Elizabeth Anne Jones, known "Bess" to her friends and family, passed away November 27, 2023, in Tucson Arizona, She was born to Mary Margaret Fitzpatrick and Robert Woodson Barnett in Odessa, Missouri on February 6, 1948.
Born from a farming, family, she joined her sisters nursing profession and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1978 including an active duty nurse in Viet Nam. Upon her retirement from the army she worked at Kino Hospital until her professional retirement in 1992.
Friends knew that Bess believed in family, even family that she hated. She was very loyal, of family, and had a beautiful mind but was curious about the world. She was very smart and had a funny dry sense humor. When asked about her obituary, she said that she, "Happily spent her last days knitting and crocheting and always shared her creations with others. Enjoyed rescuing orphaned yarn, unique patterns and unusual accessories for knitting and crocheting. Had an avid love for teapots,lighthouses, crosses, saguaros, little wooden owls and gem stones. Loved all of her cats, history, reading, and walking her medicine wheel in the desert. Proceeded in death by her two sisters, Mary Margaret “Suzie" Jones- Haxby and Nancy Florence Jones Helms and her brother Robert Cecil Jones as well as her beloved dog Mauser. She is survived by her beloved niece Nancy Lynne Neff and grandnephew Morgan Neff, the Fitzpatrick Clan and the Ball Clan. I was the crone of my clan and proudly supported and loved them. You know who you are." She also leaves behind friends, Joy Adams, Margarita Montemayor, Margaret Louie, Brian Leavenworth, and Diane Friend.
A gathering of Bess’ friends and family will be held at the Adair Avalon Chapel on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 10am.