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Shirley Ann Mencarelli Jones

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Shirley Ann Mencarelli JONES March 13, 1935 ~ Feb 24, 2011 Beloved mother of Robert, Michael (Cheryl), and Richard Jones (Ilene), Kathleen Kotomaimoce (Yavita) and Bella the cat. Adoring grandmother of Nathan and Cameron Jones, Garett Fitzpatrick, Eremasi, Matai'asi, and Mealani Joy Kotomaimoce. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Gary W. Jones, (1933-1999) and her parents, Daniel and Albina Mencarelli (Ardemagni). A 37 year resident of Kenmore, Shirley was born in Fresno, CA, attended St. Therese's School, earned her degree at Fresno State College, and was a member and president of Delta Zeta Sorority. She became a teacher, later a full time mom. She was an active member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Her interests included her Italian heritage, genealogy, crocheting, painting, singing, gardening, bridge, piano, theatre, grandkids' sporting events and more. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. She always held dear the memory of her late husband. She loved keeping in touch with her many wonderful relatives and friends. She never dyed her hair. Mom, Nonna, Shirley... we shall miss you dearly. Funeral will be 11 AM, March 12, 2011 at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 10100 NE 192nd St., Bothell, reception following. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Vincent de Paul or St. Joseph's Baby Corner. Online guestbook http://shirleymencarellijones.weebly.com/
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 7, 2011
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