Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Carol Jones

Carol Jones, formerly of Zinc Spur, died peacefully at her home in Stockton California on June 28.

Carol was born in 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Herbert and Rose Schulte. Carol went to college at Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. While at OSU, she met the love of her life and married John Jones in 1952.

John graduated from medical school, and after his internship they moved to Toledo, Ohio where he set up a private practice. John and Carol had a devoted relationship to each other, and their love spanned the decades. Carol was a busy mother to their four children, Janice, Laurel, Stuart and Case.

After the children graduated from high school and were in college, Carol and John pursued their dream of living in Sun Valley, Idaho to be with their good friends there. They built a beautiful home along a small stream, and the children, now grown and with children of their own, would come to visit and ski in the winter. They loved Sun Valley, and they made many friends.

In 1998, Carol and John moved from Sun Valley to Brentwood, California. They enjoyed retirement living in Summerset and met good friends and neighbors. After 2003, she lived her remaining years at the wonderful Assisted Living facility of Oak Creek in O'Connor Woods in Stockton, California.

Case, Carol's youngest son, died in 1995. Her beloved husband, John, died in 2001. She is survived by her three children, Janice, Laurel and Stuart, and their children Shaunda Brown, Monica Brown, Dalton Brown, Jenna Sarmento, J.T. Sarmento, Kelsey Jones, Lexi Jones, Hailey Jones, and Asher Jones. There are some personality traits that follow us throughout our lives. For Carol, she has been described as being elegant and stylish, classy, dignified, and fun-loving. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her family requests that any contribution in her honor be sent to Oak Creek Activity Fund, O'Connor Woods, 3400 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton, CA 95209.

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