"This message brings very sad news, sent on behalf of Tom Jones. Some of you may know already that on Tuesday morning Julie Jones died peacefully, with Tom and her son, Tommy, by her side. As you may know, she had been in declining health since about February. But her situation had deteriorated substantially by June, and precipitously since then. After a brief hospitalization Julie had returned home last Friday with Hospice support.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 7 August at the Universalist National Memorial Church, at 1810 16th Street, N.W., in Washington DC, at 10:00 a.m. Julie and Tom were members of the church for many years, and Julie had been a deacon and choir member there. Rev. Dave McDonald will officiate at the service. Tom is particularly pleased that Dave will preach, as it was a specific request Julie had made.
Julie's obituary will appear in the Washington Post on Saturday and again on Tuesday. It will mention that, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Julie's memory to Save the Children ( www.savethechildren.org ). That organization sponsored Julie's trip a few years ago to Bangladesh and also supported Julie and Tom when they taught in Egypt years ago.
Many of our friends and colleagues got to know Julie over the years at various genealogical gatherings and events. Feel free to pass this information to those who would want to know."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Indeed, very sad news from Claire Bettag. Our prayers go to Tom Jones, Tommy and their extended family at this difficult time.
Posted by Pat Richley-Erickson on Thursday, July 29, 2010