Krista L Ottino, 3 Dec 1995
Subject: Jones Obituary
I found both the death notice and a beautiful obituary for your Reuben Jones!
There is also a nice card of thanks from the family published on the same page as the obituary.
Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald, Monday, 29 July 1957, p. 9; Deaths
R. P. Jones
R. P. Jones, 75, died Saturday afternoon at his home, 1100 Medary, after suffering a heart attack.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel and three daughters, Mrs. Roy Griffin (Ada), Boise, Idaho; Mrs. John Campbell (Lila), Crookfield, Ill., and Mrs. Warren Jacobson (Gertrude), Austin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.
Austin (Minnesota) Daily Herald, Thursday, 1 August 1957, p. 2; Obituaries
1882 Reuben P. Jones 1957
Reuben P. Jones was born April 21, 1882 at Eagle Grove, Iowa, the son of George W. and Eliza Liscolm Jones.
He attended rural school in Iowa and in 1893, moved from Eagle Grove to a homestead at Tioga, N. D. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Tioga.
On Dec. 22, 1909 he was united in marriage with Isabel Uglaum at Stanley, N. D. Mr. Jones was engaged in farming until 1944, when he entered the real estate business in Austin. He resided at 1100 Medary.
Mr. Jones died July 27, 1957, at his home after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. July 31 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Rev. Arthur L. Swenson officiating. Internment was in Oakwood Cemetery with the Worlein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Isabel; three daughers, Mrs Roy Griffin (Ada), Boise, Idaho, Mrs. John Campbell (Lila), Brookfield, Ill., and Mrs. Warren Jacobson (Gertrude), Austin; two sisters, Mrs. I. A. Knight (Ona), Weaubleau, Mo., and Mrs. George Knott (Neva), Walla Walla, Wash; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Out of town persons attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Griffin, Janet, Robert and Omeda, Boise; Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, Barbara and John, Brookfield; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Jones; Mrs. M. O. Peterson, Wyndmere, N. D.; Mrs. Hubert Christianson, Fessenden, N. D.; Charles Stillman, Emmetsburg, Iowa; Ernest Stillman, Clear Lake, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Uglum, Mrs. Iver Uglum, Mrs. Conrad Schissel and children, Adams; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Torgerson, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jacobson, Hartland, Minn; Mrs. Russell Peterson, Mrs. Stanley Peterson, New Richland, Minn; Mrs. George Lewer, Waseca; many other friends from Adams, Elkton, Lyle and Minneapolis.
Neva (Jones) Knott
Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, Washington, 5 May 1985; Washington State Library microfilm
Neva Knott, 97, of 1317 W. Kennewick Ave, died Friday at Kennewick General Hospital.
She was born in Iowa and taught school in North Dakota, where she and her husband George Knott homesteaded.
They moved to Washington in 1924 and settled in Walla Walla in 1954. Mrs. Knott moved to Tri-Cities in 1975.
Survivors include sons Henry Knott, Corvalis, Ore., and Gordon Knott, Kennewick; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren [I count 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren—4 for Gordon, 3 for Norman].
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Walla Walla.
Lottie Woodmark (Charlotte Jones Woodmark)
1939 Obituaries Provided by Paul Porter, 19 Aug 2003
LOTTIE WOODMARK TAKEN BY DEATH
Rites Conducted Sunday for Resort Operator
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Emmanuel Lutheran church in Shell Lake township for Mrs. Lottie E. Woodmark, [unreadable numbers], a former resort operator at Island Lake who passed away December 5 in Milwaukee, Wis. Rev. Gulbranson officiated at the rites.
Mrs. Woodmark was born February 13, 1885, near Whittemore, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones. Her husband, A. L. Woodmark, preceded her in death. For the last three months she had been living with her son, Glenn, in Milwaukee.
She leaves one son, Glenn, a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Grace) Vogel of Putnam, Connecticut, the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Anna Hayer, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Ona Knight, Weableau, Mo.; Tioga [sic - should be Reuben ], and Henry, Wyndmere, N. D., and Neva of Washington.
The following foster brothers and sisters are also living: John Kitts, Detroit Lakes; R. R. Kitts, Bismarck, N. D.; Thomas Kitts, Gaston, Ore.; Harry, Will, and Charles Weaver, Lake Park; Mrs. A. J. McKinley, Tiler, Idaho.
RESORT OPERATOR CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. Lottie Woodmark Of Island Lake Summer Colony Succumbs In Milwaukee.
Mrs. Lottie Woodmark, who has operated a resort of cottages and cabins on Island lake for the past 10 years, passed away Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wis., according to word received here.
She succumbed at the home of her son, Glen Woodmark.
The remains will be brought to Detroit Lakes for last rites and burial.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. from the Shell Lake church, and burial will be in the cemetery there. The body is at Englund's Furneral home.
Mrs. Woodmark has no relative in the Detroit Lakes community but possessed many friends in lake country.
Marie (Ream) Woodmark
Star Tribune Obituaries 2 Dec 2011
Marie R. Woodmark
Woodmark, Marie R. Age 91 of Denver, CO. died February 15, 2007 after suffering a massive stroke on February 1, 2007. She is survived by niece Margaret Cullen of Lincoln, NE; Suzie Cullen of Flandreau, SD; and nephew John F. Cox of Lincoln, NE; step daughters, Sharon Porter of Bloomington, MN, Nancy Hanson of Washburn, WI, Eileen Jellison of Annapolis, MD, and Susan Banholzer of Bloomington, MN; and numerous grandchildren; great nieces; and nephews. Mrs. Woodmark was born May 12, 1915 in Minneapolis. She was married to Glenn E. Woodmark who preceded her in death on January 10, 1990. She was active in the aviation insurance field for several years until she joined her husband in their manufacturing company, producing cabinetry and metal components for the computer industry and the U.S. Government. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday February 27, 2007 at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapels Inc. 5801 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls MN 55419 (612) 861-6088. Viewing from 12-1 PM. Memorial Service from 1-1:45 PM. Interment will follow immediately at Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, MN at approximately 2:15 PM. Marie's mother and father are interred there as well. Memorial Contributions to Salvation Army or American Cancer Society.
Published in Star Tribune on February 21, 2007 [Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota]