Richland, Baker County, Oregon

Phyllis Ann Jones, 80, of Baker City, died Aug. 1, 2005, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St. A graveside service will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.

Phyllis was born on Dec. 7, 1924, at Richland to Christia Miller and Eagle Bennehoff. She was a 1942 graduate of Eagle Valley High School at Richland and attended Multnomah College at Portland, graduating in 1944.

She lived at Portland until she married C.W. “Tiny” Jones in 1946 at Richland. They moved to Baker City in 1950, where they built Jones Truck Line.

They had two children: Everett, born in 1948, and Kristi Ann, born in 1955. Along with being a mother and wife, she worked as a secretary and dispatcher for Jones Truck Line for 30 years. After selling the truck line, she went to work for D&S Realty. She was employed there until the business sold. She then worked as a secretary for Century 21 until she retired in 2003.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Tiny Jones of Baker City; her son, Everett Jones of Gillette, Wyo.; and daughter, Kristi Ann Jones, and her husband, Mark Nelson, of Tumwater, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Duane Bennehoff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; or the Baker Elks Lodge through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 5, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor