Virginia S. Jones
Virginia S. Jones of Cedaredge died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at her residence. She was 77.A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 21, at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge, with the Rev. Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford officiating. Burial followed at Cedaredge Cemetery.She was born Virginia S. Vagneur on Dec. 2, 1925, in Portland, Ore., to James and Eura (Layton) Vagneur. She attended school at Woody Creek and Aspen and graduated from Rio Blanco High School in Meeker with the class of 1943. She continued her education at Blair Business College in Colorado Springs.She married Ernest Lee Jones on March 14, 1948, in Denver. They moved to Woody Creek, where they eventually bought the Woody Creek Store. They also built and operated the Woody Creek mobile home park in conjunction with their store. Mrs. Jones retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years, after serving as the Postmistress in Woody Creek for 25 years.In 1978, the couple sold their businesses and moved to Cedaredge. Possessing an astonishing spirit of generosity and compassion over the span of more than 50 years of marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Jones had an extraordinary impact on the lives of many individuals a practice Mrs. Jones continued right until the end of a full and exemplary life.Mrs. Jones was a member of the Delta and Aspen Elks Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles in Aspen, the Moose Lodge of Grand Junction and the Order of Eastern Star. She en-joyed cooking, reading, fishing, playing pinochle, hunting and camping.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Jones, on Dec. 3, 2000. Mrs. Jones is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Clark and Sherry Jones of Murdock, Kan., and Kent and Jami Jones of Loma; by a daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Kenny Copple of New Orleans, La.; and by grandchildren Amanda Jones of Murdock, Kan., Andrew Copple and Brady Copple of New Orleans, and Dakota Jones, Kali Jones and Levi Jones of Loma.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or the family wishes that time or money be donated in Mrs. Jones memory to a church or the community. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory of Delta is in charge of arrangements.
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