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Marjorie Jones

March 13, 1926 — February 9, 2024

Conrad

Marjorie Stella (Kinsey) Jones was born on March 13, 1926, in Builth Wells, Wales, United Kingdom. She went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2024, at the age of 97 at the BeeHive Assisted Living Center in Conrad, Montana from natural causes.

Marjorie's parents were Henry Kinsey and Eileen (Burns) Kinsey. She grew up in Central Wales and attended Builth Wells’ grade school where she met her future husband, Edward Jones. The Jones family had just returned from Montana to start a sheep ranch in Wales in the 1930s. After the beginning of World War II, Edward returned to Montana to the ranch they had there. Marjorie, still in Wales, had vivid memories of World War II, including covering her windows in black fabric so no light could escape, thus preventing her home from becoming a target for German bombers. Marjorie told stories of the bombings, endless food shortages, and her father catching salmon for the family to eat.

Edward eventually returned to Wales, and the two married in 1949 before journeying to their Montana sheep ranch by steam ship. Marjorie recalled seeing the Statue of Liberty before landing in the New York Harbor. Marjorie, a town girl, quickly adapted to rural life on a Montana sheep ranch. She became the family's butcher, lamb and calf pulling expert, and overall incredible worker. She loved to work outside and was always seen moving sheep to new pastures or in the calving barns. During lambing season, the family hired a cook so Marjorie could work outside 12-16 hours a day in the lambing sheds.  She had little patience for those that did not work, as she gave herself fully to her family, the task at hand, and helped anyone in need.

Marjorie and Edward adopted a baby boy Llewelyn in 1962. The following year they were blessed with a girl, Hazel. From the time they could walk, Marjorie had her children work beside her. No job was beneath her, and no task proved too challenging. Marjorie adored her first grandchildren from Llewelyn—Edward, Daniel, and Aaron—and put them to work alongside her while teaching them the practical ways of life. When tragedy struck her daughter Hazel during the birth of Hazel’s daughter, Dania, Marjorie took on new tasks. She ensured that Hazel, now confined to a nursing home, wanted for nothing. She never gave up hope that things might improve, and she engaged in the life of her new grandchild, Dania, whom she loved dearly.

In her 70s and 80s, Marjorie helped by managing the family-owned Conrad RV Park. She made sure the guests were well treated, and that their needs were given priority. She loved talking and learning from travelers—creating lasting relationships with many of them until her passing. Marjorie was a strong, independent woman who lived a full and active life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Marjorie is survived by her son Llewelyn (Carole), her daughter Hazel, four grandchildren (Edward (Teresa), Daniel (Andrea), Aaron (Katie), and Dania (Lucas)), and seven great-grandchildren (Tegan, Owen, Gracin, McKenna, Kara, Lily, and Penny). She was preceded in death by her brother Mervin, her parents, and her husband Edward.

Funeral Services will be at the Presbyterian Church in Conrad at 3:00 p.m. on February 16, 2024.   Marjorie was a lifelong supporter of adoption and children; thus, memorials can be given to the Florence Crittenton Family Services in Helena Montana or the donor’s choice.

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Conrad First Presbyterian Church

123 4th Avenue Southwest, Conrad, MT 59425

A reception at the church will follow the service.

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