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Lucille Schulte Jones

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Lucille Schulte Jones

Lucille Schulte Jones, 102, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Solon, Iowa.

Lucille was born August 3, 1912 to John and Elizabeth Schulte on a farm near Wynot, Nebraska. After graduating from Wayne State Teachers College, she began a 42-year career in teaching. Her first job was in a one-room school house, but she transitioned to high school teaching a few years later. In the meantime her family had moved to California and she joined them in 1939. She attended USC, earning a Bachelor's (1941) in biology and math, and a Master's in botany (1944) while teaching. She married Preston D. Jones in December, 1946, and inspired him to get a college education (USC Geology). She taught at Inglewood High School for 28 years, first in biology and then in math, eventually serving as the department chairman of mathematics for 10 years. A few years after retiring from Inglewood, she returned to teaching, at Serra High School and St. Anthony's, both in Gardena. She finally retired at age 72 when her husband Preston retired from geology. They bought a trailer and went traveling for as much as 4-5 months of the year. She also enjoyed playing cards, camping, dancing, baking and spending time with family.

She spent the last 8 years in Iowa to be close to her son, Michael; his wife, Terry and grandchildren, Chris and Megan of Iowa City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston; her brothers, Bill, Frank, Cy and John and sisters, Dorothy Bichlmeier and Mildred Dersom. She is survived by sisters, Mary Sulflow and Betty Callon; sisters-in-law, Cleo, Josephine and Velma; numerous nieces and nephews, and her son and his family. The Funeral will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, at a later date. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 5, 2015
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