Connie Allred Jones
1961 ~ 2013
An irreplaceable halo of light went out on September 8, 2013. The beautiful Connie Lynn Allred Jones, passed gracefully away as she slept. An elegant soul; lover of life, people and of all earthly creatures, she will be greatly missed. All that knew her loved her.
Born the second child and only daughter to Miriam McVey,Allred,Smith and Robert Allred on October 22, 1961. Her early life was spent on the family farm and schools in the Murtaugh Idaho area.
After her father's death, Connie moved to Twin Falls with her mother, She graduated from Twin Falls High School enjoying skiing and horseback riding.
Connie attended Shore Line College in Seattle, WA. There she met and married Ken Morris. They had one daughter, Megan. Connie and her cousing Jill Wornell (Burley) owned and managed a ladies apparel store DeJaVu. They had many fun tips to the fashion markets in Dallas Texas and Los Angeles.
Connie and Ken spent several years in Alaska. First living in the remote area of Kacktovic where she raised little Megan in a house on skis! Moving to Anchorage, Connie worked for the municipality as a risk assessment specialist.
After her divorce from Ken, Connie moved to Boise. She met her soul mate Stephen Jones and they were married January 16, 1999. Together they raised the wayward Megan. As an adult Megan joined the navy. Connie loved the family Tiger trip on the USS NIMITZ. Connie was so proud of her daughter sailor.
Connie enjoyed many activities in Boise. She was an active member and officer of P.E.O. Chapter. R . She was an affiliate of bible studies, real estate groups and girlfriend weeklies. She was athletic and enjoyed all sorts of adventures that she shared with her husband Stephen. A few of their activities include bouchée ball, skiing, long distance bicycling, golf, hiking and more.
Family was important to Connie. She published a wonderful photo memory book about her family. She created a family photo quilt and pillows that are real works of art. Connie put her love into each endeavor.
Connie made fast and lasting friends. She was an extraordinary hostess and event planner. She delighted in opening her home and the Cascade cabin to friends, family and business associates. Her warm laughter and delicious cooking welcomed all.
For the past few years, Connie and Stephen worked as a team building the Home Run Team at Silver Creek Reality. Connie took personal interest in the family and home that she helped to find for many Boise residents. Many families became personal friends.
Connie and Stephen traveled widely going on many adventures. They visited China, Brazil, Israel, Peru plus annual treks to Cabo San Lucas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert, and brother Mitch. She is succeeded by her husband Stephen Jones of Boise, mother Miriam Smith (Richard) of Burley, her daughter Megan (Floyd) Meridian, niece and nephew, Jolie and Rob Allred, and Great Aunt Betty Allred and too many cousins to mention.
Services will be held at 11am Thursday September 12 at the Cathedral of the Rockies Boise.
Interment to follow at 4 pm Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Twin Falls, Idaho. Condolences may be made at www.bowmanfuneral.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, ID 83705, 208.387-2760, or www.IdahoHumaneSociety.Org.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2013