Lois Marie McGregor Jones

May 15, 1927December 9, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Lois Marie McGregor Jones died peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013 with her dear ones gathered nearby. Lois was born on May 15, 1927 in Bisbee, Arizona to a copper miner, Curtis Floyd McGregor and his wife, Lois Dawson McGregor. Lois grew up to be the belle of the town, graduating from Bisbee High School and being crowned “Miss Bisbee” in 1945. Soon after, she met her “dream come true”, USAF Lieutenant William A. Jones III, while working at nearby Douglas AFB and they married in 1948. Together they travelled around the world, following his career as a United States Air Force pilot. Eventually they landed in Bill’s home state of Virginia. Bill was killed in a plane crash in 1969 leaving Lois with three young daughters to raise. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in Viet Nam, and Lois accepted it on his behalf from President Nixon in 1970. She continued to be a devoted Air Force wife for the rest of her life, representing Bill at many official functions in his honor, the most recent being the dedication of the Col. William A. Jones III office building at Andrews Air Force Base in 2011. She also worked as the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for over twenty years and managed the Jones family farm in Warsaw, Virginia. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. James Church in Falls Church, Virginia for many years. Lois spent her last several years living in Brandermill Woods, and the family expresses deep appreciation for their tender care. Her family was the most important thing in her life. Left to treasure her memory are her three loving daughters, Anne Jones Gilfillan, Elizabeth Hart Jones, and Mary Lee McGregor Jones Kuhn; two devoted sons-in-law, Rusty Gilfillan and Thomas Kuhn; her beloved grandchildren Lee Kuhn, Jack Davisson, Marjorie McGregor Boehlert, Elizabeth and Eric Lea, Robert Gilfillan, and William and Hannah Gilfillan; and her precious and adorable great-grandchildren Rory and Maeve Gilfillan. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, located in Warsaw, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Families of the Wounded Fund, P.O. Box 330 Midlothian, Va. 23113. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lois Marie McGregor Jones

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

John Perryman

October 10, 2014

We had a special relationship at Brandermill Woods. Lois was not only beautiful! but she held me up to dance. I'll miss her and the support!. John Perryman

Anne Wolanski

December 24, 2013

Dear Anne, Rusty and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mother. I know this must be especially difficult at this time of year - please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Anne & Dick

Anne Sica

December 17, 2013

Dear Anne, Elizabeth, and MaryLee,

Your mother was an admirable lady. My father always held a tenderness in his voice when speaking of her, your father, and the Jones legacy.
Please accept my ongoing affection for you all,

Anne Ryland Sica

Scott & Josh Meyer

December 17, 2013

Mary Lee, Tom, Jack and Lee,

Our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of your mother and grandmother, and may the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time.

Andrea Alder

December 16, 2013

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. While I never
got the chance to know her, I still run across things at the office that
she created and that have her name on them. I knew of her, but never had
the chance to actually meet her. I bet she had some amazing stories of
the Chamber and of Falls Church. I didn't realize that she was at the
Chamber for so long.

I appreciate you letting me know and I will relay the news to our
Executive Director, our membership and those who might have known her.

Again,I am very sorry for your loss.


Steve Boehlert

December 16, 2013

We were so sad to hear about Lois. I always thought she was a very special lady and enjoyed chatting with her over the years. I was so glad I went up to her at Elizabeth's wedding to say hello and catch-up a little on old times. I know she will be very much missed by all her family and friends. She will have a better place to spend eternity and we will have a very positive memory of her to cherish. I, especially want you, Elizabeth, and your mother to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you this week and hope you can rejoice in your grandmother's life which was truly remarkable! My deepest sympathies to all the family.

Best Regards,


Steven Lowrie

December 16, 2013

We're all so sorry for the loss of such a vital spark from the world.

I thought Lois was pretty much the bees' knees and I'm sorry that in these
last few years we didn't get to see much of her - our great loss. I was
happy though that you and Rusty could always let us know how she was doing
and it was so good to know how well she was coming back from those medical
challenges of a few years ago.

You and your sisters have a tough act to follow, but Lois didn't raise no
dumb kids and you all are a great credit to her.

Yours aye,

Gretchen Rudesyle

December 16, 2013

Dear Elizabeth, please forgive the email style but want to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wonderful mom. You and your sisters and Elizabeth and Marjorie are so very much in my thoughts and prayers. It is so very hard to lose your mom! I know the hurt well.
I recall such fond memories of your mom and her graceful and lovely, charming ways. She always had such pleasant words for me. I'm so happy we had the chance to spend time with her at Elizabeth's wedding.
She is now a true angel and true love never passes away. I will send a card soon, but please pass on my heartfelt condolences to MaryLee and Anne too.

Thinking of you and sending love and hugs,

Gretchen Boehlert Rudesyle

December 14, 2013

Dear Anne and Rusty, Jack and I grieve with you at the loss of your precious mother. I know that you take comfort in the fact that she is eternally with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jack & Linda Monday

Cindy Elkin

December 14, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Lois was a warm and gracious lady, always ready to offer a warm smile and a kind word. All of us who knew her from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce will remember her dedication and hard work, as well as her sense of humor. She was very proud of all of her family.

With love and sympathy,
Cindy Elkin