Madelon "Maggie" Jones (1953 - 2017)

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Madelon (Maggie) Jones passed away on September 1 (1953-2017). Born in San Francisco, California in 1953 to Charles and Sally May Von Loewenfeldt, Maggie was the youngest of six children.

An avid reader since the age of six, Maggie never could quite fill her curiosity about what makes the world and all that's in it, tick.

Her questions never stopped coming and she was full of funny anecdotes or "Maggieisms".

Always up for an adventure, she married and had her First child in Nome and enjoyed the beauty of Norton Sound. Her second son was born in California, but it wasn't long before she and her family returned to Alaska. Her fondest memories are of the time she spent in McGrath.

Known as Maggie Grady then, she was the early morning DJ and news commentator on KSKO Radio. She loved dog mushing, softball, playing music with friends and flying in small airplanes.

She moved to Kenai, and remarried, having been blessed with twin daughters. She would gracefully tell people to learn about where they are, for that would take the homesickness away.

The stories of the early Kahtnut'ana Dena'ina gave Maggie a sense of belonging in the new "Land of the Kenai". She worked for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe for many years, working with Children, Youth and Elders. Maggie loved animals, especially cows and goats, cats and squirrels.

Maggie leaves behind her siblings: brother Carl, and sisters Maria, Paula, Stephanie, and twin sister Marta. Her Children: Gabriel Grady, Jesse Grady, Alison Jones and Josephine Jones."
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 12, 2017