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Archive for Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Autie Mae Jones

February 19, 2002

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She was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Obion, Tenn., the daughter of Daucy Hurdle and Addie (Trogdon) White. She attended grade school in Longmont, Colo., and graduated from Longmont High School in 1931. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1935. She later attended the Woodbury School of Design in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Jones taught for two years at Montezuma High School. She worked as an air traffic controller during World War II at Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, and at Cochise, Ariz. She also taught photography at Lowry Field, Denver. She taught at Overbrook Grade School from 1962 to 1979.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Fidelis Club, Thimble Club, Friends of the Library, Hobby Club and Wilshire Investment Club, all in Overbrook. She was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Colorado State University Alumni Assn.

She married Kenneth L. Jones on Aug. 18, 1943, in Topeka. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kathleen K. Struby, Omaha, and Nancy E. Hack, Longmont, Colo.; a son, Stanley G. Jones, Omaha; a brother, Boone L. White, Tigard, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Overbrook, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to the children's section of Overbrook Library, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook 66524.

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