Marijo Hadley Jones

February 19, 1947January 1, 2019
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Marijo Hadley Jones, age 71 passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Plano, Texas. She was born in Seattle, Washington on February 19, 1947 to Hazel and Don Kilgore.

A child of a decorated air force pilot, Marijo spent her childhood traveling all over the world, living in such places as Japan, Germany, and Italy. She had fond memories of summers spent with her beloved grandmother, Nevada Hadley in Tillamook, OR. Marijo graduated from Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and went on to attend Church College in Hawaii and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Throughout her adult life, she lived with her family in several states before finally settling in Texas in the mid-1980s. She worked diligently throughout her life to provide a solid foundation for her four children, managing facility operations for such organizations as Rockwell, University of Dallas, and Johnson Controls. Though constantly busy, she was never hesitated to support family, friends, or neighbors. She had an unwavering ability to anticipate a need and never hesitated to help, and through her example, she imparted this quality to all of her children. In her spare time, Marijo was an accomplished painter and sculptor who also loved planting flowers and tending to her garden. Throughout her life she found tremendous enjoyment in her children, all of whom she was enormously proud, and was a doting and devoted grandmother. She loved hosting holiday dinners and celebratory gatherings for family and friends – making sure her table was beautifully set days in advance. She made sure her grandchildren always had a special treat at their seat, and made room for anyone who needed a meal – she was determined that no one ever leave her house hungry. Her holiday fudge was legendary, and the list of lucky recipients who came to eagerly anticipate it each year was extensive and ever expanding. Socially, she looked forward to monthly book club luncheons and bunco nights with dear friends. Through it all, Marijo was a lifelong dog-lover and never missed her daily walks in the park with Mia, her adored Golden Retriever.

Survived by her children: son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Shannon Jones of Austin, Texas; daughter Lisa Jones of Plano Texas; son Christopher Jones of Plano, Texas; and son and daughter-in-law Benjamin Jones and Lara Wallace Jones of San Francisco, California. She had three cherished grandchildren: Evan Thomas and Audrey Violet Jones of Austin, Texas, and Jack Wallace Jones of San Francisco, California. Marijo is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Donald and Rita Kilgore of New York City, New York, and sister-in-law Jacqy Kilgore of Cave Creek, Arizona. She was predeceased by her brother Michael Kilgore of Cave Creek, Arizona.

Saturday, January 12th. Visitation from 2-3pm, followed by a memorial service at 3pm. Both services will be held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas 75074


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Pat Bryner

January 10, 2019

Marijo was a friend that had season tickets with a group of us to a couple of theaters. We never attended plays without going to a restaurant close by for something to eat- she was the one that always had something healthy. She also attended The Vocal Majority twice a year performances at the Eisemann Center with several of us. And then of course there were all the lunches we had for years with the large group of women from E-Systems/Raytheon employees. Her smiles and friendship will be missed but she will be remembered.
My prayers are with her family.

Jacqy Kilgore

January 8, 2019

Marijo was my sister-in-law and adored big sister of my husband Mike. We were blessed to spend 2+ years in Plano and were welcomed into the Dooley family by Marijo. When Mike passed away in ‘09, Marijo took over as my personal cheerleader. She called every month to say ‘hello’ and assure me I would be fine. Her family and extended family all were unconditionally loved. Marijo, thank you for pouring yourself into my life. Love, Jacqy

robert watts

January 5, 2019

Marijo and I were friends for over 30 years. She had an indomitable spirit and an endless capacity for compassion and love. Her family was the center of her life and everything she did was with them in mind.

She is too soon gone and will be remembered forever.

Carol Ackermann

January 4, 2019

Marijo and I were cousins. We did try and keep in touch by phone, even though we lived far apart..I live in Vancouver, WA and she in Plano Texas I was saddened to learn she had passed away on Jan. 1. I was so hopeful that she would recover in time and be home again with her family. Our prayers are with her family as they gr through his
difficult time.

Marilyn Adams

January 3, 2019

To the family of Marijo - please know you are in my prayers. I enjoyed playing Bunko with your mom - she was a very special lady and I always enjoyed her company. May God be with you at this time of sadness. Hugs & Prayers, Marilyn Adams


Jimmy, Lisa, Claudine and mom


Ben and Lara’s Wedding in San Francisco!!


This summer before Stephen and his family moved to Austin.


Mothers Day!


Mothers Day!