Family Login:

Marilyn  Elaine (Gordon) Jones

Marilyn Elaine (Gordon) Jones
  • September 11, 1930 - December 7, 2018
  • Augusta, Michigan
  • Marilyn Jones Scholarship Fund at the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp in Augusta, MI.
    6225 N. 39th Street
    Augusta, MI 49012

Share This Obituary
Resources

Send Flowers
 Local Florists


Memories & Candles

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Marilyn and I met a few times to discuss genealogy. I am a distant cousin. She will be missed. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Murdock - Battle Creek, MI

“Kris and family: We are so very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. May she rest in peace and all of you find comfort in your many wonderful...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Jean & Paul Kline - Battle Creek, MI

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“May God bless all of you. Marilyn was a sweet, gentle lady. I will always treasure my copy of your families cookbook. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Jamie Belen - Kalamazoo, MI

“To the Gordon and Jones Families, it was my good fortune to of known Marilyn. As a Friend of Gary's for almost 40 years, my mother, who spend...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Yinger - CATHEDRAL CITY, CA

“I won't be able to attend the Funeral tomorrow, however I would like to express my sympathy to her family in Marilyn Jones's death.I shall offer some...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: John MacInnis - Northville, MI

“DesMarilyn and Don died on the same day a year apartDon in 2017.My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve and still celebrate Marilyn's long...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Frances Franklin - Marshall, MI

“I had the pleasure of knowing Marilyn as a fellow Realtor. She was a gem--serious and competent, warm & friendly, joyfully enthusiastic. I will miss...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Jared Arnold - Marcellus, MI

“Dear Jones family,I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was a longtime member of our genealogy roundtable at the Richland Library. We...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: JANINE COTUGNO - Richland, MI

“While reading marilyn's obituary, i discovered so much about her that i did not know. I am beyond impressed for all the things she accomplished in...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Valerie Gilbert - AUGUSTA, MI

“Marilyn always had a permanent smile for the world, and was a great asset to the Real Estate profession, she will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Field - Portage, MI


13 of 27 | Posted by: Dennis Field - Portage, MI


14 of 27 | Posted by: Donita Simmons - Scotts, MI

“I'M SO PLEASED THAT I WAS ABLE TO ENJOY LUNCH WITH MARILYN LAST MONTH ALONG WITH OTHER CLASSMATES - ST. AUGUSTINE CLASS OF 1948. WE WILL ALL MISS...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: DICK SCHMITT - KALAMAZOO, MI

“I had the honor and privilege of knowing Marilyn for many years in the real estate business. She was always very professional, but even better, she...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Marilyn was a long time friend in the real estate business. We attended many committee meetings over the years and always had a special relationship...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Marilyn always had a smile on her face and kind words to say. She will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Mark and Chris Ransom - Augusta, MI

“With sympathy to the entire family. I was honored to know Marilyn from Climax Rotary. She was always so kind to me and had the most beautiful smile...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Joanna Johnson - Kalamazoo, MI

“Marilyn and I (and many others) worked on Gordon and other family genealogy for more than thirty years. She did a lot of digging into her Gordons and...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Vicki Tieche - Galena, OH

“Marilyn was a true friend to people, I (we) always enjoyed her when she attended the Climax Rotary Club. Her sense of humor, and good nature always...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Patrick Butler - Climax, MI

“Marilyn, you were a class act, and it was an honor and a joy to have known and worked with you. Love to Drs and all the family from Chuck and Rose...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Chuck Leavell

“Your friendship and professionalism was greatly appreciated!Richard and Carol Myers ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP classmate! ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Bert Renauld - Kalamazoo, MI

“You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you. Thank you for being a good friend to me and my family. Rest in Peace sweet lady.With love, Vicki ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Vicki Thompson - Miami, FL

“Jeff and I are so sorry to hear this our hearts go out to all of you.She was a lovely lady ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Kit Waterson - Athens, MI

“What a wonderful life and wonderful family my cousin Marilyn had! Or does that sound self-congratulatory as a family member, once removed from the...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Butine - St George, UT


Love Emblem

Marilyn Elaine (Gordon) Jones passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her husband and family on December 7, 2018. Marilyn was born on September 11, 1930 to Clete and Mary Gordon in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She graduated from St. Augustine's High School, and married Desmond Jones on May 6, 1950 at the old St. Augustine church.

Marilyn took great joy in her role as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. An active volunteer throughout her life, she was past president of the Leila Hospital Auxiliary, past president of the St. Jerome Women's League, and past president of the Galesburg Rotary. She was a Lifetime Rotary member, and was active in the Climax Rotary. She was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center.

For many years she had a silver and turquoise jewelry business. Nearly 40 years ago she founded Marilyn Jones Realty and remained active and interested in real estate until her death. She and her husband own Centennial Acres Tree Farm, and were award winning members of the Michigan Tree Farm Association as well as the Michigan Walnut Council. For nearly 65 years, she was an active genealogist, cataloging over 3,000 family ancestors from the past several hundred years.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 68 years, Desmond, and by her children Mike (Sharon) of Delton, Gary of Galesburg, Kris (Ted) Jenkins of Battle Creek, and her brother John (Maxine) Gordon of Kalamazoo. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous good friends and relatives.

Family will receive friends at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 between 10:30 AM and Noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held immediately after the visitation at 12:00 Noon, followed by a luncheon for all friends and family at St. Ann's parish hall. Interment will be private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kalamazoo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Marilyn Jones Scholarship Fund at the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp in Augusta, MI. Arrangements are being handled by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages and favorite memories may be placed here at wwww.farleyestesdowdle.com.