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Ethelyn Ernrstine Jones

Southeast Alaskas Island News of Thorne Bay, Alaska

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Ethelyn Jones, age 90, died at her home in Craig on December 2nd, 2009.

Ethelyn was born on October 8th, 1919 in Macksville, Kansas. Ethelyn was brought to Craig as a young child by her parents, James and Sarah Brown, who owned and operated J.T. Brown's Store. After graduating from high school in Craig, Ethelyn went to business school in Kansas and returned to Craig to clerk for her dad who was Deputy Collector of Customs and U.S. Probate Judge from 1939 to 1946.

Ethelyn was married on April 16, 1945 in Craig to Charles "Jonsey" Jones. They lived in Craig and operated J.T. Brown's Store until 1978. She continued to make her home in Craig until her death.

She had served on the Craig School Board, the Craig Library, and was a member of the Craig Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sport fishing with her family, trolling with her husband, beach combing, reading, crosswords, telling stories of "Old Craig Days" and sharing her photos, some of which can be seen at the Craig Library & RuthAnn's Restaurant.

She is survived by her children: Wayne Jones, Judy Braun, & Lynn Jones; grandsons: Carter Jones, Wade Jones, and Wesley Braun; great-grandchildren: Slater and Jacie.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles Jones; daughter-in-law: Peggy Jones & son-in-law: Charles Fischhaber.

Mrs. Jones' body will be cremate-ed and per her request there will be no service. The family will gather for a graveside burial in late spring.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones' ashes will be scattered at their favorit fishing spot at a later date.

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Original Publication Date: January 4, 2010

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