Rachel Irene Jones
October 8, 1934 – April 12, 2019
Rachel Irene Jones was born on October 8, 1934, in Willis, Texas, to parents Franklin P. Currier, Sr. and Sarah Jane Parsley Currier, and passed away peacefully at her home in Conroe, Texas, on April 12, 2019, at the age of 84.
After living in the Dallas area for many years and working as a PBX Operator, Rachel returned to Conroe to once again be close to her family. Rachel worked in the floral department of Kroger for many years until she retired. Rachel enjoyed gardening, crafts of all kinds, playing dominos with friends, spending time with her family, and was very active in her church.
Rachel was preceded in death by husbands, Leroy Gunter, George A. Grimes and David Jones, her son, Norman L. Gunter, sister, Nina Overbay Fitzpatrick, and brothers, Jack Overbay and Franklin P. Currier, Jr.
Rachel is survived by sisters, Mary Ann Adamick (Florence) and Mavis Pasket (Antone), grandchildren, Amy Zetterlund (Barry), Sarah Gunter, Tracy Gunter and Jake Gunter, great-grandchildren, Lanie, Zach, Blake, Andrew, Evan, Emma, Ryland and Logyn, numerous nieces and nephews, dear friend, Holli Hubacek, a large and loving church family, and her cherished dog, Maggie.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank Rachel’s dedicated and tireless caregivers, Maxine Major Lewis and Cassandra McMillan, and Traditions Hospice for the love and care they provided to Rachel.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas 77304. Funeral services will be held at Cashner Funeral Home on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Seal officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Geisler, Mark Murphy, Judd Blume, Dean Fitzpatrick, Kyle Sleezer and John Murphy. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Rachel to New Horizon Church, 1201 North FM 3083 Road East, Conroe, Texas 77303.
- Mary Ann Adamick and husband Florence, Sister
- Mavis Pasket and husband Antone, Sister
- Amy Zetterlund and husband Barry, Grandchild
- Sarah Gunter, Grandchild
- Tracy Gunter, Grandchild
- Jake Gunter, Grandchild
- Leroy Gunter, Husband
- George A. Grimes, Husband
- David Jones, Husband
- Norman L. Gunter, Son
- Nina O Overbay Fitzpatrick, Sister
- Jack Overbay, Brother
- Franklin P. Currier Jr., Brother
- Great-grandchildren: Lanie, Zach, Blake, Andrew, Evan, Emma, Ryland and Logy. Numerous nieces, nephews, dear friend, Holli Hubacek, a large and loving church family
- Mike Geisler
- Mark Murphy
- Judd Blume
- Dean Fitzpatrick
- Kyle Sleezer
- John Murphy
New Horizon Church in Rachel's Memory
1201 North FM 3083 Road East, Conroe, Texas 77303
- Memorial Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2019
Rachel Irene Jones
Tori and Danny Lucas
April 18, 2019
We will dearly miss Rachel as she became an adopted member of our family 12 years ago! Being neighbors.. Rachel was apart of every birthday party we had at our house for our Grandchildren, starting with the first birthday party for Aiden, 11 years ago. She blended right in with our quirky family! Over the years, we celebrated her birthday with her, taking her to one of her favorite places many times.. Galveston! Rachel loved to shop there and eat seafood! She even became apart of our “hurrication” when we evacuated to Palestine, Texas during Hurricane Harvey! Being cooped up in a hotel room, she kept us intrigued and rolling in laughter with her lifelong stories and quick humor! Helping her over the years and being apart of her life was truly a gift to us as we learned so much from her and grew to love her as a true member of our family. We will dearly miss visiting with her, getting into her candy bar stash, talking about the old days, watching old western tv shows with her, and talking about what kind of trouble we could get into if we ever went on a cruise together! Rachel never ended a conversation without I love you and greeted everyone with a hug and a kiss! It’s going to be hard to walk to the mailbox and not see her walking Maggie... wave... walk over and talk about “stuff”. Our one joy is that she is with our Father in Heaven and visiting now with those that passed on before her. Rachel’s devotion to her church, God and family was truly inspiring. One last time.. we love you!