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Caroline Jones


Caroline Jones

Caroline R. Jones, 85, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis following a period of declining health.

Born October 8, 1931, in Sheridan, Wyo., she was the daughter of William "Pax" and Gertrude (Wicker) Roberts. She was raised on their ranch in Kirby, Mont., until the age of twelve. The family moved to Sheridan where Caroline attended two years of school and graduated high school at Shipley School in Pennsylvania. Attending Montana State College she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She then was employed as an Extension Agent with the Wyoming Extension Service.

On January 11, 1957, she married Dennis Wayne Jones in Thermopolis. Her occupation for most of her life was as a rancher with her husband, Dennis. For a short time in the 1970's she taught school. A hard working, intelligent woman, she was known throughout the county. As a member of Community Federated Church, she was active on the Personnel Committee as secretary, better known as "scribe". She was a member of the D.A.R. and PEO. As secretary, she served on the Farm Bureau and Predatory Animal boards.

At any ranch event, no one left hungry when Caroline cooked. She was known for her cookies and was an excellent horsewoman.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; sons, Brett of Thermopolis and Brian (Lisa) Jones of Texas; daughter, Ellen (Jack) Baird of Thermopolis; grandchildren, Monica (Pete) Jones, Nathan (Taylor) Thomas, Randy Jones, Kaylee (Sam) Langager and Shawn Smith; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Roberts; and grandsons, Doug and Ray Jones.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Community Federated Church with Pastor Chuck Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Community Church, 244 No. 6th, Thermopolis, 82443.

Mortimore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online remembrances may be offered at


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