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Information for Sylvia Ferguson Jones

1 March, 1905 - 21 November, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

23 November, 1994
Contributed by Dan Fowler


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Sylva Jones

    Sylvia Ferguson Jones, 89, of Nampa, died on Monday, November 21, 1994, at a Nampa retirement center. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday November 25, 1994, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Family members will officiate. Burial will follow in the Parma Cemetery.
    Sylvia Jones was born on March 1, 1905, to Charles and Josephine Nelson Ferguson at Apple Valley, Idaho. Sylvia grew up in the Parma area where she attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School. She graduated from Gem State Academy in 1924 and attended the College of Idaho (Albertson's College) her freshman year, 1924-25. She attended Walla Walla College in College Place, Wash., receiving her associate Degree in Elementary Education. She taught school in Washington and Idaho until her marriage to Herman H. Jones, May 22, 1929. Following their marriage she taught several years for the Scism and Sunnyridge School Districts in Nampa and received her BA Degree in elementary Education from Northwest Nazarene College in 1964. Sylvia continued teaching until her retirement in 1971.
    Sylvia was very devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, raising beautiful flowers and helped extensively with the family farm.
    Her church family was a large part of her life. She was involved in music, teaching youth and serving as an elder. Her whole life was centered around sharing and caring for others in her church and community.
    She is survived by her husband, Herman H. Jones of Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Brown of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sharon Jones of Hermiston, OR; and four grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert at age four, four brothers and three sisters.
   Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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