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Caroline S. Jones

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February 9, 2014

Caroline S. Jones - Charleston Caroline Schachte Jones, the widow of Walton L. Jones, Jr. peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

The relatives and friends of Caroline S. Jones are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home. 1620 Savannah Hwy. Her guestbook may be signed at www.JamesAMcAlister.com Caroline was born in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter to Frank B. and Ruth M. Schachte. She worked in her father's insurance company in Charleston where she met her future husband, Walton L. Jones, Jr. They were married on June 5, 1943.

The Jones family made their home in northern Virginia, where she worked as the receptionist, bookkeeper and personal secretary to the pastor for St. Anthony's Catholic Church for over 20 years. Caroline enjoyed worldwide travel with her husband to annual aerospace medical association conferences, as well as trips abroad with their dear friends, James O. and Helen Baxter. They retired to Fort Myers, Florida in 1984. Despite living in Florida, Charleston always held a special place in Caroline's heart. Annual family summer trips to Folly Beach were eagerly anticipated. A loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, generous, funny and engaging, Caroline was an inspiration to her family, friends and acquaintances.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Walton L. Jones, Jr., her parents and her two beloved sisters, Frances Wilson and Margaret Wells. She is survived by her three children, Walton L. Jones III (Amy), Francis S. Jones (Michelle), and Kathleen C. Lin (Richard); and her nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Walton, and William Lin, Michelle RaNae Ostler, Katarina and Stephanie Jones, Gilliam, Olivia, and Annie Claire Jones. She was greatly admired, truly loved, and will be deeply missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E Easter Ln. Ste B, Centennial, CO 80112 (www.stroke.org)

Published in The News-Press on Feb. 18, 2014
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