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 Mildred Maxwell “Skeet” <I>Burden</I> Jones

Mildred Maxwell “Skeet” Burden Jones

Birth
Greer County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 1 Jan 2007 (aged 85)
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 17300732 · View Source
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Mildred (Skeet) Jones, born August 8, 1921, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 at the age of 85. Mildred, the youngest of five children born to Willie and Eva Burden, grew up on a farm near Blair in southwestern Oklahoma. After attending the University of Oklahoma, she went to work in Oklahoma City during WW II where she met Milton Jones, an air cadet attending flight school. They traveled to his home in Boise where they were married just one day before he was sent to England. Mildred worked in Boise and lived with his parents until Milton returned from the war. Their marriage was a loving partnership that lasted 54 years until Milton's death in 1998. As the wife of an Air Force pilot and mother of four, she moved numerous times, making each new place a real home for her family. She lived an interesting and exciting life, sharing travel adventures and many good times with her husband, family and the many life-long friends she met along the way. Her smile and unfailing sense of humor, coupled with tough determination, carried her and many others through difficult times. An avid reader all her life, she also enjoyed music and dancing, all kinds of sports, a round of bridge, and the daily crossword puzzle. Following the loss of her husband she received great comfort and love from her family who will carry on in her memory with their faith in God, appreciation of music, and commitment to friends and family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Junior Jones; her four siblings: Olene Dennis, Dale Derrick, T.S. Burden and M. L. Burden; and infant son, Tom. She is survived by her children: Janel Jones and husband Al, Dave Jones, Kelly Jones and wife Loretta, and Laurie Ridle; her grandchildren: Kane and wife Janice, Dylan, Jennifer Jolliffe and husband Justin, Josh, Brent and wife Kate, Cassidy, Bethany, and Trey: and her great-grandchildren Sean, Matthew, Jacob, Hannah, Corey, and Nathaniel. May she rest in Peace and Love. Funeral services for Mildred will be Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, 1205 W. Bannock Street, Boise. Burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery. There will be a viewing Friday, Jan. 5, from 5-7 p.m. also at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.


Published in the Idaho Statesman on 1/4/2007.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17300732
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Maxwell “Skeet” Burden Jones (8 Aug 1921–1 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17300732, citing Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .