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Elem Jones, also known to many as Lee, died peacefully on February 24, 2014 at the age of 98.

She was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi and lived there until she married Gilbert Armstrong. They first moved to Texas and then to Linda, CA where they raised two children, David Armstrong (deceased 11/29/2000) and Barbara Bolton. Lee worked for many years as a cafeteria cook for MJUSD at Cedar Lane, Linda, and Alicia. Following Gilbert's death she married Oscar Jones in 1961 and lived in Hallwood for many years before moving to Marysville, before his death in 1996. She was a member of the Hallwood Community Church of the Nazarene and in more recent years, the New Beginning Wesleyan Church in Marysville.

Lee was a wonderful cook and expert seamstress who had an ability to see a garment, then make the pattern and create the item. She also was known for her crocheting creations and homemaking skills including carpentry work. Until recently, Lee lived in Villa East in Marysville, CA. She was an active member of the Villa East Association.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister Lucille Tucker of Mississippi; stepchildren, Marge (Pat) Kilmartin, Roy (Pat) Jones and Bob Jones; grandchildren, Carol (Comer) Chilton, Shannon (Brian) Desmarais, Terry (Darryl) Nichols, and Eddy (Stephanie) Bolton; 5 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death also by one brother and two sisters.

A viewing is being held at Lakeside Funeral Home from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, March 3, 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at New Beginning Wesleyan Church, 616 C St., Marysville, CA at 1:00 pm.

Final resting place will be at Sierra View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to or to New Beginning Wesleyan Church.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014
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