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"Cookie" Barbara Ann Jones

January 14, 1937 ~ May 23, 2019 (age 82)

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Obituary

Barbara Ann Jones passed away on May 23, 2019 while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mx.

She was born on January 14, 1937 in Nashville, TN.

She was a true Southern Woman.

Barbara was raised in Mobile, Alabama.  She graduated in 1955 from Central High in Jackson, MS. She then went to the University of Alabama “Roll Tide” for college and studied textiles and clothing. She joined the Delta Zeta sorority where she met her life long friends.

Barbara worked in retail for many years and there she met her beloved husband, Elba Jones (Nov 2011). In 1974, they moved to Walnut Creek, CA and started their own wholesale and import business, which they continued until 2008.  After she moved to Sonoma, CA, she dedicated most of her time to volunteering for the Church Mouse, Sonoma Visitor’s Bureau, Broadway Under the Stars and working at the Sonoma Horse Park.

Barbara is survived by her brother and dear sister-in-law Robert and Nancy Bowman, two sons Allan and Ronald, her four daughters Donna, Michelle, Monica, Elise and her beloved dog Bennie; her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law, Matt, Joe, Chris, Devon and Karen; her four grandchildren Sarah (husband Grant), Patrick (fiancé Caroline), Kaden, Grayson and her three great grandchildren Nolan, Carter, Calvin and two nephews Robert and James Bowman.

She is predeceased by her husband Elba and beloved mother and father Alice and Robert Bowman.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11am on Friday, June 7, 2019 at St. Francis Solano Church, 300 West Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Joneses would like to offer two charitable organizations to which Cookie’s friends and family may make memorial donations in her name. 
Cookie lived with Macular Degeneration, a disease that leads to vision loss. If you would like to honor Barbara, please consider making a donation in her name (Barbara Ann “Cookie” Jones) to one of the following organizations that support people living with vision loss: 

 

American Macular Degeneration Foundation
PO Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515
www.macular.org
Or 
Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road 
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 
https://earlebaum.org/

 

Our family so much appreciates the kind wishes, sincere condolences, and prayers Barbara’s friends have sent since her passing. 

 

To send flowers to "Cookie" Barbara Ann Jones' family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 7, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Francis Solano Catholic Church
469 Third St. West
Sonoma, CA 95476

Donations

American Macular Degeneration Foundation
PO Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515
Web: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E331225&id=4

Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Web: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/earlebaumcenter

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