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Beverly Marie Jones

Funeral services for Beverly Marie Thompson Jones, age 88, of Albert Lea, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church.  Father Henry Doyle will officiate. Private interment will be at Graceland Cemetery before the service.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Bev died Friday, August 18, 2017 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.

Beverly Marie Thompson Jones was born November 9, 1928 in Austin, Minnesota, the daughter of Russell and Carol (Johnson) Thompson.  She graduated from Austin High School in 1947.  She attended Austin Junior College for two years and then transferred to the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Speech Therapy.  She began her teaching career in Austin as a speech therapist.  On July 2, 1955, Bev married Mark Jones in Austin.  She was a homemaker while her children were young.  Bev returned to teaching again in Albert Lea, totaling 21 years until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Bev was also a member of the PEO BK Sisterhood and AAUW for over 50 years. She was a Sunday School teacher and a 4-H Leader. Bev spent many years as the volunteer coordinator at the Naeve Hospital Cancer Center and was a cancer survivor after having a cancerous kidney removed in 2004. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Gulf Coast and northern Minnesota, reading, baking, and cooking.  She loved entertaining her family and friends on the deck, enjoying the view of Fountain Lake.

Bev is survived by her husband of 62 years, Mark; children, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Rusty) Wulff and Tom (Nancy) Jones; grandchildren, Laura (Conny) Wulff, Mariah Wulff and special friend Jaimie Chadwick, Spencer Jones and Alexis Jones; sister-in-law, Meridee Dobberstein; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Zachary Wulff; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Lea Dobberstein.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Bev’s memory to the Albert Lea Education Foundation.

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I am blessed by having known Bev. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family at this time. You have our sympathy. Dave and Judy Kelley

Dave and Judy Kelley Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Tom and family we are thinking about you. It is always hard to loose a Parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brad and Helen Bena

Brfad and Helen Bena Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Brad and Helen

Tom Jones Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Carol. Nice to hear from you.

Tom Jones Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Jones

Carol Scott Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Tom and Family
We miss you......our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Scott Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

Mark & Family, Mary and me extend our sympathy to you and your family. We really enjoyed all the years of visiting with Bev and you even though it was not as often as we would have had we not been in the Chicago area. She was such an elegant and gracious person.
Harold and Mary Duffy

Harold & Mary Duffy Aug 21 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Tom and family, Betsy and family and Mark, our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom and wife. Your family - especially your mom - meant so much to us when we moved to Albert Lea. Your mom was such a warm and loving person and a great friend to our family, along with your dad. Thank you for your family's friendship all these years. She will be missed.
Dianne Bell and family

Dianne Bell Aug 20 2017 12:00 AM

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