GOLDTHWAITE—A celebration of life service for Maxine Jones, 91, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, at the Goldthwaite First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. this evening, at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
Maxine was born near Abilene to Charlie and Eddie Newberry. She lived her early life near Wylie, Texas and spent many hours on the creek banks fishing with her dad.
She graduated from Eula High School where she met the love of her life, Hugh Wallace (Buck) Jones. The two were married Oct. 17, 1942 just before Hugh left for the Army Air Corp.
While Hugh was stationed in Pampa, Texas, their son Jerry was born. After Hugh’s duties with the Air Force were completed, the young family moved back to Eula to help manage the family farm. Not long after the move, their daughter Patty was born.
After the children grew and moved away, Hugh and Maxine continued to call Eula home until Hugh’s retirement from Texas Instruments in 1986. At that time they sold the family homestead and moved to Goldthwaite to be near their daughter and grandchildren.
After 67 years of marriage, Hugh passed away on May 31, 2009.
After suffering a hip fracture in 2012, Maxine became a resident of Goldthwaite Health and Rehab until her death on Tuesday.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Maxine was a member of the First United Methodist Church and she continued to enjoy the FUMC and other church services after moving to the nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Eddie Newberry; and her husband, Hugh Wallace (Buck) Jones.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Jones and his wife Patricia of Stephenville; daughter, Patty and her husband DeWayne McCasland of Goldthwaite; her grandchildren, Monty Jones and his wife Kim of Clyde, Kim Hughes and her husband Kirk of Abilene, Laurey Rider and husband Dave of Stephenville, Brent McCasland and his wife Angie of Wall, Brooke Seely and her husband Jeremy of Hillsboro, Gary Leverett and his wife Sonia of Burleson, Todd Leverett and wife Melissa of Fort Worth; and 13 great-grandchildren, Jakeb and Judson Jones, Brennen Brown, Braden and his wife Cali Brown, Caden and Ethan Green, TJ and Chance Leverett, Triston Leverett, Andie and Grant McCasland, and Kathryn and Carson Seely.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Children of New Horizons, the First United Methodist Church Youth, St. Jude, or the charity of your choice.