Peggy Carlene Jones, the daughter of Carl D. and Elizabeth (Farmer) Nichols, was born November 3, 1934, in Mangum, Oklahoma. Peggy graduated in 1952, from Garvey Hill Mark Kepple High in Los Angeles, California.
On July 1, 1954, Peggy was united in marriage to Leonard Monroe Jones in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and they became the parents of three children, Leonard, Jr., Deborah, and Bradley.
They made their home in Azuza, California, until 1967 when they moved the family to Sacramento, California. In 2002, they retired and moved to Arizona before making a final move to Rock Port, Missouri, to be closer to their daughter Debby and her family. Peggy passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her home in Rock Port. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port. Interment was held in Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port and conducted by Rev. Rodney Hopper.
Peggy spent 35 years employed as a credit counselor for both Sears & Roebuck and Breuner’s Furniture Store in Sacramento, California. Peggy loved spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren, shopping, and dining out. Before Alzheimer’s robbed her of the ability to read, you could find her sitting up until early morning reading Stephen King or one of her health books.
Besides her parents Peggy was preceded in death by son, Leonard, Jr., sister, Kathleen and brother-in-law Jim Lawhead, and two brothers, Melvin Douglas and Thomas Ray Nichols. Survivors include: husband, Leonard, Sr., Rock Port; daughter, Deborah Miller and her husband, Ken, Rock Port; son, Bradley Jones and wife, Laura Jean, Sacramento, California; grandchildren: Joseph, Billy, Elizabeth Jones, Sacramento, California; Jennifer Blakeman, Rock Port; Brandon Blakeman and wife, Kirsten, San Diego, California; Steven Jones, Rock Port; Carlene Jones, Sacramento, California; local step-grandchildren: Samuel Miller and wife, Karen, Rock Port; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Anneliese Clauson, Rock Port; Trevor Jones, Adam and Alan Penn, Sacramento, California; Cassondra Jones and Marissa Proctor, Colorado; Christain Jones, Lorelai and Hayden Jones, Sacramento, California; local step-great-grandchildren, Ethan, Hannah, Reed, Claire, and Grant Miller, Rock Port; one great-great-grandson, Elliott Proctor, Colorado; sister, Imogene Scott, Rock Port, and brother David Nichols, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com ~ Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.