Martha Leigh Jones


(Jan. 17, 2006)

Martha Leigh Jones, 80, died at Powell Valley Healthcare Tuesday, Jan. 17.

She was born May 22, 1925, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Hershel Leigh and Martha Lois (Tucker) Rains. She married Herbert Boyd Jones, and the couple lived a long and happy life in Powell. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home and visiting interesting places.

She cherished her family and many close friends. Her love for flowers was reflected in the beauty of her gardens.

Many Powell High School students will remember her working in the school office as a secretary for 26 years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, a past Guardian of Job’s Daughters and was a life-long member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Herb of Powell; a sister, Virginia Sue Harris; daughters Kathie Smalley and Ann Carr; grandchildren Tamera Bigger, Debra Meredith, Jack Faas, Jasmine Jones and Stephanie Burns; and great-grandchildren Zachary Bigger, Gabrielle Bigger, Kadin Jones and Cody Faas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy Mae Wheeler; and her son, Steve Jones.

In accordance with her wishes, no services are planned. The family would appreciate memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 137 West Second Street, Powell, WY 82435. Ballard Funeral Home is handling arrangements.