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Laura Jones 1931-2012


Laura Mead Jones

Memory Eternal as we remember Laura Mead Jones on her 40 Day Memorial.

“Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted…”.

Laura was a member of the board of Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) for a number of years in the mid 1990’s.

I was on her extensive mailing list and received many of her letters to religious, political, cultural leaders until her death. OCL Board members remember her fondly. We were so happy to hear from her on May 1 when she informed me she was coming to our 25th Anniversary Meeting in Washington DC. I smiled, and was looking forward to seeing her; because I knew that she would be a breath of fresh air in our midst. I received her autobiographical note of June 28, 2012 which was quite informative. She sent me a birthday greeting on September 17. I was saddened to learn of her stroke and death before our meeting. May she rest in peace. May her memory be eternal. Laura was truly pure in heart. This state of being kept her young in heart. Her life was a quest for becoming one with the True Light. She kept up her search until the end. She had a colorful life. May her family and grandchildren and the rest of us live long lives to remember Laura. As we near her 40 day Memorial Service, we continue to pray for our departed sister with the assurance that she loved the Lord.

George Matsoukas

Obituary for Laura Mead Jones

Laura Mead Jones, age 81, died in Gardiner, NY on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

Born on April 4, 1931, in Bucharest, Romania, she was the daughter of Joseph A. and Laura C. (Mead) Morris. She married Gordon L. Jones, Sr. on June 9, 1952 in Washington, D.C. He predeceased her July 29, 2003.

She was a member of the St. Tikhon’s Russian Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Laity and The Mount Hope Foundation Community.

She is survived by her children, Martha and Richie Koenig of Gardiner, NY, Gordon and Cecilia Jones of Boise, ID, Laurie and Kevin Curry of Falls Church, VA, Huldah Jones of Westbury, NY, Mary Kay and John Snyder of Woodbridge, VA, John Jones of Ventura, VA, Liz and Bill McAteer of Fredericksburg, VA; Grandchildren, Nikki, Fritz, Maria, Mark, Johann, Joseph, Dominic, Ceci, Monica, Anna, Ruthie, Sophie, Raymond, James, Michael, Jessi, Donna, Angel, Brandi, Rachel, Dale, Jeffrey, Rose, Josie; Great-Grandchildren, Norah, Abigail, Eve, Finn and Dex.

The funeral was celebrated on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. Tikhon’s Church, 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, South Canaan (Waymart), PA. Burial followed in St. Tikhon’s Cemetery, South Canaan (Waymart), PA.

Memorial donation may be made to: St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery, 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, South Canaan, PA 18459.

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