Marie Lupe Ahumada Jones, 70, of Baker City, died Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise.
There will be a private family gathering later. Visitation was for family only.
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Marie had lived the last 12 years of her life at Baker City, but lived most of her life at Los Angeles. She was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Mexico.
She became a registered nurse after college and loved to help people. She also loved flowers and had a very special touch with them. She never had to do much with them and they grew big and beautiful. She didn’t have much luck with houseplants, though.
Marie was a very generous person and would spend her last dollar on her grandkids. Whenever she had a chance, she would play bingo and go to the casinos.
The last 10 years of her life she loved to work with beads, making things and looking forward to selling her beaded jewelry and other items at the Miners Jubilee every year.
“She will surely be missed,” her family said.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kris Jones of Crescent City, Calif., and Richard’s son, Michael Jones of Roseburg; her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jeff Heriza of Aurora, Colo., and Jackie’s children, Jessica and Whitney McKnight of Boise, and Kristin Jones and Robert Heriza of Aurora, Colo.; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Liane Jones of Baker City, and their children, Ashley, Gabby and Dylan Jones; her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and F. “Scott” Ashby of Baker City, and Sheila’s children, Tyler Reich, Kristina Friedman and Faith Rae and Amanda Ashby; her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Bill Wenger of Van Nuys, Calif., and children, Billy and Kenny; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and many nieces and nephews; and most importantly, her husband of many years, Kenneth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 2, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor