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FRANCES ELIZABETH JONES Frances Elizabeth Jones passed away Sept. 19 at home in Hemet. Frances McKee was born in March, 1923 in Denver, CO. She lived there until the age of 9 when her mother brought her and her brother to California. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Manual Arts High School. In 1943 she joined the Navy WAVES and was stationed in Washington DC where she met a young marine, James D. Jones. They were married in Jan 1945 in Washington and soon moved to his home in Eastland, TX. where daughter, Nancy, was born. A year later they moved to Commerce TX. and both attended East Texas State on the GI bill. Son Bruce was born while there. After his graduation the family moved to Los Angeles and he went to work for Standard Oil while she finished her degree in Home Economics at Pepperdine. In 1957 the family moved to Idyllwild, CA and three years later to Hemet when Frances started working for Cal-Electric and then SCE as a home economist. In 1962 her husband "Don", by now a builder and general contractor, built the house on Campus Way that they would live in for the rest of their lives. Don passed away in 2008, they were married 63 years. She was a lifelong Christian Scientist. A high energy and active person, she spent a long and vigorous retirement supporting her church and her family. She was never happier than when she could be on a travel adventure to Europe or Boston or going somewhere in the family motor home. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Hayward-Conti of Los Angeles and son Bruce D. Jones of Riverside and two grandchildren, Damon Jones and Lyle Jones and great-granddaughter Sophia Jones.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2013
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