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Miles for Marion: A Special Event to Celebrate the Life of Marion Jones

Marion Jones, wife to Thomas Jones (of Jones Plumbing), mother of seven children and grandmother to twenty-two grandchildren, has been an upstanding citizen in our Berthoud community for many years. She has given of herself, her time, and her energy to support friends, family and community at every opportunity. When Berthoud’s community members called Jones Plumbing, Marion addressed their needs creatively. When her church invited her participation, she selflessly gave of herself to teach children in Sunday school. When Habitat for Humanity needed volunteers, Marion was always willing to help. Those who know her say she has repeatedly delayed her own wishes and dreams to care for those she loves. Marion’s joy has been in giving — giving all she can to her family and community.

In December 2007 Marion was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite her attempts to fight off this disease, it has progressed beyond medical capabilities. In February 2009, Marion learned her cancer was terminal and that further treatment would not be beneficial. The doctors have given her about six months to live. This news came as a devastating shock to Marion as she has so many goals and dreams she still wants to accomplish.  Further, Marion’s medical needs and expenses are increasing dramatically. Her family is asking the Berthoud community to come together in her time of need to provide her and her husband with much needed help and financial support.

If you would like to help support Marion with her medical bills you can participate in a number of ways:

Contribute an item to our Silent Auction! Mail donations to Joyce Jones, 621 4th St., Berthoud, CO 80513

Donate funds for Marion’s medical bills. Please make checks payable to Sarah Mellman (Marion’s youngest daughter). Mail to 428 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud CO 80513, or drop your donated funds at Home State Bank, 310 Mountain Ave., Berthoud, for the “Marion Jones Benefit Fund.”

Come to our event and enjoy spirited music, joyful dancing, and participate in the silent auction on April 3, 2009, 5:00-10:00 pm – Barn Owl Studio, 619 ∏ 4th St., Berthoud, CO 80513.

All funds raised will go towards Marion’s medical bills and living expenses. For further information, please contact Nicole MacGregor at, cell phone (808) 741-2272, or contact Sarah Mellman at, cell phone (720) 227-5351. Thank you in advance for your generosity

Miles for Marion: A Special Event to Celebrate the Life of Marion Jones
What: Live music and dancing, tasty delights and a silent auction
When: April 3, 2009; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Barn Owl’s Studio, 619  4th St., Berthoud
RSVP: Host: Nicole MacGregor, cell (808) 741-2272; e-mail:

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