Ethel Ardine Jones, 88, of Rawlins, Wyo., a former Baker City and La Grande resident, died Dec. 2, 2000, at Rawlins, Wyo., of natural causes.

Her funeral was Thursday at the Baker City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane.

Mrs. Jones was born on July 24, 1912, to Robert and Ada Violet Hathaway Newby. She married Charles Ted Gorrell at Buhl, Idaho. Later she married Irvin Nelson Jones on Oct. 10, 1954. He died on Nov. 10, 1995.

Mrs. Jones worked in restaurants in Baker City and Nyssa. In 1994, she moved from Baker City to La Grande. She was very involved with her family and loved fishing and crafts. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She attended church regularly until her health prevented her from doing so.

Survivors include her children, Nadine Sorenson of Vancouver, Wash., Keith Gorrell of La Grande, Leroy Gorrell of La Grande, Darwin Gorrell of La Grande, Ronnie Gorrell of Rawlins, Wyo., and Marilyn Blanchard of Cedar City, Utah; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Gorrell; and a daughter, Dorleen Gorrell.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 8, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor