Our mother, Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones left this world to join her husband Ray Dee Jones Sr., Monday morning just before dawn. 10 January 2011 Sonoma County, California.
She has fought a long battle with her body and her wishes. She wanted her knees to work better and also wanted to go be with Dad. She kept her witt about her to the last. When I shared with her that we are going to be Great grandparents in the spring she said, "I beat you I already am one." Her smile was big and her eyes were dancing then she asked for the particulars.,
Mom was born 29 June 1920 at Little Bear,Wyoming the daughter of Cecil Lee Hoffman and Inez Mae Scott. She was the 4th born in the family. Her family came from Appanoose, Iowa and before that from Aleppo, Greene Co. Pennsylvania; Berkeley, Va and from Maryland on her father's side. Her mother's side was from Appanoose, Iowa from Illinois (briefly) and from Cumberland Co. Ky from Pittsylvania Co., Virginia and previously Halifax Co.,Virginia.
Mom met Dad when she was not quite 16, processing tomatoes from the garden by the bushels to can for the family. Dad had been helping her father work the water ditches (canals) for the farms crops. Over a period of time they started dating, later down the years they married.