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Rose Mary Jones


1935 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Rose Mary Jones Obituary
Rose Mary was born January 31, 1935, in Firth, Idaho, to Leo and Agnes Neider Schroeder, German immigrants. When she was four years old, the family moved to a farm in Blackfoot. Rose had two older brothers, Bernard and Bert as well as two younger siblings, Molly and Joe. She graduated from St. Margaret's Catholic School in 1949. She attended Blackfoot High School where she was active in pep club, flag twirlers and cheering for her athletic older brothers. She graduated in 1953 and headed to Salt Lake City to attend Stevens Henager Business College. She returned to Blackfoot and worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for the Idaho Potato Starch Company. On January 26, 1954, she married the love of her life, David Deloy Jones. She began working at the Site for the JF Pritchard Company until their contract ended.
When the first of her five children was born, Rose became a stay-at home mom. Although they lived in town, she continued to help on family farms and at her brother's greenhouse and nursery business.
After her youngest child turned five, Rose became a school lunch lady, working for the Blackfoot School District for the next 28 years. She amazingly knew the names of every child who entered her lunchroom.
When Rose and David retired, living life became an adventure. They loved playing Pinochle, traveling, camping and hiking with their friends, especially Bernard and Delores Henscheid, along with attending grandchildren's sporting events. Notable among their travels were trips to several states including Hawaii, to Europe where she met several of her cousins and to Rome to pray at the Vatican.
Rose was an active member of St. Bernard's Church, competed in several bowling leagues, and taught and participated in Fit and Fall Proof classes at the Senior Center. She and David also enjoyed membership at the Blackfoot Historical Society where she served on the board as treasurer. In 2013 Rose was inducted as a Woman of Achievement into the Zonta International Club.
She is survived by a sister, Molly Domeier of Diamond Springs, CA; her children Karen (Eddy Shafer), Dori (Craig Blackmon), Kevin (Kimberly), Kathy (Brett Butler) and JoAnn (Matt Chavez); her grandchildren: Tosha Burrola, Derrick Chavez, Mattison Chavez, Ashley Freestone, Kaleb Jones, Kennedy Jones, Steven Blackmon and Jennifer Blackmon along with 9 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, husband David, and son-in-law Craig Blackmon. 
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 584 W. Sexton Street in Blackfoot. A rosary will be held Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Avenue, with a visitation to follow at 7 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to all the wonderful, kind and caring staff at the Gables II.
Auf Wiedersehen Mutti.
Published in The Morning News on Mar. 5, 2018
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