TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Barbara Jean Jones, 71, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Scott Firminhac officiating. Barbara died Sept. 6, 2019, at her home and cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Beta Sigma Phi-Cancer patient assistance. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Barbara was born July 13, 1948 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of David and Dorothy (Kennedy) Stricker. She received her early education at a rural school near Bayard, Neb., and in 1955 the family moved to a farm south of Torrington. She graduated from Huntley High School in 1966. She attended one year of college at Goshen County Community College (EWC). She married Terry Jones on July 24, 1967. She worked as an office manager at the Credit Bureau, Jones Cable Company and then at Terry’s Tire Center, which they started in 1985, where she also did the bookkeeping.
Barbara enjoyed gardening and doing family genealogy. She was a member of the Grassroots Garden Club where she served in many offices, the Curves Coffee Clutch, Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Southeast Goshen Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, which she helped established in 1999.
Barbara is survived by a son Ty (Carolyn) Jones of Helena, Mont.; a sister Patti (Gary) Sellenrick of Sheridan; a brother Jim (Kathy) Stricker of Torrington; an Uncle Leo (Wilma) Stricker; an aunt Rosie Stricker; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Terry; and a niece.