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Thelma Baxter Jones

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ARLINGTON -- Thelma Baxter Jones, 89, a resident of Arlington, died peacefully at her East Arlington Road residence on Thursday, July 29, 2004, following a long illness. She was born in St. Johnsbury July 2, 1915 and was the daughter of Leon H. and Mildred (Briggs) Baxter. She attended the University of New Hampshire where she met her husband Robert H. Jones. Mr. Jones predeceased her in 1989.

The Jones family resided in Southington, Conn. for many years before moving to Sandgate in 1980. In recent years Thelma loved spending her summers at the family cottage, Casa Mia, on Lake Iroquois in Williston.

She is survived by her three sons, David H. Jones of Glastonbury, Conn., Roger D. Jones of Sunderland and Peter B. Jones of York, Maine; her daughter, Sarah J. Haggerty of West Arlington; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Elizabeth B. Ellms and Dorothy B. Greer, and her brother Dana F. Baxter.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Old Cemetery in Rollinsford, N.H. There will be no other services. Cremation took place at Vermont Cremation Service in Bennington. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Manchester Health Services care of Hanson and Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send the Jones family e-mail condolences please consult www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 31, 2004
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