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Jones, Sara Jane Clift
Of Weston, Massachusetts, was born on January 6, 1941 and died peacefully at home with her family on May 12, 2013. She was the wife of Hugh R. Jones, Jr. and the daughter of the late Dorothy and Carlton Clift, also of Weston. Sara and Hugh are the parents of four children and their spouses; Tripp and Robin Jones, Allison and Jon Elvekrog, Clift Jones and Bryn Zeckhauser, and Dan and Paola Jones. She also leaves twelve treasured grandchildren; Hugh, Tucker and Eden Jones of Wayland, Jack, Austen and Tenley Elvekrog of Weston, Charlotte and Annabel Jones of Cambridge, and Daniel, William, Benjamin and Sara Jones of Weston. Sara is also survived by a sister, Janet Louise (Clift) Rose of Wellesley, a brother, John Payne Clift of Manchester Village, Vermont, and many nieces and nephews. Sara graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 and was instrumental in establishing the Class of 1962 Student Internship Fund. The fund provides summer stipends to students working for a woman, elected or appointed, in government at the federal, state, or local level. When her youngest child went to first grade, Sara enrolled at Regis College, then Lasell College School of Nursing. For 20 years after receiving her RN, she was a nurse at Boston Children's Hospital. Her many volunteer activities included: Founder and Co-director of On TRAC, an after school program in Roxbury, Children's Hospital Nurse for the Bridge Over Troubled Waters Medical Van serving the homeless in Boston, The Newton Wellesley Hospital Boards of Governors and Trustees, Community Representative to The Country School of Weston Council, The Weston METCO Scholarship Fund, and The Weston Garden Club. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Sara's memory may be to The Sara Clift Jones MGH ALS Biomarker Research Fund, c/o Shawn Fitzgibbons, MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, CPZ 600, Boston, Massachusetts 02114. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 24 at First Parish Church in Weston. A reception will follow at The Weston Golf Club.

Published in The Boston Globe on May 14, 2013
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