Carolyn Ann (Breitling) Jones
82, passed away on Sept. 23, 2019. She was born June 28, 1937, in Evanston, IL, daughter of the late Fred and Vera (Bonde) Breitling. She graduated from Palatine Township High School in Palatine, IL and from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Carolyn married Richard ‘Dick’ Jones in Evanston, IL on August 29, 1964.
Carolyn began her working career at the Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, IL as an employee in the stock transfer department. It was there where she met Dick. Together they spent over 55 years together, living first in the Chicago area and then in 1971 moving to Appleton, WI where Dick continued his banking career. Appleton is where they raised their three children: Jennifer, Mary and Frank.
She was active in her church, first at Trinity Lutheran Church and most recently at St. Mary Catholic Church, both in Appleton. She was also very active in PEO in Appleton and Sanibel Island, Florida, at one time serving as the local chapter’s president. In addition, she spent many years as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, FISH, Fox Valley Symphony and King’s Daughters, among others. Carolyn was an avid golfer, first at Riverview Country Club and then Butte des Morts Country Club where she won the club championship. She was a member of the Appleton Curling Club for many years and enjoyed a spirited game of tennis. These activities were important to her as she developed and maintained many close friendships over the years. She had many talents and enjoyed a wide range of other activities including gardening, sewing, playing piano, traveling abroad, spending winters on Sanibel Island, weekends in Door County, hosting or visiting dear friends and family and knitting beautiful Christmas stockings for her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for that beautiful smile that she shared so willingly with everyone she met.
Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Dick; daughters: Jennifer (Robert) Keller, Racine and Mary Pistono, Prairie du Sac; son Frank (Katy) Jones, Greenville; seven grandchildren: Paige, Molly and Jenna Pistono; Maxwell, Sophie and Jack Jones and Alina Keller. She is further survived by her brother, Fred (Carol) Breitling, Las Vegas, NV; brothers-in-law: David Jones, Milwaukee and Willard (Barbara) Jones, Northbrook, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Jones, Tomahawk along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Nonie Hansen and sister-in-law, Jackie Jones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 am, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church (312 S. State St.) Appleton with Rev. William Swichtenberg officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may visit the family on Monday directly at church from 9 – 11 am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fox Valley Memory Project, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI 54952.
The family is sincerely grateful for the loving and compassionate care provided by the caregivers at Touchmark on West Prospect and Ascension Hospice.
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