Lois Beatrice Jones
Lois Beatrice Jones was born July 12, 1921 to Nellie and Charles Dougherty in Covington, Oklahoma. She passed away in Stockton, California on March 29, 2018, at age 96. She was raised in Covington where she met the love of her life, Ed Jones. They were married in in Bristow, Oklahoma on January 3, 1939. Their only child, a son, Donald, was born later that year. As a family, they moved to many, many towns in Oklahoma and Texas for three decades while Ed worked for the oil industry. In 1960, they settled down and made Hennessey, Oklahoma their home. From 1974 to 2000, Lois owned and operated Lois’ Fabrics in Hennessey. It would be no surprise for Lois to close the store for the afternoon hanging a sign “Gone to the Horse Races”. Lois was a devoted wife for fifty-six years, until Ed’s passing in 1995. Upon turning 80 years old, she decided to sell her store in 2000 when a nice young lady came into her store inquiring about setting up a quilting show in town. Lois saw this as an opportunity to retire once and for all. This gave her more time to host the ladies bridge club at her home on 7th Street where she did for fifteen years. To be closer to her son, Don, and daughter-in-law, Jonney Sue, she moved to Stockton, California in 2016 where she lived in the Commons on Thornton in her own apartment. She enjoyed the Commons life, making new friends, playing card games and bingo, and, most important to her, boarding the shuttle to travel to Jackson Rancheria to play black-jack. She was a gifted artist through the many acrylic paintings for which she continued her painting at the Commons. Up until the end, her favorite pastime was going to the casino. When asked what she would like for Christmas, she said “ I’d like to go to the casino”. Her son (Don), daughterin- law (Jonney Sue), granddaughter (Vicki) and her husband (Tony), and great grandsons (Dylan and Drake) accompanied her for a Christmas celebration at Thunder Valley Casino in December, 2017. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, husband Ed, and her nephew Lyndell for which she was so fond of. She is survived by her brother, Bob Dougherty of San Francisco, California; her son, Donald Jones of Stockton, California; her nephew, Jeff Nicholson; two granddaughters (Vicki & Kathy); four great grandsons (Joseph, Jason, Dylan & Drake); and one great-great grandson (Kaeson); and, many friends especially her neighbors (Ruthann, Kris, Kendall and their kids). The family would like to thank Asera Care and all of the staff at the Commons for their compassion and excellent care of Lois during her final days. As per her request of a private service, she will be laid to rest in Covington, Oklahoma with her husband, Ed, and many family members.