NLJ Staff

Funeral service for Donna Jones was held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Meridian Mortuary (formerly Worden Funeral Directors) in Newcastle, with Pastor Bill Haley officiating; interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Meridian Mortuary. 

Donna Lee Jones of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away on Dec. 11, 2018, in her hometown of Newcastle at the age of 77. She was born on May 24, 1941, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Charles Norton and Merle Edith Hedrick. Donna spent most of her childhood living in Newell, S.D. 

On Dec. 6, 1959, Donna married the love of her life, Robert Jones. They had four beloved children. Donna spent her entire life raising her family. As her children got older she took the occasional job until her health no longer allowed it. Donna enjoyed sewing and crafting, playing music on her organ and accordion, bowling, and in her later years camping with the Black Hills Hillbillies Camping Club, and taking trips with the senior center. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Jones; parents; step-father, Gene (Red) Barber; and her brothers, Jerry and James Hedrick. 

Donna is survived by her four beloved children, Danny (Joy) Jones, Dallas “Tex” (Debbie) Jones, Jody (Kevin) Mello, and Duane (Lynn) Jones; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Fitterer; step-brother, Bernard Barber; as well as many other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Donna’s name to benefit the Weston County Manor for the Activity/Craft Fund. 

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary 111 South Railroad Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701.


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