JONES, Helen (Scott)
OF Elverta, California passed away peacefully at the age of 96, on January 2, 2013. Helen was born in Joplin, Missouri. She traveled with her family to California in 1918 and settled in the Modesto area. Her parents, Hattie and Maurice Scott owned a dairy farm in Riverbank. Upon graduating from Modesto High School in 1933 she moved to San Francisco to attend cosmetology school. While living in San Francisco she met Evan W. Jones and they married in 1936 and moved to Sacramento. Together they owned and operated a beauty salon, located in East Sacramento, the only salon in the area at the time. That was the first of many business ventures which were to include several local hotels, motels, and apartment buildings.
Upon retirement they moved to Elverta on a 20 acre ranch they shared with their Doberman dogs and beloved Tennessee Walking Horses. Along with her family, both Helen and Evan were very active in horse shows and owned many blue ribbon winners. They also enjoyed trail riding together. Just two years after retirement, Evan passed away suddenly. Helen continued living on her ranch for another 28 years always with her dogs and many peacocks. She continued to care for and ride her horses until the age of 82. She was a longtime member of The Tennessee Walking Horse Association and supported many animal welfare organizations.
She also was an avid reader and the love of books was a passion ever present in her daily life. She was passionate about music and played the piano and the organ. She loved to travel, water ski and always enjoyed a good baseball game. To all that knew her, she was a very kind, strong and confident woman with a flair for style and fashion through out her life and always ready for a good time and a good joke.
Beloved mother of Ardell Sims, Saundra Alexander (Robert), Deanna Corbett (Kevin), and Evan M. Jones (Jill).
Devoted grandmother to Debbie Duran, Michael Sims, Alan Sims, Lorraine Barth, David Alexander, Evan Jones and Eric Jones.
Great-grandmother to Larissa Dost, Alexaundra (aka: Lexie) Barth, Stacey Triebess, Justin Duran, Shelby Duran, and Austin Sims.
Great great-grandmother to Braeden Triebess, Nathan Triebess, Ashton Duran, Lilli Dost, Wyatt Dost, Lydia Dost, Abigail Jones, and Dylan Jones.
Helen was 'Nana' to all and provided
much love and support to her family.
She will be greatly missed.
At her request, no services will be held.