Jones, Janette (Johnson) (1933-2008)

Janette Jones passed away Monday, May 19th at her Margaret Place Apartment just 2 days before her 75th birthday.

Janette Johnson was born on May 21, 1933 in Argyle, MN, the daughter of Tillie and Axel Johnson. She attended country school just “down the road” from the family farm. She graduated from Argyle High School. She married Richard Jones on March 27, 1952 while he was home on leave from the Korean war where he served as a tank commander. When “Dick” was discharged after an injury, the couple made their home in Warren, MN, where they lived and worked on the Jones family farm. They started their own family, raising six children; they lived in Northwestern Minnesota, the Iron Range and the Twin Cities. Janette earned her CDL and drove school bus, gravel and beet trucks. She worked as a home health aide and assisted her children with their families. After retiring, Dick and Jan spent winters in Arizona and returned to MN to their son, Jeff’s, and later to their home in Argyle.

Her hobbies included cooking and baking; she was well known for her potato salad and lefse. She also crocheted, liked playing cards and 6-5-4, and the two of them loved to dance, camp, and spend time with friends and family. She was often the “life of the party” with a quick wit and teasing demeanor.

Left to mourn her passing are her five children: Julie (John) Zender of Andover, MN; Kathy (Brad) Moser of Pequot Lakes, MN; Pam (Tom) Slater of North Pole, Alaska; Jeff (Lisa) Jones of Ham Lake, MN; and Jamie (John) Jones-Hatton of Coon Rapids, MN. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Darla Jones of Arizona, Ruth (Lloyd) of Grand Forks, and Dorothy Johnson of Warren. She has several nieces and nephews as well.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, in June of 2000; daughter, Cindy in September, 2007; her parents, sister Bernice, and brother Kermit.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky