Clare K. Jones of Newberry passed away peacefully at the E. T. York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gainesville Sunday December 4, 2022. She was 80 years old. She was born in New York, New York, and has been in this area for 26 years. She and Bud loved to travel, and they did so for many years; first, all over the world during their 16 years in Saudi Arabia. She taught stained glass while in Saudi Arabia and was active in the Dhahran Theatre Group building props and sets for many productions.
Then, after returning from Saudi Arabia they travelled to all 50 states except for one in their RV accompanied by their dogs and stopping at quilt shops . In the last few years, most of their traveling was on cruises, especially river boat cruising. When she wasn’t traveling she was quilting and helped found the Alachua Quilter Day Guild
Clare is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Bud Jones; her sons Tom and his wife Carlene Cross and son Camron, Kevin and his wife Jayne Cross daughter Katrina Wooten and Kenny Wooten; 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild .On Bud’s side of the family there is a son, Jeff Jones, a daughter, Susan Sullivan, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers please contribute to Planned Parenthood, Peaceful Paths or Family Promise.
There will be a celebration of Clare’s life held at graveside Friday December 9, 2022 at 2:00pm, in the Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 W. Newberry RD Newberry, FL 32669. 352-472-5361 www.milamfh.com