August 6, 1938 – September 29, 2021

Mary Lee Jones, a resident of Colorado Springs for 33 years, passed away on September 29, 2021. As an Air Force wife, she was formerly a resident of Missouri and Texas, as well as various other places.

Mary was born on August 6, 1938 in Carrollton, Missouri to John Newman and Mary Lee (Crockett) Newman. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Central Missouri. 

When she married Raymond Ross Jones on March 9, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas, she became an Air Force wife and worked as an educator. Later when Ray retired from the Air Force and became a pastor, she worked as the church accountant and office manager. She ultimately retired from Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs in 2005.

She was a very active member of Woodmen Road Baptist Church. She was also an avid reader who enjoyed quilting, sewing, and various other handcrafts.

Mary is survived by her son, Darrell Ray Jones (wife, Michelle); 7 grandchildren (Andrea Broughton, Adam Jones, Andrew Jones, Aaron Jones, Cole Jones, Nathaniel Jones, and Ross Jones); and 5 great-grandchildren (Madilynn Jones, Khloe Jones, Eli Broughton, Jose’ Broughton, and Kathy Broughton). She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Raymond Ross Jones; and 2 sons, Donald Wayne Jones (wife, Mechele) and Steven Duane Jones (wife, Carolyn).

A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel in Colorado Springs. Private entombment will take place at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. There will be a Memorial Service for Mary in January (date to be determined).

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary’s name may be made to: Woodmen Road Baptist Church – 7645 Horseshoe Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923.

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  1. I want to send my condolences to the family. I have always felt like a fourth son of Pepa and Mema. As Donald’s friend they took me into their home when I was a 17 year old college student and my parents were still in Germany. They gave me a place to live and they provided me with a job and they added lots of love and guidance (and a ton of patience). Mema has been through a lot over the last few years with losing two of her sons and her husband, but she always had faith. Undying faith in God’s will. Nothing could shake it. I am confident she is being rewarded for that faith today as she rejoins her family in heaven.

    Mema, you will be missed. Please give Pepa a hug from me. And Donald and Steven too. I love you.

    Lee Jantzen

  2. I wish to express condolences to Mary Lee’s family. I just happened onto the notice of a January service for Mary, as her Missouri relatives had no knowledge of her passing, at least as far as I know. My name is Patty Newman Kinder, daughter of Floyd Newman, who was a first cousin to Mary. Floyd’s father was Ord Newman, brother to Mary Lee’s father, John Newman. My time knowing Mary was with our families as she was about ten years older than myself. In more recent years I was friends with Mary on Facebook as were my sisters so we had chats from time to time catching up on family news. Mary has several cousins and other family in this same Carroll County community as she grew up. It is sad so many years go by without our families knowing much about each other. Kindest regards. Patty Newman Kinder, Carrollton, Missouri

  3. I’m Mary’s cousin from Missouri. Her mom and my mom, Ruth Crockett Rodenberg, were sisters. My husband NOEL and I seen them a few years ago when we were traveling in RV. My prayers are with the whole family. God bless you all. Judy

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