In memory of
Diane Carson Jones
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In memory of
Diane Carson Jones
Diane Carson Jones December 3, 1929 - January 1, 2020 Diane Carson Jones of Palm Desert passed away peacefully at home on New Years Day 2020 surrounded by family and loved ones. She was beautiful and active until the very end - her 90th birthday was recently celebrated at Segovia with family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Sheldon of Canby, OR and grandchildren Nate and Mitch Sheldon of Idaho; her son David Gambill and wife Lisa of Newport Coast, CA; stepdaughter and husband Kathy and Rick Cornelius and stepson Gregory Jones and wife Fay Cunningham, of Charlottesville, VA. Her husband of 41 years, Bob Jones, predeceased her in 2017. Diane was born in Pasadena and moved as a child to Kansas City then Iowa. She attended both Stanford and University of Iowa, graduating with degree in Theatre Arts. She happened to apply for a full-time teacher substitute position to cover a maternity leave and loved teaching so much she went to night school and obtained her teaching credentials. She lived in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach and raised Wendy and David while teaching Kindergarten - 6th grade at El Moro Elementary School in Laguna Beach. She taught for eighteen years and prior students still continue to reach out in admiration. She married Bob in 1975 and they loved sailing to Catalina and around Newport Harbor and travelling the world. They moved to the desert permanently in the mid-eighties. Diane loved her work and treasured her friendships in the Delta Gamma Sorority and was recently honored for her many contributions to Panhellenic over the years. She had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and was a deacon and volunteer at the Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church. The Bible study at Segovia was a must and giving to community causes and spending time with her family and friends energized her. Just prior to her passing she was working to raise money for a Segovia employee to make sure his autistic son had a bicycle for Christmas. She loved yellow - yellow clothes, yellow decorations and décor. She celebrated holidays, special occasions with much fun and fancy. Diane was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed many afternoons playing bridge with friends. When Bob was alive she loved cleaning his clock at Spite and Malice, a nightly happy hour ritual. She loved football, and especially enjoyed weekend games with her son Dave and son-in-law Rick rooting on the mighty Hawkeyes. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Diane, but especially Eva Gordo, who provided loving and professional companionship until the end. Diane's wishes were that her ashes be scattered. A private family memorial will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the 501(c)(3) Service for Sight: Joining Forces, Delta Gamma Foundation 3250 Riverside Dr. Columbus, OH 43221
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In memory of
Diane Carson Jones
Diane Carson Jones December 3, 1929 - January 1, 2020 Diane Carson Jones of Palm Desert passed away peacefully at home on New Years Day 2020 surrounded by family and loved ones. She was beautiful and active until the very end - her 90th birthday was recently celebrated at Segovia with family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Sheldon of Canby, OR and grandchildren Nate and Mitch Sheldon of Idaho; her son David Gambill and wife Lisa of Newport Coast, CA; stepdaughter and husband Kathy and Rick Cornelius and stepson Gregory Jones and wife Fay Cunningham, of Charlottesville, VA. Her husband of 41 years, Bob Jones, predeceased her in 2017. Diane was born in Pasadena and moved as a child to Kansas City then Iowa. She attended both Stanford and University of Iowa, graduating with degree in Theatre Arts. She happened to apply for a full-time teacher substitute position to cover a maternity leave and loved teaching so much she went to night school and obtained her teaching credentials. She lived in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach and raised Wendy and David while teaching Kindergarten - 6th grade at El Moro Elementary School in Laguna Beach. She taught for eighteen years and prior students still continue to reach out in admiration. She married Bob in 1975 and they loved sailing to Catalina and around Newport Harbor and travelling the world. They moved to the desert permanently in the mid-eighties. Diane loved her work and treasured her friendships in the Delta Gamma Sorority and was recently honored for her many contributions to Panhellenic over the years. She had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and was a deacon and volunteer at the Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church. The Bible study at Segovia was a must and giving to community causes and spending time with her family and friends energized her. Just prior to her passing she was working to raise money for a Segovia employee to make sure his autistic son had a bicycle for Christmas. She loved yellow - yellow clothes, yellow decorations and décor. She celebrated holidays, special occasions with much fun and fancy. Diane was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed many afternoons playing bridge with friends. When Bob was alive she loved cleaning his clock at Spite and Malice, a nightly happy hour ritual. She loved football, and especially enjoyed weekend games with her son Dave and son-in-law Rick rooting on the mighty Hawkeyes. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Diane, but especially Eva Gordo, who provided loving and professional companionship until the end. Diane's wishes were that her ashes be scattered. A private family memorial will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the 501(c)(3) Service for Sight: Joining Forces, Delta Gamma Foundation 3250 Riverside Dr. Columbus, OH 43221
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