Verona D. Jones

Oct. 14, 1918 – April 20, 2007

Verona D. Jones, 88, of Sweet Home, died April 20, 2007 at her home. She was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Chehalis, Wash., the daughter of Arizona Ranger William P. and Kathryn (Atcheson) Graham, the fourth of five children.

She graduated from Umpine High School in the days when one had to ride horses to and from school. She married Beverly Bayne Jones, and raised four children. Their marriage later ended in divorce.

Mrs. Jones lived most of her life in Milton-Freewater. She spent her last three years living in Sweet Home under the care of her daughter.

She loved to garden and enjoyed flowers. She loved the outdoors, walking a mile and a half each day. She also loved her grandchildren and saved articles and memorabilia about them.

Mrs. Jones is survived by a son, Kipley Jones of Milton-Freewater; daughter, Shari Presley of Sweet Home; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Dick Jones; daughter, Sunetta Messinger; two brothers and two sisters.

No services are planned at this date. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.