Obituary: Emma Mae Jones

A funeral for Emma Mae Jones, 101, a Carson City resident for the past 50 years, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

Mrs. Jones died Nov. 14, 1999, at her residence. She was born May 7, 1898, in Yerington, to Charles C. and Lizzie B. Ross Perry.

Before moving to Carson City, she lived in Reno.

Mrs. Jones joined Queen of the Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 23, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in Yerington in 1918 and transferred her membership to Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 26 in Reno and Capital Rebekah Lodge No. 14 in Carson City. She was also an associate member of Colfax Rebekah Lodge No. 1 in Virginia City, holding numerous offices including Noble Grand and District Deputy President. She was a past trustee of the Rebekah Assembly of Nevada and a past Theta Rho Girls Club advisor. Mrs. Jones was also a past chief matriarch and special deputy of Pioneer Ladies Encampment Auxiliary 1 in Virginia City. She transferred her membership to Reno LEA No. 5 in recent years. She was also very active in the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars holding numerous offices, which she joined in 1934. During the existence of Cootiette clubs, she was a member of Do-Carettes 428.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L., in 1969; daughter, Vivian McNeil; brothers, James, Ed, Ernest, Lee, Donald, Hugh and Ralph Perry and sisters, Ida McGowan and Lyda Boggs.

Among her survivors are her son, Earl Van Arnam, of Brandon, Ore.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister, Miriam McKenzie, of Midlothian, Va.

Burial will be a Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Emma Jones to a charity of choice.

Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Crematory and Cemetery, is in charge of arrangements.


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