Ella M. “Tudi” Jones, age 90, of Miles City, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Friendship Villa Care Center in Miles City.
Tudi was born April 28, 1924 near Cohagen, Montana to Charlie and Katie Sindelar. She attended grade school at Cohagen and high school at both Cohagen and Miles City. She also attended June’s Beauty College in Miles City before moving to Mesa, Arizona where she worked many years as a beauty operator.
Tudi and Philip Jones were married in 1961. They later moved to Chula Vista, California where she worked as a bookkeeper for a school supply company. She also volunteered at the George Waters Senior Nutrition Center and was chosen volunteer of the year before returning to Montana following Philip’s death in 2010.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Philip, her son Charles Mackin, her brother George Sindelar, and sisters Helen Jenrich, Mildred Fiske, Viola Fluss and Cathryn Zook.
She is survived by her daughter, Sheri (Ray) Clauson of Miles City, granddaughter, Tami (Don) Rogers of Denver, CO, grandsons, Kelly Clauson of Denver, CO, and Troy (Julie) Clauson of Hilton Head, SC, great grandsons, Joshua, Jacob and Jordan and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will be held at a later date in the Custer County Cemetery. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorial may be made to Holy Rosary Hospice or the American Cancer Society.