Deanna J. Jones, 82 of Lolo passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
She was born April 21, 1939 in Watford, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Merle and Edith Mason.
Deanna was raised mostly in Cody, Wyoming. She met her husband to be her senior year of high school. She worked as a switch board operator for the phone company. She married Elmo M. Jones on June 14, 1957. Deanna and Elmo traveled around a lot with Elmo’s job in the oil fields. Elmo got a job working for the Longyear Drilling Company moving them to Spokane, Washington. He was later moved to Lolo, Montana with a job that placed him in Powell, Idaho.
Deanna resided in Lolo for over 46 years. She loved to garden, antiquing, crafts, camping, cooking, being involved with her church, reading and family.
He was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Jones; parents, Merle and Edith Mason; brother, Richard Mason and sister, Sandy Witkowski all of Cody, WY and her son, Allen Jones of Missoula.
She is survived by her son, William (Valerie) Jones; daughter-in-law, Kathy Borg; grandchildren, Jessica (Mark) Weaver, Colby (Staci) Jones, Kevin (Lauren) Borg; great grandchildren, Kamden, Kayden, Jakob, Marley, Jakson and Lula; brother, Rod (Linda) Mason.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. December 2, 2021 at the First Lutheran Church, 2808 South Ave, Missoula, MT. A reception will follow. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Lutheran Church, 2808 South Ave., Missoula, MT 59804.
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