Bethel Rose Fehyl-Jones


(Aug. 25, 2004)

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell for Bethel Rose Feyhl-Jones, 88, who died early Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Cody West Park Long Term Care Center.

She had been a resident at the care center since February of 2003.

She was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Cody to Frederick and Carrie Fehyl, pioneer residents of Meeteetse. She and her husband, William S. Jones, lived in the Powell area since the early 1950s.

Bethel (Rose to most everyone) was known as a very caring woman, always willing to help with gifts of food, handmade quilts, blankets and other items.

Her constant drive to communicate with friends, family and acquaintances caused her to be an unofficial historian of facts. Her varied life was spent in small towns, ranching and farming communities. Her growing up years and her early adult years were difficult and challenging, and her life as a parent was never easy. But with help from her parents, siblings and friends, she managed to raise her children successfully.

In her late "mature" years, she traveled to many places in the U.S. that she dreamed about, while visiting and enjoying her families.

Her husband died in November of 1980. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna M. Gleave of St. George, Utah; four sons, Virgil G. Adair of Worchester, Mass., Jerry C. Adair of Orange Park, Fla., Fredrick M. Jones of Missoula, Mont., and Benjamin S. Jones of Gloucester, Va.; three brothers, Robert and Clarence Fehyl of Cody and Wayne Fehyl of Casper; a sister, Grace M. Renner of Cody; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.