FREEPORT —Jacqueline “Jackie” G. Jones, 85, of Freeport, died June 29 at her daughter’s home in Durham, surrounded by her children.
Jones was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Palatka, Florida, to Vaughn M. and Marguerite (Frost) Rice. Her parents owned and operated Grant’s Cabins in Farmingdale for many years, and Jacqueline lived and worked until her marriage to Allan P. Jones in 1950.
The couple soon moved to Freeport and raised their family. Jacqueline also worked at a variety of jobs in the town. In addition, she was a member of the D.A.R. of the Samuel Grant Chapter, which her grandmother, Nora Grant Rice, founded in 1897.
Jones was also a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, Casco Chapter No. 160, of Freeport, and served as a lioness with the Freeport Lions Club.
She attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, and later joined the Durham Congregational Church.
In her free time, she enjoyed embroidery, reading, cooking, sewing and playing “Skip Bo.” Later in her life, she often sat and watched nearby birds and squirrels, and she loved tending to her cat, Duke. She especially enjoyed holidays and other gatherings with her family, who remember her for her generosity and sense of humor.
Jones was predeceased by her husband and by her son-in-law, Charles M. Spier.
She is survived by her five children: Daisy Fraser and her husband, Stanley, of Brunswick; Vaughan M. Jones, of Durham; Sandra M. Spier, of Durham; Lloyd B. Jones and his wife, Honora, of Freeport; and Gail Jones, of Durham. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 21, at 2 p.m., at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A reception at the funeral home will follow.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Jones’ memory to a charity of one’s choice.