Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Florence Irene (Gould) Jones

Born: 10/28/1914

Died: 10/15/2001

Maiden Name: Gould

Honorific: n/a

Florence Irene Gould Jones, 86, of Poteau, Oklahoma passed away Monday, October 15, 2001. She was born October 28, 1914 in Poteau to A.O. and Judy Brown Gould. Mrs. Jones was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation. Her mother was an original enrollee.

Our greatly beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-gradmother was a talented musician who also loved painting, growing flowers, feeding birds and especially watching bluebirds raise young in her back yard.

A dedicated Christian, her main goal in life was for her family and acquaintances to personally accept and know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a 61-year member of the Poteau First Church of the Nazarene where she had served as church pianist and substitute organist.

Mrs. Jones and her late husband, Maurice, established and owned the Maurice Jones Insurance Agency in Poteau from 1961-1988.

She was preceded in death by husband, Maurice, on May 10, 1992; her parents; a sister, Margaret Chitwood, and two brothers, Homer Gould and Bill Gould.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Tucker of Poteau; grandson, Russell Gene Tucker of Poteau; granddaughter, Brenda Kay Pearce of Sallisaw; two great-grandsons, Travis Maurice Tucker and Wesley Evan Pearce; one brother, W.H. Ace Gould of Poteau; and three sisters Frances Whiteaker of Fort Smith, Arkansas Doris Drake of Ojai, California and Bette Erb of Puyallup, Washington; numerous nieces nephews other relatives and loved ones; and many beloved friends.