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Charlene Jones

Charlene Jones

Charlene Jones, 58, of Wilton, MN died Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Neilson Place, Bemidji, MN.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Bemidji with Rev. Stan Nelson officiating.

Charlene Denise Johnson was born July 15, 1955 in St. Paul, MN to Charles and Josephine (Madison) Johnson. She grew up in St. Paul and attended school in Duluth, MN. In August 1971 she married Ronald Jones in Sisseton, SD. They lived in Omaha, NE and Bemidji, MN. She worked as an inspector and laborer for Nortech Systems in Bemidji for 21 years, retiring in August due to her illness. She enjoyed the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club where she served as an officer. She was founder of the car club friends weekend held in March each year. She belonged to the Headwaters Basket Weavers Guild. Charlene was involved in the Relay for Life as a 35 year cancer survivor and worked with other ladies putting together care packets for cancer patients. For 30 years she sold her crafts at the Old Schoolhouse. She loved to crochet and knit. Charlene loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Jones, Wilton; daughter, Lori (Simon) Dawson, Bemidji; son, David (Tara) Jones, Bismarck, ND; 2 granddaughters, Brandi Jordan and Brooklyn Jones; 3 sisters and 1 brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Josephine Johnson and brother, Ron Johanneson.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.

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