Denison — Mary Imogene Mathews Jones, age 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Mrs. Jones was born March 3, 1925, in Nolan County, Sweetwater, Texas the daughter of Roy Ellis and Mary Alpha (Gray) Mathews.
Imogene grew up on the family dairy and helped with the family furniture store in Sweetwater. She graduated from Sweetwater High School and attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas. She married Walter Carroll Jones from Roscoe, Texas on Aug. 1, 1945, who was serving in the Navy. They lived in Sweetwater, Odessa, Kermit and Roscoe, raising five sons. She was a loving mother and wife who served as a Cub Scout den mother, Sunday school aide in the Church of Christ, worked in a Sweetwater day care and Roscoe Flower Shop. She also loved to bake and sew. Her mission in life was to serve others and she raised her sons to be caring, thoughtful and loving.
She is survived by five sons, Donald Lee Jones of Colleyville, Texas; David Carroll Jones, MD of Granite Bay, California; James (Jim) Paul Jones of Denison, Texas; Jerry Keith Jones and Jeffery (Jeff) Pat Jones of Denver, Colorado. Although she loved her boys, she always wanted girls and finally got her wish with daughters-in-law, Ruth-Ann Jones, Marjorie Jones, Madelyn Jones, Earlene Jones, Sabrina Jones and Deborah Jones. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren, James Paul Jones II of Rio Vista, Texas; David Alexander (Alex) Jones, Samantha Jones and Christopher Adams of Granite Bay, California; James Brian Jones of Austin, Texas; Brandie Lovette Jones of Denison, Texas; Jennie Hillier of Lantana, Texas; Donald Mathew Jones of Colleyville, Texas; Jase Kristopher Jones of Denver, Colorado; Nicholas Jones of Sherman, Texas; and Jerrod Heith Jones of Denison, Texas; and 12 great-grandchildren, Hunter Lee Hillier, Emma Claire Hillier, Waykaya Ann Jones, William Mathew Jones, Kailani Moriah Jones, Austin Blaine Jones, James Paul Jones III, Cloe Horner, Adyn Jones, Jaedyn Jones, Quinlyn Jones and Avery Grace Jones; sister, Francis Hynum of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Billy Roy (Bill) Mathews of Sweetwater, Texas; and several generations of nieces, nephews and friends
Imogene was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Jones; her brother, Charles Mathews; and sister, Juanita Louise (Nita) Clayton. Her extended family is pleased that she has joined those she loved so dearly in heaven.
Graveside service will be celebrated at Roscoe Cemetery, outside Roscoe, Texas on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. Flowers can be sent to the Roscoe Flower Shop.
Pallbearers will be Donald Lee Jones, David Carroll Jones, James Paul Jones, Jerry Keith Jones, Jeffery Pat Jones and James Paul Jones II.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 West Main in Denison.