PAYSON, Utah - Arlene Ruby Jones-Spencer, 85, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at her home in Payson, after a lengthy illness.
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Born June 13, 1928, in Claremont, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Phebe (Stillson) Strong.
She was a graduate of Claremont High School, class of 1946.
She married Theodore Jones, March 16, 1947; he predeceased her September 16, 1981.
Arlene was employed as a housekeeper at the former Beverly Manor Nursing Home, and later as a cook at Castleton State College Food Service Department, until her retirement in 1994.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, and had served as a missionary at the Washington, D.C., Temple from 2002 to 2004.
Arlene was a 4-H leader in the Rutland area and enjoyed raising and showing rabbits, making quilts, embroidering, crocheting and genealogy.
She is survived by her husband, Theo Spencer, whom she married August 4, 2006; by her children, Valerie Ducharme of Castleton, Eslie "Butch" Jones and wife, Debbie, of Ferrisburg, and Rollin Jones of Poultney; her brother, Malcolm Strong of Windsor; and sisters, Lucinda Buck of Weathersfield Bow, and Margaret Strong of St. Albans;, her grandchildren, Donald P. Ducharme Jr., Daniel P. Ducharme, Walter J. Ducharme, Melissa Elizarde, Eslie Jones, Rosie Marie Jones and April Jones; ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Theodore; by her sister, Barbara Lacourse Johnson; and her brother, Raymond Strong.
Visitation hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Ducharme Funeral Home, 1939 Main Street, Castleton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at the Rutland Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Spring burial will take place in Mountain View Cemetery in West Pawlet.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ducharme Funeral Home Inc.; www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.
Ducharme Funeral Home - Castleton
1939 Main Street Castleton, VT 05735
Published in Rutland Herald from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014