Obituary: Barbara Ann Jones
December 2, 2011
Barbara passed away at 81 on Nov. 22, 2011, after complications due to her previous strokes. Born Barbara Ann Lehr in Freeport, Ill., on June 11, 1930, married Raymond B. Jones 57 years ago in San Jose December 1954. They had two children, Clay Jones (Kelly Truro) of Tahoe City and Allison Hatzenbuhler (Rick) of San Jose. One grandchild, Blake Hurt of San Jose. Preceded in death by her sister, Mary Kay Mahr.Barbara graduated from San Jose State college, as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority in 1953 and taught school for several years before starting their family. She was an enthusiastic bridge player and loved to entertain friends and family at their home in Saratoga. Barbara was active in the Eastfield Jr. Auxiliary and was an avid supporter of the Saratoga High School Sports Boosters program. Ray and Barbara lived in Athens, Greece for two years where she enjoyed traveling, playing duplicate bridge and tennis.Retiring to Lake Tahoe in 1986, Barbara was active in the AAUW, North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, was a regular supporter of the Tahoe Rotary Yacht Club, McKinney Shores events, the Tahoe City Bridge group, and Tahoe League for Charity. Ray and Barbara traveled to more than 43 countries over the years enjoying their retirement!A Memorial Luncheon will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at Granlibakken Lodge in Tahoe City. Remembrances may be sent to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, P.O. Box 6141, Tahoe City, Ca, 96145.