JONES (nee Ellehill)
Feb. 16, 1929 – July 22, 2012
We are sad to announce her passing following a courageous battle against cancer.
Leona was born in Trochu Alberta to Melissa and Harry Ellehill. Growing up on a farm west of Huxley with her brother Ivan, Leona enjoyed the farm life and learned all the operations of farming. She enjoyed going to a small country school on horseback which took her to work in the banks in Calgary, Three Hills and finally Stettler. Here she met her husband of 58 years W.D. Vernon Jones at a Sadie Hawkins dance, they eventually married and together they raised their sons; they will cherish her memory forever, Darrell (Rochelle) in Calgary with grandchildren Joshua (Leah), great granddaughters Scarlett and Vera in Duncan BC, Colby in London, England, Rheann (Kyle) in Calgary; Larry (Laurie) in Morgan Mill, Texas with step daughters Trish and Suzanne.
Leona was a long standing member of the United Church Women (UCW) and the Royal Canadian Ladies Auxiliary Legion. She was the bookkeeper at the Red Head Gas Station and many years at Master Feeds until retiring. She enjoyed her retirement working in her garden, spending many winters with good friends making patchwork quilts. She had the opportunity to travel to many destinations around the world to visit her and Vernon’s families and be with her sons and their families through their many adventures.
We will miss her beautiful smile, compassion and endless energy.
Funeral services were held at Stettler United Church on Tuesday July 31st 2012 at 2:00 PM with Rev. David Denholm officiating. Pianist was Lorraine Coulthard playing for the lovely hymns Amazing Grace and God Be With You. Family friend Faye Voz shared the tribute, good memories and graces. Honorary pallbearers were Dale and Sue Cameron, Gail and Arthur Christiansen, Margaret Eden, Dolly Voz and Muriel and Gerald Scheerschmidt.
Following the funeral service family and friends gathered together in the C.E. Wing of the Stettler United Church for a time of further sharing and refreshments provided by the Stettler United Church Women.
The interment will take place in the Trochu Cemetery, Trochu, Alberta at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer – Red Deer Clinic or SHSF (Stettler Health Services Foundation) in care of the Stettler Funeral Home.
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STETTLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
For further information please call 403 742 3422.