Patricia Keller Jones peacefully passed away on May 1, 2017 at the age of 90. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Edward “Bill” Jones. She is survived by her sons Christopher (Pam) and Keith (Martin), and granddaughters Lydia and Amelia.
Pat was born in California in 1926 and moved to New Mexico to a town that was obliterated by a flood: she would occasionally point out the few objects that survived. Her father was an engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad, and moved the family to El Paso, Texas where Pat called home. Pat was a graduate of the University of Texas and member of the Tri-Delta sorority. She maintained close friendship with her college friends for her entire life. While she lived in the northeast for most of her life, her heart never left Texas. In 1949 Pat went on a blind date with a young West Point graduate Bill Jones; they married six months later and moved to Germany. They returned to El Paso and had two sons. In 1960 Bill left the Army and the family packed up their belongings in the pink Rambler and moved to Acton, Massachusetts. Pat obtained her real estate license and worked for a local firm. Later she went back to school, attained accreditation in Library Science, and became the librarian for Littleton, Massachusetts High School for many years, retiring in 1986. Bill and Pat spent their retirement traveling and most importantly spending summers at the family’s beloved camp, “the Red Gate”, on the Great East Lake in Acton, Maine. She loved to entertain visitors and family at the lake, and to watch the loons. Pat’s main hobby was “going to lunch” and she would go out to lunch at local restaurants wherever she lived or visited. In 2004 Pat moved to Virginia to Patriots Colony at Williamsburg, a place she truly loved and was surrounded by friends and a caring staff. There will be a memorial service for Patricia at Patriots Colony on May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm, 6200 Patriots Colony Dr., Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford, 883 Main St. Suite 4, Sanford, Maine 04073, or a charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be shared at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net