Mary Louise Donaldson Jones

Published on Monday, 5 March 2018 18:37


Mary Louise Donaldson Jones of Bristol, widow of Earle W. Jones, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was 93 years old.

She was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Yankton, S.D. She was the daughter of the late Mabel Hungerford and Sanford G Donaldson.

She is survived by her children, Leslie and Noel Coughtry, Donald and Cheryl Jones, Tracey Jones, Craig Jones and was predeceased by her son, Sanford Jones. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., taught on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, worked for the Episcopal Church in Highland Park, Ill., and worked for Special Services, U.S. Army in Germany, where she met Earle. In 1970, they moved their family to Bristol and opened Arrow Drug #3.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. in DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in Forestville Cemetery, Forestville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the donor’s choice of charities.

The Jones family invites you to send a condolence message in Mary’s guestbook at .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 5 March 2018 18:37. Updated: Monday, 5 March 2018 18:39.