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 Lavona <I>Craggs</I> Jones

Lavona Craggs Jones

Utah, USA
Death 4 Jun 2013 (aged 89)
Arkansas, USA
Burial Alexander, Saline County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 111819083 · View Source
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Lavona Craggs Gray Jones of Little Rock passed away on June 4, 2013. She was born April 23, 1924 in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Harold B. and Annie L. Craggs. She was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho with a BS degree in Home Economics.

Lavona completed a dietetic internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where she met Dr. Frederick James Gray, Jr. They were married on August 31, 1946 and lived in Columbia, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee, and Asheville, N. Carolina before settling in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lavona worked as a dietician at the University of Missouri and Arkansas Children's Hospital. After the death of Dr. Gray, Lavona married Dr. Robert D. Jones. Lavona was the President of Pi Beta Phi fraternity in college and active in the Little Rock Alumnae Club. Lavona enjoyed playing bridge and mahjong.

As a long-time member of the Jr. League for 30 years, Lavona volunteered with the Territorial Restoration, SCAT and RAIN. She was active in her church, Westover Hills Presbyterian.

She was preceded in death by Dr. Frederick Gray, Dr. Robert Jones, Robert Jones, Jr., Harold Craggs (brother), and Dee Jones (daughter-in-law). She is survived by her sister, Betty Nicholas (Tom), her sister-in-law, Mary Craggs, her children, John Jones, M.D. (Julie), Thomas Jones, Frederick Gray, III (Toni Roosth), Lavona Russell (Clyde), Barry Gray (Ed Dato), 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grand child.

Lavona will be lovingly remembered and long missed by her many friends and family, as well as the hundreds of people for whom she knitted baby blankets or prayer shawls. Lavona always left the light on and welcomed friends and family to her home and table. Lavona's family appreciates the loving care she received from the staff at Presbyterian Village and Arkansas Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, June 6, officiated by Mike Kuner. Visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on June 5 from 5pm to 7pm. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Presbyterian Village or Westover Hills Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home




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  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111819083
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lavona Craggs Jones (23 Apr 1924–4 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111819083, citing Pinecrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum, Alexander, Saline County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by KTS (contributor 47564246) .