CHARLOTTESVILLE - Alice Goodwin Jones of Charlottesville, died Jan. 27, 2011 of cancer. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Jones was born in Hampton, Va., to Edward Valentine Jones and Alice Crump Goodwin Jones. Alice was the youngest of five children. Her three brothers and sister preceded her in death.
Alice graduated from Hampton High School and attended the College of William and Mary. On June 29, 1940, she and Walker Lewis Jones were married at her family home. They built a house in Newport News (Warwick) and raised four children there for 26 years; then lived in Falls Church for 10 years; Wolftown for 20 years and Stanardsville for 10 years. They moved to Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville in 2006. She lived in Virginia for her entire life and often said that she had never seen a prettier place.
Alice was a homemaker who was devoted to her husband and children. The family often took camping trips to the mountains. After the children were grown, she and Walker continued to travel in their camper, visiting the country's scenic wonders, especially the National Parks. At home, she loved growing her own flower and vegetable gardens, and creating floral arrangements with the Madison Garden Club. She was a longtime member of Piedmont Episcopal Church in Madison.
Left to remember Alice are her husband of 70 years, Walker Jones; daughter Sarah "Sallie" Carter Jones Rogallo and husband, Robert of Los Altos Hills, Calif.; daughter, Cary Page Jones Carlson and husband, Edward of Salida, Colo.; son, Walker Lewis Jones Jr. and wife, Laurene of Annandale, Va.; son, Ashton Blair Jones III and wife, Erica of Newport, Va.; grandsons, Walker Lewis Jones III and wife, Sarah of Herndon, Va.; William Edward Jones and wife, Brooke of Cameron, N.C.; and eight great-grandchildren, Walker IV, Levi, Benjamin, Dallas, Montanna, Nathan, Haley, and Lily. Her sister-in-law, Jane Dabney Jones; and nephew, Edward "Tuck" Jones also cherish their many visits with her over the years.
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