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Joan Kathleen Jones


06/18/1924 - 05/04/2015 Obituary
Joan Kathleen Jones Obituary
Visitation for Joan Kathleen Jones will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 5 - 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Hillcrest Memorial Park on 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. at 9:30 am. 
Joan, 90, was born in Greenwich, England on June 18, 1924.  At age 16, Joan's family was moving into a new home in London when the first German bombs began to fall.  The Wards quickly took cover in their Anderson Shelter while they remained until the "all clear." When they emerged, they had no idea that their lives would be forever altered.  After being evacuated to Dorset, Joan immediately began work at a girls' school in Sherborne until age 18 at which she registered for the British Wartime service.  In September 1943, Joan began her service in the Women's Land Army where she labored in the agricultural field until she was released in 1946.  After her service she met and married an American GI named Carl Jones (1919-2008) an eventually land her in CA 1946 via The President Tyler from Southampton to NY. Joan traveled by train to Bakersfield where she resided.  Joan was preceded in death by her husband Carl, her sons Gary and Barry.  She is survived by six grandkids, Jonny Jones, Chris Birdwell, Stephanie Camargo, Kathy Roggero, Cindy Cheever and Bryan Jones and thirteen great-grandchildren and many friends. For additional information please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 10, 2015
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