H. Lynn Jones

15 avril 193128 octobre 2012

Professor H. Lynn Jones


Harry Lynn Jones (known as Lynn) was born in Springfield, Illinois at the beginning of the Great Depression. As a youth, he lived in coastal Maine where he cut ice from a pond to be shipped south on freight cars, worked to build wooden boats, and delivered mail by boat. Lynn lived on the Cranberry Isles several years and traveled to a mainland school by boat. After relocating in Houston, Texas, Jones served for nine years as corpsman, photographer, and operating room technician in the Navy.

His love of photography led him to Brooks Institute where he earned a B.A. degree and an honorary Master’s degree for his professional contributions. Over 450 of Lynn’s writings have been published, numerous photographs sold, he is credited with several inventions, and he was a major executive for several photographic companies. At the age of 59, Lynn served as department head of photography at ACC from 1990-2004 where he was presented with an award for excellence in teaching. Beloved by his students, many stayed in contact throughout their careers.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Barbara Hemby Jones, daughter Rebecca Jones Doyle, son Lynn Howell Jones, step-daughter Stephanie Sherrill, step-son Ted Sherrill, and six grandchildren, Lynn Allan Jones, Alex Doyle, Tristan Jones, Adam Sherrill, Benjamin Sherrill, and Teddy Sherrill. For twenty-nine years, Lynn was married to Gena Elizabeth Haydon of Houston, Texas.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road in Austin, Texas 78704. Lynn wanted to have a happy gathering where friends and family can share stories and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Lynn’s name can be made to the ACC Foundation to establish the H. Lynn Jones Scholarship. You may contribute online at www.austincc.edu/foundation or mail donations to the ACC Foundation at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, Texas 78752.

There is so much that will be missed about Lynn...most of all his smile, stories and sense of humor.

To share memories and thoughts of Lynn with his family, please visit Lynn’s blog at http://lynnjonesphoto.wordpress.com/


  • Memorial Celebration

    samedi, 10 novembre , 2012


H. Lynn Jones


Carrie Ethridge

27 avril , 2014

Lynn was my teacher @ ACC for close to 4 years in the photography department. He was a great man who taught me a lot about the profession and about life. I will miss him dearly.

Karen F. Sanders

19 mars , 2014

I just learned of this here online. Lynn hired me as an instructor with ACC when no one else would. It changed my life. The most I ever learned about photography, I learned from Lynn. Almost two decades later, I am a professor of art with UTPA in large part because of what he so generously shared with me as his colleague. He was a good mentor and a good friend to me. He will be missed and fondly remembered.

My sincerest regards to yo and your family.

Patty (Burge) Garafola

24 juillet , 2013

I am so sorry o hear of Lynn's passing. I just reconnected with him after many years of trying to find him. When our cousin,Jean (Sweazy) Park passed away I was able to reconnect with him and now he is gone. Please accept my condolences.


Rachel Crider-DeJesus

22 juillet , 2013

I was shocked to see this online. So sorry for the loss. Lynn and I reconnected when his cousin "Jeannie" passed away in 2010. Although we weren't able to talk regularly, Lynn's loss leaves a huge hole in my heart. I can only imagine the loss for his family. Prayers for God's continued blessings of peace and comfort in your sad moments!
Love to you all, Rachel

8 novembre , 2012

Barbara....so sorry to hear of Lynn passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was always so good to see you two on the holidays. Now with Lynn and Gwen passed....hope to still see you !!!!
We will see them again....
we love you.....Kristi and Joni and June Lane

Linda Moeller

5 novembre , 2012

Lynn brightened the lives of those he touched. He was always in a good mood, laughing, eyes twinkling. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. i will miss his presence at Northridge Campus.

C.Y. Pennick

4 novembre , 2012

Prof Lynn sure could talk. That's what I will miss the most—hearing the sound of his voice telling one of his many stories as I walk to class. He is missed.

Cathy Angell

3 novembre , 2012

I was very saddened to hear of Lynn's passing. Barbara, my very sincere condolences to you and your whole family. Lynn was an interesting, fun, and caring person, and a great colleague. We both served as department heads at the Northridge Campus for many years, and I remember talking with both of you at ACC functions.

Lynn had an enormous smile, and his sense of humor could always put me in a good mood. I am very glad I had the opportunity to work with him. He made a very positive difference.

Candace Stanley

2 novembre , 2012

Professor Jones will remain an inspiration that I will carry forward in each photo that I take. I really appreciated his caring and patience he had with each of us, and teaching us from his own professional experience and life stories. I'm adding a photo that I think is a great one of him. He stood in for my model as we were practicing portrait photography.
Student Fall 2006

Lynn Jones

2 novembre , 2012

Barbra: I will always remeber the last week i got to spend with you ,Becky and alex and dad ,It was time well spent.
love always
Lynn Jones