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Joan Jones, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at her home in Sioux Falls, SD. Joan was born November 25, 1931 in Susanville, CA. She graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. On December 24, 1951 she was united in marriage to John Allen Jones. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Government for 22 years. Upon retirement, she served in the full time ministry for 39 years. Throughout her life, Joan was an avid traveler and enjoyed exploring new places and meeting new people.
Joan will be deeply missed by her sister, Freda Owens, of Kona, HI; two daughters, Debra Matz and Rochelle Jones of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandsons, Brock Matz of Sioux Falls, SD and Shawn Matz of Fort Collins, CO; one uncle, Joe Ruize of Sacramento, CA; along with various nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4900 W. 49th St., in Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. www.heritagesfsd.com
Published in The Argus Leader on May 16, 2013