June 2, 1925 — Sept. 28, 2013
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Edie Jones passed away Sept. 28, 2013, following a stroke. Edna “Edie” Margaret Jones was born in Olympia, Wash., to William Edward Davis and Wilda Winona Wilson. Her family moved to Keyes, Calif., in July 1925, where she spent the next 23 years. In 1942 she met William “Bill” Edward Jones at Turlock High School. They married on March 19, 1946. She lived in Modesto and worked as a school secretary while Bill attended Modesto Jr. College. In 1947, she was chosen as Turlock Turkey Queen.
In 1948 the couple settled in San Jose, Calif., for the next 31 years. Edie continued to work as a school secretary, while Bill attended San Jose State and Stanford University, then later she became a Realtor. In 1959 she and Bill joined the Bay Area Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America. In 1960 they helped charter the Santa Clara Valley Chapter along with seven other members. She held a variety of positions within the local, state and national organization, with fashion being her main focus. She was a member of the Mother Lode A’s in Calaveras County and Hangtown A’s in Placerville. In 1979 they moved to Calaveras County. Edie was a member of the First Congregational Church in Murphys for 27 years. She served as an active member of the Murphys Community Club and received the honor of Senior Citizen of the Year in 1999. She moved to Placerville, Calif., in 2010 and remained there until her death.
Edie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and grandson, Aaron. She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Barbara), Jerry (Diane) and Jay (Tina Wolter); seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Flowers and rememberance can be sent to Chapel of the Pines, 2855 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667. A memorial service will be held at the same location on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Donations can also be made to Model A Ford Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 95151, Nonantum, MA 02495.