Beatrice Elizabeth ( Betty)
- The funeral has taken place of Mrs Beatrice Elizabeth Jones (Betty), who passed away peacefully at her home in Salisbury Road, Wrexham on the 21 - st - February 2017 aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late John Samuel Jones, she leaves her five children; Jeanette, Allan, Robert, Christopher and Neil; son and daughters in law, Phillip, Janet, Janet and Theresa; her grandchildren Eleanor, Dyfan, Soffi, Alex, Jonathon, Millie, Joshua and Caitlin and her great-granddaughter Charlotte.
The service was held on Monday 6 - th - March at the Zion English Baptist Chapel in Penycae and was conducted by Mr Berwyn Thomas, Mr Glyn Walley was the organist and a short committal at Pentrebychan crematorium followed. The bearers were her four sons, Allan, Robert, Christopher and Neil and readings were provided by Neil, Dyfan, Soffi and Janet with the eulogy being delivered by her son Robert. A flower arrangement featuring red carnations was chosen by the family.
Born in Penycae on the 22 - nd - March 1932 as the youngest daughter of the late William Evan and Beatrice Mary Jones, Betty was a much loved sister of the late Elsie Williams and Edgar Jones, a dear Aunty to David, Jennifer, Barry, Mark and Diane and to her late husband’s nephew Michael. Betty grew up in Copperas, Penycae and attended Ruabon Grammar school before starting her first job in Monsanto where she met her future husband John. She went on to live in Afoneitha, Penycae and Henry Street in Rhostyllen before settling at her home of 49 years in Salisbury Road.
Betty’s many hobbies included her love of art and music; she was a keen artist, enjoyed playing the piano, sewing and home baking. She had learnt to swim at the age of 60, became a volunteer driver for the Nightingale House hospice and was a member of many clubs and associations over the years. These included the WI in Rhostyllen; Penycae Art Group; The Royston Club, Acrefair; the RAFA Club, Cefn Mawr; the Art and Craft Club, Hightown and the Railway Club, Wrexham, where Betty enrolled on many courses ranging from computing to photography. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and sympathy and all those who attended the funeral service. Other mourners included Joyce Payne, Myra Beeley and Cecil Williams (cousins), Camilla, Rhiannon and Victoria (great nieces), Tim, Ashley and Elliot (great nephews), Derek, Richard and Robert Jones, Ralph Edwards, Megan Davies and many friends and neighbours along with representatives from the clubs that she had attended.
Betty will be sadly missed by all who knew her and generous donations in her memory totalling £602 have been received on behalf of the British Heart Foundation. Betty has also kindly bequeathed £500 to the Zion English Baptist Chapel in her will.
Published in the Leader on Wed 12 Apr 2017