1917 Beatrice 2015

Beatrice Jones

February 24, 1917 — August 1, 2015

Beatrice K. Jones, 98, of East Nelson, NY, passed away peacefully with her family in attendance at home on August 1, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, David J. Jones in 2012. They were married for 72 years. She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Jean (Millie Moore) of Delray Beach, FL, and Marilyn (Douglas) Beard of Endwell, NY; two grandsons, David (Julie) Beard of Johnson City, NY and Jonathan Beard of San Antonio, TX; four great-grandchildren, Maura, Evan, Madeline and Cayden; one niece, Connie (Ned) Hogan; three nephews, Edward Jones, Harley (Nancy) Ruppert and Bruce (Nina) Ruppert.
She was born at home on February 24, 1917 to Flora and Seward Kane of Holland Patent, NY. After graduating from high school and the Albany Business College, she married David and they took up residence in Utica. In 1945, they moved to the Jones homestead farm in East Nelson on Jones Road. They purchased the farm from Dave’s parents and lived there all their lives. Bea was elected as the Town of Nelson tax collector for four years and worked as assistant postmaster of the Erieville post office for many years. She and Dave were very active in the Welsh Community Church for decades. The numerous Welsh Days, strawberry festivals and other church activities kept her busy. Bea was also very active in the Nelson Grange. Bea was a longtime member of the DAR, Daughter of the American Colonists and several other groups. All of her adult life was devoted to her family, friends and grandchildren. Numerous friends would drop by to chat, exchange news and stories. She was a devoted Syracuse basketball fan and rarely missed seeing a game on TV. She was a friend to all and enjoyed relating many sayings and quotes from the past, e.g.: “Spring is here when the sun shines on both sides of the fence”. Bea was the most wonderful person you could ever meet and never had a bad thing to say about anybody. We all will miss you Mom, Gram, Great Gramma, Bea.
A service will be held at the Welsh Community Church, East Nelson, NY on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the church cemetery immediately following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Welsh Community Church in care of the treasurer, Kathryn Jones, 4335 Old State Rd., Morrisville, NY 13408.
Arrangements are by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Morrisville, NY.

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