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Sharon Jones

November 7, 1939 — October 9, 2022

WESLACO - Sharon Jones, aged 82, passed away in Harlingen, TX on October 9, 2022 surrounded by her loving children. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. Jones, parents, Lois and James Swint, and sister, Anita Bickham. She is survived by her brother, James Swint, sons Brian Jones (Lisa) and Michael Jones (Bonnie), daughter Jill Rork (Patrick), brother-in-law Harvey Milligan, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharon grew up in Douglassville, TX and graduated from high school in Atlanta, TX. She was a cheerleader during her time at Texarkana Junior College and graduated in 1960 from East Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science.

Sharon was hired by the Agricultural Extension Agency in Hidalgo County, which brought her to the Rio Grande Valley where she met the love of her life, W.R., in an Edinburg bowling alley. They married just six months later in 1962. They raised their three children on the family farm that their son, Brian, continues to farm today.

Sharon was a devoted mom who actively volunteered at her children’s elementary school, was a cub scout den mother, girl scout leader and chauffeur extraordinaire. She enjoyed sewing and quilting - making beautiful keepsake quilts for every grandchild, niece and nephew.

Sharon was a member of the Elsa Civic and Study Club for 53 years serving in numerous offices over those years including as president from 2013-2015. She was a member of the Mid-Valley Book Review for many decades and played the piano every Sunday for many years at the Elsa Presbyterian Church. She was selfless and generous to everyone that she came to know.

After W.R. retired from farming, dancing became Sharon and W.R’s favorite way to spend the fall and winter. They enjoyed the dance circuit at the retirement parks and making new friends from the north, as well as running into local friends who also enjoyed dancing. They were married over 59 years until his death in 2021.

Grammy was much loved by her grandchildren, having made lifelong memories over Christmas and July 4th holiday family gatherings on the farm. She instilled her love of reading and learning in her children and grandchildren. Though her eyesight failed her in later years, she and W.R. would spend many evenings listening to audio books.

Anyone who knew Sharon well, knows that she loved to play games. She was a member since the 1960’s of the Bridge Club that played in the Delta area which eventually relocated to John Knox. She picked up the game of hand and foot while living at John Knox and enjoyed playing numerous times a week. Her favorite times were spent sitting around the table playing games with her friends and family.

Sharon accepted her frailties with grace and quiet, steel-like strength, living her life to the best of her ability. She and W.R. were inspirations to their family to enjoy life as best you are able every day.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022, McCaleb Funeral Home, Weslaco, TX, with a graveside service to follow immediately after at Highland Memorial Park, Weslaco, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to a scholarship established in Sharon’s name to the Elsa Civic and Study Club, 1104 E Mile 15 N, Weslaco, TX 78599, the American Lung Association or other charity of your choice.
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