Christine Jones 1950-2017


Christine Joan Jones, 67, of Creswell died on July 24, 2017.

She was born in San Diego, Calif. on April 1, 1950 to Richard and Margaret Calavan.

She was the beloved bride of Ralph Jones, marrying him on April 9,1990 in Eugene, Ore.

She worked in greenhouses for many years, finally operating her own successful greenhouse, eventually retiring to be grandma and great-grandma.  She enjoyed growing plants, and loved her grandchildren and caring for her extended family. 

Christine is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, Ralph Jones of Creswell; son, Daniel R. Benner of Cottage Grove; son, Joseph A. Baldini and Shasta of Cottage Grove; son, Cobi E. Burgess of Redding, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Amber D. Pennewell and Rich of Washington; daughter-in-law, Lucinda M. Cavanaugh and Maurice of Arizona; sister, Virginia Lensing and Les of Idaho; brother, Richard Calavan and Linda of Alabama; sister, Stephanie Ashton of Florida; sister, Paula Piltz and John of Walker, Ore.; sister, Dara Vierra and Scott of Junction City, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.

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