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Naomi JonesJuly 20, 1923 ~ July 24, 2017 (age 94)
Naomi Jones, a kind and gentle soul, has passed away at the age of 94. The Lord called Naomi home on July 24, 2017, while in the hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
With her beautiful smile and joyful warm brown eyes looking at you, she is and was beloved by all who knew her. She was “Aunty” to everyone.
Naomi’s memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1410 North Kline Street, Aberdeen, with Father Richard Zephier officiating. A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow the service at the church fellowship hall.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen is handling arrangements.
No visitation will take place prior to the service. Friends may sign Naomi’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., a memorial service will be held at the Old Agency Community Center in Sisseton, SD, with a luncheon and time of fellowship immediately following. Burial will take place at the Sisseton City Cemetery.
Naomi Jones was born on July 20, 1923, to Samuel Milo Jones Sr. and Jemima (Sheldon) Jones. Naomi was very proud to be a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. She attended the Old Agency Day School in Peever, SD, and the Pipestone Indian School in Pipestone, MN before graduating from Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, SD on May 5, 1942. Naomi furthered her education at Haskell Institute in Laurence, Kansas, and graduated on May 2, 1944.
Naomi worked in Washington D.C. for the Air Force; at the Flandreau Indian School; the Phoenix Indian School; and the Colorado River Indian Agency in Parker, Arizona before beginning her final job at the Aberdeen Area Office, where she retired on September 3, 1983, following 37 years of service.
Naomi’s retirement years were spent participating in St. Mark’s Altar Guild, the St. Margaret Guild, and St. Mark’s Women’s Quilting Group. She so enjoyed working on the quilts that while in rehabilitation for a broken ankle, Naomi would spend hours cutting the patterns for the quilts that were distributed to other churches.
Naomi loved reading (especially mysteries), watching rodeo programs on television, and going to auction sales. She also enjoyed gambling at the casinos. Naomi spent many happy hours gambling and visiting with friends and relatives who would stop by to talk with her.
Please remember Naomi for the loving person she was and keep her in your prayers.