Lois W. Jones
May 4, 1924 – January 18, 2019
Lois Wagner Jones went home to be with the Lord January 18, 2019 at the age of 94 years. She is missed but her family praises God that she has peace and comfort.
Lois was born May 4, 1924 in Enterprise, Oregon. She spent her childhood there and had very fond memories of people, experiences and relationships with family and friends.
She met Ronald M. Jones while she attended Oregon State University and Ronald was attending military training at the same school. They were married January 27, 1946. They spent their early-married years at Pierce, Colorado and Enterprise, Oregon. They ultimately resided on a farm west of Pierce, Colorado where they raised wheat and cattle and their children. Lois went on to attend school at Colorado State College (today’s UNC), earning her teaching degree. She taught high school home economics at University High School in Greeley.
Lois had a gift of engaging people and becoming a part of their lives, which resulted in lifelong friends in many locations. Like her beloved mother, she enjoyed welcoming people into her home. She loved family and pursued relationships with each of them. She was a woman of faith and always had a positive outlook on life. Because of her artistic talents, she enjoyed painting with oils and pastels, creating portraits and landscapes. Starting at age 12 Lois began singing in her church choir and sang throughout her life.
Lois is survived by her children, Ken (Kathy) Jones, Stan (Debbie) Jones and Loree (Bill) Self; as well as five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Jones; her parents J. Ronald and Helena Wagner; her brother, Jack Wagner; and a grandson Craig.
There will be a celebration of life for Lois at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the First Congregational Church, 2101 16th St., Greeley, with a graveside service immediately following at the Eaton Cemetery. An Open House will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. for all her friends and family in Lois’s home located at 4451 18th St., Greeley, CO.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Divide Camp, serving our nations combat wounded, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Please visit www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.
- Frank Self , Casket Bearer
- Devin Jones, Casket Bearer
- Dustin Self, Casket Bearer
- Danelle Jones, Casket Bearer
- Brandon Self, Casket Bearer
- Stan Jones, Honorary Bearer
- Ron Wagner, Honorary Bearer
- Bob Wagner, Honorary Bearer
- Ken Jones, Honorary Bearer
- Bill Self
- Sande Mittleider, Casket Bearer
- Divide Camp
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
- Burial Saturday, January 26, 2019
- Reception Saturday, January 26, 2019
Lois W. Jones
January 26, 2019
I wanted to let you know how much I treasured Lois’ friendship. When I was an undergraduate student in Home Economics Education at UNC (or CSC, depending on where I was in school), I spent time in her classroom at the Lab School. I remember that time with fondness. Lois was a very caring teacher not only with the Lab School students, but also with the University students who observed her classes.
Years later, Lois and I renewed our acquaintance at First Congregational Church. We had such fun sharing our life stories and reminiscing about the Lab School and that time in our lives!
The tribute movie posted in celebration of Lois’ life was wonderful! Her smile was always infectious and it was obvious she treasured her family and friends. In watching the movie, I was reminded that we all have many lives that we live and I was honored to know her during several of hers.
I know she lived her life to the fullest and that many will miss her. I extend my thoughts and prayers to her large circle of family and friends.
January 25, 2019
Dear Ken, Stan and Loree. My deepest condolences. Your Mom was a very special lady, and I have a lot of fond memories from overnight stays, visits, etc. My best to all of you. Gail
January 23, 2019
Dear Ken, Stan , Loree Very Sorry to hear about Lois. She had such a positive caring influence on so many people including a bunch of us teenage harvest helpers. My diet improved 100% while I was staying with your wonderful family. Sincerely, Wayne Moore PS Stan I would love to hear from you. 970-686-5556
January 23, 2019
Lois and I were teachers at University High during the same time. I was just out of college, newlywed and beginning my career. Despite our age differences (she was the same age as my parents, I as her children) we found many common values. Farm life and family were important to each of us. We became good friends. After four years of teaching, I put my teaching career on hold and became a full time mom. Now I had babies the same ages as her grandbabies! We maintained our friendship. I will always remember the amazing lunches that she prepared and shared with me at her home in Pierce. Ron usually popped in to say hello, then disappeared to give us "girl time." What good memories!
When my girls started school I resumed my teaching career and later, Lois moved to Greeley. Our visits became fewer and further between, but the friendship remained. Sadly, it has been several years since we had an in-person visit. I will miss the awesome advice, the welcoming heart and open arms that Lois so generously provided, but rejoice in knowing that her back pain is gone and she is at peace.