Alice May Jones

Alice May Jones passed away May 26, 2014 in Scott Town­ship, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

She was born March 16, 1928 in Ord, Nebraska, the only child of Ernest Melvin Hill and Helen Kjer­s­tine John­son. Her father was a cloth­ier who lost his busi­ness in the Depres­sion and returned to farm­ing; he died when she was five. Her mother was a teacher.

She attended Sheri­dan High School (Wyoming), Hast­ings Col­lege (Nebraska), and Glen­dale Col­lege, where she received an AA degree. She majored in art and stud­ied music, lan­guages, and literature.

On Sep­tem­ber 21, 1949, she mar­ried Carl Lawrence Jones. They raised five chil­dren in the San Fer­nando Val­ley and Simi Val­ley. She started a nurse’s reg­istry, and later pur­sued arts and crafts, includ­ing paint­ing, macramé, cro­chet, knit­ting, and wood­work­ing. She liked to travel. On one of her trips, she fell in love with Albu­querque, New Mex­ico, where she retired with her hus­band. After Carl’s death in 2003, she lived with and near her chil­dren in Cal­i­for­nia, North Car­olina, and Pennsylvania.

She was pre­ceded in death by a daugh­ter, Jana Jones. She is sur­vived by four chil­dren: Jacque­line Abra­ham of Swiss­vale, Penn­syl­va­nia; Jonathan Jones of Acton; James Jones of Simi Val­ley; and Jor­dan Jones of Raleigh, North Car­olina; as well as three cousins, seven grand­chil­dren, five step grand­chil­dren, and six great grandchildren.

A com­mem­o­ra­tion will be held at 10 a.m. Wednes­day, June 4th, at the Rose Fam­ily Funeral Home, 4444 Cochran St, Simi Val­ley. Inter­ment will fol­low at Oak­wood Memo­r­ial Park, 22601 Lassen St, Chatsworth. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily requests dona­tions be made to the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion at http://act.alz.org/goto/alicejones

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