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Beverly Jean "Betsy" Jones

1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Beverly Jean "Betsy" Jones Obituary
Beverly Jean Jones, ""Betsy"", was born May 2, 1937 in Durango, CO to Aldo Robert Bonan and Lenora Margie Hadden Bonan. Her childhood was spent in Silverton and Durango, CO and Las Vegas, NM. The Bonans moved to Cortez to open Vita-Kist Bakery. She attended Cortez schools then Adams State University.
She married Frederick ""Fred"" Mitchell Jones of Durango on January 24, 1959. Betsy and Fred's first child, Jaye Melinda Jones, arrived November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Shon Mitchell Jones was born May 17, 1967. Shane Aldo Jones was born June 18, 1972 on Father's Day.
Betsy made the entire family shirts of the same material for family events. The Jones house was animal friendly. Betsy and Fred were church members and stakeholders of St. Barnabas and Camp Ilium. Betsy got a job as the Secretary for St. B in 1978. She was paid from 9 to noon, yet could be found there daily from at least dawn to dusk. She was active at Camp Ilium, Holy Week Laity Services and Jail Ministry.
Grandchildren received much of her time. Betsy went to Heaven Monday May 15, 2017. Survivors include: children; Jaye Melinda Jones-Daves, Shon Mitchell Jones (Amelie and Taylor), and Shane Aldo Jones (Jennifer); grandchildren Carlin Forrest Daves, Brian Powell Daves, Kortney McKayla-Kenzie Jones, Hadley Makenna-Paige Jones, Caleb Aldo Jones and Maya Elizabeth Jones; aunt Lorraine Piccoli Bonan; cousins Kolleen Bonan Howard (Mike), Shirley Brisnehan, Father Murray Bodo, and Benny Micheli; nieces Tracey Leigh Butler, Jolene Jones, Janet Jones, Terry Denison; nephews Jerrod Robert Bonan, Evan Jones, Robby Jones; sister-in-law Helen Hays, and many Bonans and Baldessari's.
Services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St. at 2:00pm. Reception to follow in Mary Blake Hall. Cards can be sent to Betsy Jones, c/o J M Jones, 1423 E. Main Suite D #224, Cortez, CO 81321.
Published in The Journal on Aug. 1, 2017
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