Anna Marie Jones, age 85, passed away at Powder River Manor in Broadus, MT on January 17th, 2019.
Anna was born on January 25th, 1933 in Rocky Point, WY to Edwin and Gertie (Blankenship) Atkinson. She was the youngest of 8 children. Anna graduated from Hulett High School in 1950 and attended Black Hills Teacher’s College receiving her degree and graduating in 1953.
She went on to teach at several country schools. She was teaching at Thompson Creek School when she met Johnny Jones at a country dance. Johnny and Anna were married on March 14th, 1955. They resided in Carter County in Wyoming for a short time when they moved to Colorado until Johnny’s father asked them to move to Belle Creek, MT and take over the family ranch.
Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening, embroidery, cooking, but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandkids. Many brandings brought people of all kinds from all over just to enjoy her home cooking. She cooked for what seemed like an army more times than most can imagine. There were occasions when she would prepare as many as 4 meals to appease all 4 grandkids. Her hospitality spread far and wide and she touched the lives of so many during her time on earth.
Anna is preceded in death by her husband Johnny, parents Edwin and Gertie, an infant sister and 6 brothers, and son Alvin. She is survived by daughter Marsha (Jim) Osloond, son Kelly (Debbie) Jones, and twin daughters Carolyn (Robert) Traub and Marilyn Jones; grandkids Bobbi Traub, Echo Jones, Nick Jones, Chantz Jones, Marshall Osloond, Telisa Williams and Christel Powell; great grandkids Jadyn, Michael, Logan, Payton, Nolan, Bailey, Carter, Matazie, Gage, Brynna and Shiley, Braelynn, Dalton, Landon and Trystan.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Bible Church in Broadus. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul in Broadus.