Transitions: Virginia S. Jones |

Transitions: Virginia S. Jones

Longtime Cedaredge resident Virginia S. Jones died Monday, Nov. 17, at her residence. She was 77.A visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge, and a funeral service was held Friday at the Chapel of the Cross in Cedaredge. Interment followed at the Cedaredge Cemetery.Virginia S. Vagneur was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of the late James and Eura (Layton) Vagneur. She attended school at Woody Creek and Aspen, and graduated from Rio Blanco High School in Meeker with the class of 1943. She continued her education at Blair Business College in Colorado Springs.On March 14, 1948, in Denver, Virginia joined Ernest Lee Jones in marriage. They moved to Woody Creek, where they eventually bought the Woody Creek Store. They also built and operated a mobile home park in conjunction with the store. In 1978, they sold their business and moved to Cedaredge. They celebrated more than 52 years of marriage before his death on Dec. 3, 2000. Possessing an astonishing spirit of generosity and compassion over the span of more than 50 years of marriage, Virginia and her husband had an extraordinary impact on many individuals. Mrs. Jones continued this practice right until the end of a full and exemplary life.Virginia retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years, having served as the postmistress in Woody Creek for 25 years. She was a member of the Delta and Aspen Elks Auxiliary groups, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles in Aspen, the Moose Lodge of Grand Junction and the Order of Eastern Star. Her interests included cooking, reading, fishing, playing pinochle, hunting and camping.Survivors include two sons, Clark Jones and wife Sherry of Murdock, Kan., and Kent Jones and wife Jami of Loma, Colo.; a daughter, Kelly Copple and husband Kenny of New Orleans, La.; and six grandchildren, Amanda Jones of Murdock, Kan., Andrew and Brady Copple of New Orleans, and Dakota, Kali and Levi Jones of Loma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or the family wishes that time or money be donated in memory of Virginia to a church or the community.

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