Dorothy Louise Jones

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DOROTHY LOUISE JONES, 76, of New Waverly, TX passed away on April 3, 2019 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital as a result of complications stemming from her lengthy battle with COPD.

Dorothy was born on April 7, 1942 to George Carl Erickson and Blana Madge Smith in Long Beach, CA.

Dorothy and Melvin E. Jones met in Cleveland, TX and married in 1980.

Dorothy and Melvin proudly owned Custom Waste Inc in New Waverly, TX for 20 years prior to their retirement in 2018.

Dorothy was an avid crafter and enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting and painting. She also loved to play board and card games at family gatherings and could play Phase 10 and Uno for hours on end. Dorothy loved her children but she especially loved her grandchildren and quite often said "I should have had them first because they are so much fun!"

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Melvin E. Jones; her children Joe Olvera (Rose), Kristina Smitha (Carl), Angela Jeter, Melvin Jones Jr (Lynn) and Margaret Jones Courtney (Ed); her grandchildren Melissa Haag (Harry), Sunshine Strickland (Thomas), Kirby Olvera, Lawana Olvera, Cavalina Castine (John), Destinee Vadnais, Marques Slowtalker, Addicus Slowtalker, Meica Slowtalker, Stephanie Makar (Jason), Jason Alvarez (Natalie), Bradley Dyer (Kaley), Lainie Gormey (Jayson) and Jordan Jeter; her great grandchildren Lillian Moore, Elizabeth Nestle, Tyler Strickland, Sadie Strickland, Karli Olvera, Kaylee Olvera, Carter Olvera, Kevin Castine, Matthew Castine, Sean Makar, Haley Makar, Max Makar and Noah Dyer.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents George Carl Erickson and Blana Madge Smith, her aunt Zona Hairgrove and her sister Lucille McNair.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mercy Petross for her dedicated care and to Dr. Nabeel Khan, Dr. Sudhir Sehgal, the ICU staff and the 3rd floor staff at Huntsville Memorial Hospital for the care, kindness and compassion shown to Dorothy and her family during this difficult time.

It was Dorothy's request to not have a funeral service but the family will have a celebration of her life at a later date.
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Published on April 5, 2019
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