Mary J. Jones

Mary J. Jones

May 11, 1930 - April 21, 2018

Mary J. Jones (née Adams) passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Bartlett House Memory Care. She was born May 11, 1930 in Eugene, Oregon. She was the middle child of Harold R. Adams and Effie Weekly Adams.

At age three, her father was killed in an unfortunate airplane accident as a pilot for United Airlines. Soon the family moved to Medford and bought a home at 420 S. Grape St. Mary attended Washington Grade School, Medford Junior High, and graduated from Medford Senior High with the class of 1948.

While attending Southern Oregon College, now SOU, she met Charles E. "Chuck" Jones. They were married October 30, 1949. As a result of that marriage, five sons were born; Jeff (Shari) of Medford, Nick (Mercedes) of Hamilton, Montana, C. Bradford (deceased), Isaac (Leesa) of Corvallis, and Eric (Vicky) of Medford.

Mary believed in giving to the community. She served for several years on the board of Community Works and many years as a member of Community Concert, where she also served as President. She was both local and state President of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's sorority. Both Mary and Chuck are retired teachers from the Medford School District.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Effie Adams; her son, C. Bradford Jones; sister, Nancy; and brother, Hal. She is survived by her husband, Chuck; four sons; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and reception will be held May 4, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 607 W. Main St. at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Siskiyou Memorial.

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