Dorothy Mae Jones
May 2, 1928 – April 23, 2018
Dorothy(Dot) Mae Jones, 89, of Traverse City passed away Monday, April 23, 2018. Dorothy was born on May 2, 1928 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Gunnar and Margaret Johnson. Dorothy was a devoted wife of 68 years to Charles Jones who proceeded her in death in 2016. Chuck and Dorothy moved to Bloomfield Hills, Mi from Illinois in 1964 and retired to Traverse City in 1992. They were members of the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City. Dorothy will be remembered for her sense of humor, Swedish pastry baking and love of flower gardening. In her younger years fond memories of Mom and Dad were family trips involving fishing, camping, and exploring National Parks. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed sharing with family and visitors her knowledge of identifying birds that came to the feeder. Throughout the years she was involved in several bridge clubs and developed many friendships along the way. Our awesome Mom is survived by 5 children; Tom (Sue) Jones, Steve Jones, Kent (Nick Vavrichek) Jones, Lisa Greutman and Todd (Michelle) Jones, and 7 grandchildren; Carrie Nebeker, Ryan Jones, Meghan Dove, Patty Greutman, Stephen Greutman, Paige Jones and Collin Jones.
A Memorial will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 16th. Immediately following, family and friends are invited to a grave-side service to join her ashes with Chuck’s at the church Memorial Garden.