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Frederick Corliss JonesFebruary 22, 1920 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 97)
Madison - Frederick Corliss Jones, age 97, of Madison, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Waunakee Manor Nursing Home. He was born February 22, 1920 in Hudson Falls, N.Y. to Alfred and Marguerite (Varney) Jones. He graduated from Hudson Falls High School in New York and from Canton State University in 1941. He then enlisted in the United States Navy as a Pharmacists’ Mate, serving with the Marine Air Wing. Upon discharge, he attended Florida Southern College and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry and a Minor in History. He was employed with Borden Milk Company of N.Y. and later transferred to Boscobel. He always boasted that Elsie the Cow brought him to Wisconsin in 1947.
During his service career, he married Marge Peterson on July 31, 1944 in Corvallis, Oregon before an oversea assignment. They lived in Boscobel until 1956 when they moved to Madison, where he worked as a chemist for the City of Madison Health Department for 30 years. He retired in 1985. While they lived in Boscobel, they adopted two sons, Alfred and Leslie Jones. Fred and Marge made annual trips to New York until she died in 1971. He then married Helen Kenyon, who was also widowed and lived near his home. Fred was active in the Boy Scout Troop 34 at St. Bernard Catholic Church and as an American Legion Member of Post 57, later merged with Post 501. When he retired, they moved to a condo at Cherokee and joined St. Peter Catholic Church. He became a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Korback Council. He enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting, senior bowling, and later was an avid bridge player. He was a frequent blood donor. He and his wife volunteered at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital for 20 years. He was a member of the East Side Club since 1956 and the Schoenstatt Movement since 1980. They loved travel and took many memorable trips through the fifty states and Europe.
Fred is survived by his sons, Alfred and Leslie; his step-children, Larry, Glen (Sharon) and Paul (Joan) Kenyon of Madison; granddaughter, Laura and grandson, Matthew Waishwell; sister, Marlene (Cliff) Cook; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sisters, Geraldine, Marguerite, Jessica, Maxine and Monica; brothers, Lloyd, Raymond, Harold and Donald Jones; step-daughter, Shari Waishwell and her husband, Al; and step-son, Karl Kenyon, his wife Robin and their daughter Angela, who were killed in a car accident.
The family extends special thanks to Waunakee Manor for their caregiving the last several years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Avenue with Msgr. Charles Schluter presiding. Military honors will follow Mass at the church. Visitation will be at church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Private burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Memorials may be donated to St. Peter Catholic Church or Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Ryan Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Avenue
St. Peter Catholic Church
5001 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison WI 53704
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary
Schoenstatt Heights, 5901 Cottage Grove Road, Madison WI 53718-1397