Dorothy Mae Jones
Dorothy Mae Jones passed away April 23, 2015, at the age of 93, one month shy of her 94th birthday. She fondly returned to West Seattle and lived the last 5 ¼ years of her life at Providence Mount St. Vincent, a skilled nursing facility. We are very grateful for the wonderful care she received at PMSV.
Dorothy was born on May 23, 1921 in Crawford, Nebraska. She was raised on a ranch, attended a boarding school, and completed 2 years of college. She was very proud that she was able to attend college, and wore her class ring proudly. Along with her sister Maxine, brother Dick, father Raymond Simons, and half-sisters Zonna and Dionne, she moved to Seattle. She married her high school sweetheart from Nebraska, Chester Jones. Together they lived in West Seattle and raised one son, Dicky. She worked for many years at Bartell’s drug store in West Seattle.
Chet and Dorothy retired to Whidbey Island, where they built their dream home at Possession Shores. They enjoyed a beach life filled with many longtime friendships and a fabulous water and mountain view. She treasured her trip to Europe in 1980 with her niece Diana, which included a visit to Amsterdam, Rome and the Vatican. She was very proud that her great nephews Darin and Douglas were born on her birthday, and that she was the Matron of Honor in the wedding of her great niece Kristin. Dorothy and Chet were very active in their local community, annual county fair, Rod and Gun Club, and at St. Hubert Catholic Church. Dorothy lived at the Garden Court Retirement facility in Everett for several years following her life on Whidbey Island.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, husband, sister and brother. She will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and family members. Everyone will remember Dorothy (and her fashionable hats) as the life of the party, someone you could confide in and laugh with. Dorothy was a proud person, a person of service (tutoring children), who loved her Catholic faith, and who taught us all how to live a faith-filled life. Thanksgiving dinners will never be the same.
Her celebration of life service will be held at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Langley on June 13 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.
“Love is the most important thing” — Dorothy Jones 4/21/2015