September 25, 1949 – August 9, 2013
Obituaries » JEAN JONES
JONES, JEAN NEWTON, 88, of Barre Town, died August 9, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Her family was at her bedside. Born in Moretown on April 3, 1925, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Etta (Neill) Newton. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1942. On September 25, 1949, she married the love of her life, Maurice T. Jones, in the Barre Congregational Church. Following their marriage, they made their home in St. Johnsbury, West Burke, Montpelier, and moved to their present residence in 1957 to establish the Jones Compound. She had worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the former Beaulieu Oil Co. in Barre. Jean enjoyed flowers and gardening, her berry patch, mowing her acreage on her “Jean Deere” tractor, bowling, square dancing, hand work, cooking and entertaining Jennifer and Jessica Pinkans, her cross-the-road neighbors. She was a longtime member and supporter of the Barre Congregational Church. Besides her husband, Maurice, she leaves three nieces, Nancy Audet and husband, Alonzo, of Milan, Ohio, Jody Jones of Newark, Del., and Elizabeth Jones of Burlington; as well as her nephew, Christopher Jones and his girlfriend, Stephanie Walker, of Granville; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Wayne Newton.