Memorial services were held May 30 for Marie Griffin Jones, who died Jan. 31.
Marie G. Jones was born Jan. 7, 1926 in the untainted spaces of Washington State, Yakima. Her father, Harry Griffin, was a trapper and her mother Elizabeth was a homemaker. She had two younger brothers and a younger sister, now deceased.
Always her father’s “right hand man,” Marie trained as a telemark skier for competition.
In her high school years, she lived with an aunt and uncle in Yakima, where she studied, danced the latest steps, sang on the radio; and went on to Whit-man College in Walla Walla, Washington.
After school Marie ventured to San Francisco, California. She was a model and a bridal consultant. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Captain Wellington Stroud Jones II, now deceased. They were stationed abroad and about the United States and went on to have six children: Rinda Good-rich of Boston, Massachusetts, Robin Jones of Braintree, Tad Jones of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kim Jones of Wolburn, Massachusetts, Drake Jones of South Royalton and Amanda Jones of Palm Beach, Florida. They have 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Marie due to her keen knowledge of books, art, music, food, style, color and design, always created living environments of interest, grace and natural beauty.
Till the end of her journey here, she lived, practiced and demonstrated the healing power of Christian Science.
Marie was well loved and is sorely missed.
Forever our Yoda….
This obituary first appeared in the June 5, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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