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Dorothy Convis (Jones)

May 15, 1943 - November 27, 2014

Dorothy Convis (Jones)

Dorothy Sue (Convis) Jones 71, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Lakeland Fl.  She was born on May 15, 1943 to Arnold Mac Convis and Ruth Erline (Gillespie) Convis in Bloomington, Il.  She was the third of four children.  Dorothy graduated from Bloomington High School in 1961 and continued her advanced education at Good Samaritan Hospital in Arizona where she studied nursing.  In 1964, she married a high school classmate, Allen Wilcox Jones, and they moved to Oklahoma City, OK.  Dorothy spent most of her life there.  Dorothy worked for Darnell Drilling for over 20 years in Oklahoma City.  The Darnell's became an extended family for Dorothy and continued to be a part of Dorothy's life even after her retirement. 

Dorothy was passionate about collecting dolls as she loved being around babies and children.  She enjoyed working part time at a dress shop as she had a knack for fashion and style.  She loved warm days at the pool. 

She was a mentor for her only grandchild, Ryan, who called her "Ma'am". 

In 1991, Dorothy attended her 30th high school reunion and reconnected with a former friend, Larry D. Smith.  Dorothy and Larry spent over 22 years together.  Among their many adventures together, they owned and operated a golf course in Meeker, OK and spend several years revitalizing a historic home and did all of the work themselves.  Dorothy often commented that she met her soul mate in Larry.  Never a fan of the cold weather, they moved to Auburndale, FL in 2012 and began another chapter of their life together.  They made friends easily and their home was always the center of activity in their community.  Dorothy enjoyed playing cards every Tuesday and Thursday and spending time with friends. 

Dorothy is survived by her husband Larry Smith and two sons, Allen Steele Jones and his wife Jill Jones of Edmond, OK; Roger Scott Jones and his wife Renee Jones and their son Ryan Scott Jones of St. Augustine FL.  Her siblings are Jared M Convis of Danvers, IL, Nancy Perry of Carrollton, OH, and Jane Chestney of Hudson, IL.

Dorothy had a unique style of her own which was evident in her flair for clothing and decorating.  Her snese of humor and her quick wit encouraged laughter and would brighten even the darkest day.  She was adventurous, tenacious, and practical.  She was startled by many things but especially bugs.  We have all been so blessed to have such a determined woman in our lives as a guide, a friend, a sister and most of all, a mother.  Above all, Dorothy would want to be remembered with happy thoughts, especially when you are at the beach with your toes in the sand.  Think of Dorothy and smile.

Published in the Oklahoman on Dec 7, 2014

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11/30/14 12:28 PM #1    

Patsy Whitecotton (Barggren)

I'm so sad to learn of Dorothy's passing.  She looked great when I last saw her at the reunion so this is surprising.  We walked to Bend School together in the 7th & 8th grade.  She had a good sense of humor and I enjoyed her company always.  She will be missed and I extend my heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends and loved ones.  Sincerely, Patsy


12/02/14 09:48 AM #2    

Vera Taminger (Reeves)

I was shocked and terribly sad to hear of Dorothy's death when I arrived home just now from a trip to be with my family. My heart goes out to her family as they grieve Dorothy's death. Death of a loved one is not easy, but it is a time that God can help us through when we spend time with Him and be in His Word. My prayers will be with her family - Larry, Steele, Roger, and Ryan - and all her friends from BHS along with many others who remember what a fun and hospitable friend she was to all of us for so many years of her life. May this precious friend and lady rest in peace and may her family feel God's Almighty Presence during this time. Love and in appreciation to a dear friend who will be missed!



12/02/14 03:49 PM #3    

Roy Willan


Your thoughts in your comment and the words that you used where used very well.  We to pray for the family at this time of the year that the Lord will be with them and comfort. 




12/03/14 12:40 PM #4    

Trudy Brueggeman (Wollenschlager)

So so sorry.  I remember Dorothy's warm home as a teenager and her parents.  She would have these great parties and slumber parties.  She was a great lady, I loved her


12/03/14 08:18 PM #5    

Jack White

What a great friend to lose , so sad to hear. I knew her since grade school. She was like everyone's best friend,so much fun to be around ! My prayers are with Larry and her sons may she rest in Peace.


12/26/14 12:33 PM #6    

Ike Walker

So very sorry to hear of Dorothy passing away. Have some very fond memeries with Dorothy and he family. Prayers for Larry and her family. She will be missed.





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