Feb. 10, 1957-Aug. 30, 2017
Debbie Louise Jones came into this world on Feb. 10, 1957 to Frank and Sarah (Mack) Jones.
Debbie passed away on Aug. 30, 2017, at her home in Butte.
She attended local schools and then at the age of 17 moved to Garden City, Kansas. There she worked as a waitress, cashier and maid for various hotels and restaurants.
She returned to Montana where she worked at the same jobs, eventually becoming the assistant night manager at the Best Western Hotel in Dillon. After leaving there, she moved back to Butte where she worked as a computer lab attendant at Experience Works, Inc.
Debbie loved the outdoors of Montana. She enjoyed both camping and fishing but she found her greatest solace in driving through the beautiful mountains. Those drives quite often took her to Crystal Park where she loved to dig for crystals.
She was preceded in death by father, Frank “Buster” Jones; mother, Sarah “Sally” Jones; brothers, Frank Jones and Daniel Jones; and grandparents, Reinhold and Rose Schlepp, and Frank and Rita Flanick.
Debbie is survived by her daughters, Jessica (Derek) Pennington of Townsend and Jennifer Rose (Bill) Jones of Missoula; her beloved grandchildren, Destiney, Denice and Devin Pennington of Townsend and Ryan Christopher Jones and William Kruger of Missoula. She is also survived by a sister, Sally (Dan) Hollis of Butte; brothers, David (Lisa) Jones of Kennewick, WA, Shawn Jones of Richland, WA and Christopher (Lilly) Jones of Missoula; aunts, Janet Kuoppala of Butte and Sharon Osborn of Wise River as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving is her special friend, Kathy (Beck) Wright.
In accordance with her requests, cremation has taken place at Butte Crematories.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with Pastor Martha McCreight officiating. A luncheon will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Debbie’s family.