Obituary: Gladys Marie (Cross) Jones
Gladys Marie (Cross) Jones, 97, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Prescott, Arizona. She was born July 25, 1923, in Goshen, Indiana, to Bert and Iva (Harshberger) Cross of Middlebury, Indiana. She married Jake Jones on Dec. 21, 1943. They moved to Arizona in 1960 with their eight children and settled in Prescott in 1966.
Gladys was never happier than when she was holding a baby, whether it was her own or someone else’s. She loved anything to do with the outdoors, especially when her hands were in the dirt tending to her garden, flowers and plants. Gladys enjoyed family camping and lake trips, where she would share her famed mud cookies with everyone on the beach and “was everyone’s Gma for the weekend.”
Gladys is survived by her sons, Devon (Jan) Jones of Minnesota and David (Lana) Jones of Prescott; daughters, Sharon (Mitch) Garland of Mesa, Arizona, Eugina (Dave) Suffriti of Pine, Arizona, and Coralie Jones of Prescott; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Troyer and Esther Artley, both of Indiana; brother, Leroy (Esther) Cross of Indiana; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Jake Jones; sons, Duane Jones and Dorvin Jones; daughter, Regina Williams; granddaughter, Shawna McMorris; and brother, William Cross.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
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