Jones, Norma

Norma H. Jones

December 13, 1929 - July 30, 2019

Norma Gene (Henry) Jones of Plano, Texas passed away on July 30, 2019 at the age of 89, or as she preferred, in the 90th year of her life. She was born on December 13, 1929 to Connie Hubert Henry and Dovie Irene (Robinson) Henry in Dallas, Texas. Norma was married to the late Colonel Ed E. Jones in 1949 in Denison, Texas. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas, in 1951. Norma's faith and family were her highest priorities. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas. She was a vivid storyteller, and she dedicated herself to tireless imaginative play with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Norma was an accomplished writer and editor, publishing and editing numerous articles, magazines and books. She was a gifted seamstress who designed her own suits and evening wear. Norma was known for her collection of fashionable hats for all occasions. She had strong political beliefs and always stayed informed about the world and most importantly, the United States.

Norma, known to her family as Nonna, is survived by her son, Stuart E. Jones and wife, Kelli of The Colony, Texas; daughter, Michelle Rook Jones of Savannah, Texas; grandchildren, Evan Jones, Leah Jones, Miranda Etkind, Aliza Etkind, and Sam Etkind; niece, Kathleen Keyes Pool; nephew, Brian Keyes; great nephews, Max Pool and Jared Keyes; great niece, Megan Keyes; and a number of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Ed E. ("Bodie") Jones; sister, Sally Keyes; and parents, Connie and Irene Henry.

A graveside inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

 

 

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Norma was my dear friend for decades. We helped each other with our writing and editing careers many times, and we supported each other as we both battled breast cancer. We laughed together, played keno together, and enjoyed talking about all kinds of issues, large and small. Norma was so smart, and she loved her girlfriends and her family. She was a bright light in the world, and as we say goodbye to her, it’s comforting to know her faith in God was strong. Her light is shining in Heaven. Jan Doleh, August 14, 2019 Our beloved Nonna, you are always with us. Michelle, August 10, 2019