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Obituary - Elizabeth H. Jones

Elizabeth H. Jones

Date of Passing: July 11th, 2010

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Elizabeth H. (Betty) Jones, 91, of Waterville, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Lutheran Care Home, with her family by her side. Betty was born May 7, 1919, in Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales, the daughter of the late Thomas and Olwen Davies Leek. She was raised and attended schools in Blaenau, Ffestiniog, North Wales. There, Betty met and married David E. Jones on May 27, 1944. In 1948, they immigrated to America, settling in Waterville. Betty worked at the Waterville Central School District as Treasurer and Accounts Clerk for 26 years, retiring in 1984. Together she and Dave enjoyed their retirement til his passing in 2000. Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waterville, where she served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. She was also a proud member of the St. David's Society of Utica and sang in the St. David's choir for 22 years. Betty is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Craig Deans of Clinton, Iola and Terry Idzi of Waterville, Glenys and Richard Williams of Cazenovia and Megan and Joel Gelb of Downingtown, PA; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jillian Gelb of Downingtown, PA, Alecia Gelb of Atlanta, GA, Ann and Dennis Bushneck of Cazenovia, David and Kirsten Idzi of Chapel Hill, NC and Barry and Alyson Deans of Seattle, WA; two great-grandchildren, Calvin Idzi and Isabell Bushneck; and many nieces and nephews in England, Wales and the United States. Besides her loving husband, she was predeceased by her grandson Robert Deans. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 am at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with Pastor Ed Townsend officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Kirkland. A calling hour will be held Wednesday from 10-11, prior to the service. "We will miss you, Nain."

Condolences:

Dear Megan and all the Jones families, I was saddened to hear that your mother had passed away. She was one of the great ladies of Waterville. I have fond memories of her and your Dad, too. With Love & Prayers, Martha
Martha Cleary Sorce

To the Jones girls and family, I have not known your mother that long but very much enjoyed visiting her at the Home. At first her wonderful memory helped me in my genealogy research on our common relationship but over time, it was her wonderful disposition and warm personality that I came to know. May the God richly Bless you in this time of loss.
Duane Roberts

Thank you all for the kind and thoughtul words about my mom. Indeed she was very special. Megan
Megan Gelb

We are sorry that we can't be with you all today. Our thoughts are with you and we are sharing your sorrow.
Trevor & Sandra

Dearest Megan and family - I just wanted you to know that I will never forget your mom and dad. All the times you took us swimming in their pool and how much I loved to listen to your mom talk with her beautiful accent and all her wonderful stories. God bless you all :) Sheri Salm-Brennan
Sheri Salm Brennan

Megan and family - Just wanted to let you know I think of you all often. Your Mom was a very sweet lady and always made me feel welcome and comfortable. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Carla
Carla Kutzuba

To the Jones Girls and families - I am truly sorry for your loss. What a great mom you had - her door, both at school and home, was always open and we were welcomed like we were family. I have such fond memories of this wonderful lady.
Gayle Donovan Ladd