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Jones, Jeanne J.
February 9, 1922 - November 14, 2015. Generous spirit, good friend, loving family member, Jeanne was born Canon City, CO, daughter of Hellen S. and John M. Jacobs. After moving to Phoenix in the early 1930's, Jeanne attended Kenilworth School and Phoenix Union High School. She also attended Phoenix College, Flagstaff Teachers College (N.A.U.), and the University of Arizona. Over the years, Jeanne was active in many charitable organizations including: the Goodwill Industries Antique Sale; Phoenix Art Museum; Heard Museum, Assistance League of Phoenix; Mother's March on Polio; the Historical Societies of Arizona, Wickenberg and Phoenix, serving on the Board of Directors of many of them. She also worked on the Heart, Red Cross and Cancer Balls. She is a Life member of the Navapache Hospital and the Arizona National Livestock Show. In recent years her main focus has been on Benevilla, where she served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2012. She has received community awards from various organizations such as Benevilla, Interfaith Services, Sun Health Hospice, the Arizona Historical Society Museum, Interfaith Services and Make-A-Wish. A member of All Saints Episcopal Church from the time it was a "mission" church, she served for 12 years on the Women's Group Board and was instrumental in establishing and maintaining the Memorial Garden there, and spent many years as a Sunday School teacher. She has been a member of Church of the Advent Episcopal Church in Sun City West for the last 27 years. Survived by daughter Deborah Michels of Carlsbad, CA; son and daughter-in-law William R. and Cynthia Zellmer of Mancos, CO; granddaughter Wynona Heim (Jeremy); and three great-grand-children: Rhiannon, William and Quinn Heim of Peoria, AZ. Preceded in death by husbands Forrest Zellmer and Glenn Jones. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Church of the Advent, 131 W. Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375 or to Benevilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, AZ 85374. She will be missed by all who knew her! There will be a memorial service at Church of the Advent on November 25, 2015 at 10 am.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, 2015
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