Mary Louise Jones

December 31, 1924April 18, 2013

Mary Louise Jones, of Phoenix, AZ, died peacefully on April 18, 2013, at the age of 88. She was born December 31, 1924, in Wilcox, AZ, to Joseph Ansel and Nellie Lance. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ivanelle Childers, her brother Joseph Lance, and her grandson Robbie Jones. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Gerald "Wimpy" Jones, her 6 children, Gerald Michael Jones (Jane), Ronald Jones (June), Jeri Ann Finn (Tim), Susan Brown (Joe), Janice Guido (Jim), Brent Jones (Julie), 26 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will miss her sweet spirit and look forward to the day when we will all be reunited. Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 2013, at 9a.m., followed by the funeral at 10a.m. at the LDS Church, 5033 North 38 Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019.


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Interment Monday, April 22, 2013

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Aloma Butler

May 1, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your mother. She will be with you forever as mine is with me. Love to you all.

Bill Saunders

April 24, 2013

Dear Jones Family,
My family sends their condolences to your family, ie. Coach "Wimpy" Jones. We are praying for your strength and peace. I remember Mary Lou Jones as a kind and gentle woman with a warm smile. I remember the stories about how the Jones and the Saunders started their coaching careers in Coolidge and went on to the Phoenix Union Coyotes. Great memories of the numerous football and basketball games I attended at PUHS. Mary Lou was an inspirational woman! Blessings,

April 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss Coach Jones. I will always have the memories of our lives in Duncan. Fond memories I might add. Everyone always spoke highly of your beautiful wife and I know you will miss her greatly. As they say "Hang tough". I wish you well. Pete Brawley

Amye Godfrey

April 23, 2013

Jeri, I just realized your mother passed when I read Denise Bender's account of the lovely service today. Your mom is such a beautiful woman! I'm sorry for your loss.

April 21, 2013


My condolences to you and your family. You and Mary Lou were a big part of my life growing up in Coolidge and Phoenix and I have fond memories of her.


Brent Newcomb

April 21, 2013

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Your cousin Edna

April 21, 2013

I remember Sister Jones and her beautiful sweet smile. Her best sugar cookies, and I still have the recipe. She was a elect lady who loved everyone. I'm praying for you all. Love, Susie Evans ( Stewart).

Alice Thompson

April 21, 2013

Just a note to let you know I am thinking of you at this time. Your mother was such a sweet lady - each time she came into the beauty shop and we would say Hi. Take care of yourself; I love you hon.

April 21, 2013

So saddened to learn of Mary Lou's passing....she has been a great friend for many years. I remember her sweet smile, her soft voice, and her willingness to help others. Her cheerful attitude always encouraging and a friend to all. Melba Wilkins

Karen & Steven Smith

April 20, 2013

Jeri, Tim and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you Jeri