Gladys P. Jones

Born: Sat., May 1, 1926
Died: Tue., Oct. 5, 2010

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Gladys P. Jones - of Pendleton died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at a local care facility. She was 84 years old. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pendleton, OR, with Interment following at Olney Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Gladys Pearl Jones was born May 1, 1926 in Eleva, Wisconsin to Jul H. Julson and Mabel Calista Breese. She had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Her father was a farmer. During the depression the family had to leave their farm in Wisconsin, moving to White Bluffs, Washington, which later became Hanford, Washington. Gladys later relocated to Corrine, Utah. She married LaMar Jones in Elko, Nevada, on September 22, 1946. Gladys and LaMar became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and LaMar were sealed in the Logan temple on December 18, 1966. They had two children, LaMar Michael and Melissa Joanne. Gladys worked as a pilot car driver, and as a cook for Umatilla County Jail and Camlu Retirement Community. She also spent many years ironing for the community of Pendleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Paul, Harry and Jimmy, sisters Hilda and Lola, and her husband LaMar Jones. Gladys is survived by her sister Margaret, son LaMar Jones, daughter Melissa Bush, grandchildren; Anthony Epping, Adrienne Gibson, Devin Jones, and William Bush, as well as great-grandchildren; Halle Hopkins and Elle Epping.

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Phyllis O'Larey
   Posted Tue October 05, 2010
Aunt Gladys was truly a wonderful woman. She was my "borrowed" Aunt as she was the best friend of my mother. Gladys loved us and thought of us as her nieces. She always saw the good in everyone and was a positive role model in my life growing up. It was due to her influence that I pushed myself in all areas of my life. In the later years due to the distance between our homes, we had a wonderful telephone relationship. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of them and always talked about them and their accomplishments. I will miss talking to her. She was such a beautiful woman both inside and out. Although we lost her on earth, her friends and family that have gone before her most certainly have welcomed her into heaven.

Julie R. Kilkenny
   Posted Sun October 10, 2010
I was very sorry to hear that Gladys passed away. She and I were good friends when she ironed for me. She was very thoughtful and kind. Sincerely, Julie Kilkenny

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