Mary Virginia Bodden Jones went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 22, 2016. She was born in Galveston, Texas on April 6, 1930 to Irvin James (I.J.) and Alice Ida Theobald Bodden and died in Galveston just shy of 86 years old.
After graduating from Ball High she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she met her husband James Coleman Jones, Jr. and received her Elementary Education Degree. After marriage, they lived in Fort Worth where she taught for 5 years and where their two daughters were born. They moved to Houston in 1962 when Jim accepted a job with the newly formed NASA.
She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and served actively in PTA, Beta Sigma Phi, the Delphian Society, her neighborhood women's and garden clubs and her church Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. She was an avid Longhorn and Texas-Ex. She later re-joined First Lutheran Church of Galveston, the church of her youth, where she had been baptized, confirmed, and married.
She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Jones Meyer Boldt and husband Scott; and Sandra Jones Tetley and husband Thomas; grandchildren, Mary Lauren Meyer Beeco and husband David; Jarrod Coleman Tetley and James Henry Tetley; sister, Jane Bodden Quebedeaux and husband Carl; and sister-in-law, Allie Ruth Jones Hiles; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brother-in-law, Willard Overton Hiles.
The celebration of her life will be as follows:
Monday, March 28, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Visitation at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Texas
Tuesday, March 29, Viewing at 10:15am and Funeral 11:00am, First Lutheran Church Galveston, 2415 Winnie St., Galveston, Texas
Wednesday, March 30, at 11:00am, Internment Cook-Walden / Capital Parks Cemetery, 14619 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Mary loved flowers, but memorials may be made to Friends of Alec, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 301 E. Dean Keeton St. C2104, Austin, Texas; or First Lutheran Church Galveston.