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Joan Rowland Jones

1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joan Rowland Jones Obituary
JOAN ROWLAND JONES went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2016. Joan was known for her out-going personality and generosity. Consistant with her unique personality, Joan did not want a funeral. So knowing full well she accepted Christ as her Savior and was in heaven, her immediate family had a "party" to celebrate her life telling stories, eating her favorite foods and watching her favorite team, the Cubs play in the World Series. Joan was born in San Francisco on June 23rd, 1935. She lived many places including Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Hemet from 1974-2007 and Fort Worth, Texas until her death. Her hobbies included reading, knitting Christmas socks and hats and scarves for the homeless. She also taught young girls how to knit at her church. Along with being a homemaker, she worked for Hallmark Stationery, Thackaberry's Dress Shop and Southwest Bank and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and for the Friends of the Library (Hemet). She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Rowland and second husband, Everett Jones. She is survived by her daughters, Gerri Burger, together with her husband Bill of Hemet, and Jennifer Lunsford, together with her husband Tim of Fort Worth, Texas. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Will Burger of Ridgecrest, CA., Staci Burger Hines, together with her husband Jarrod of Colorado, Dr. Michael Burger, together with his wife Ashley of Hemet, Marie Burger of Hemet, Ray Lunsford, Katelynn Lunsford and Allison Lunsford all of Fort Worth, Texas, great-granddaughters Grace and Eliana Burger of Hemet and her best friend, Barbara Afflerbaugh of Hemet. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: The Jason McKay Memorial Scholarship, (Engine 57), which benefits students who wish to become First Responders. Checks can be mailed or hand-delivered to Provident Bank, 1690 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA. 92544.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 2, 2016
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