Bernice Jones


(May 7, 2001)

Word has been received of the death of Evansville resident Bernice Jones, 92, the last surviving member of the Powell High School Class of 1925.

She died May 7, 2001, at Life Care Center of Casper.

In the summer of 2000, she attended the 75th class reunion of the Class of 1925 in Powell.

She was born Sept. 5, 1908, in Naponee, Nebr., the daughter of Arthur and Ingabee Bruce. In 1919, the family moved to Powell.

She taught school in the Sunlight Basin area. On May 27, 1933, she married Percy E. Jones in Harrison, Nebr. They ranched for more than 50 years, raising silver foxes and Hereford cattle.

Survivors include a son, Ray Jones of Evansville; a daughter, Connie Barto of Casper; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Leola Sealock; and a brother, Harry Arthur Bruce.