Loma Jane Jones
Loma Jane Jones, 89, of Issaquah, passed away on August 7, 2013 at her home in Timber Ridge. Loma was born in Star City, Indiana to Mildred and Frederick Stock. She was the younger sister of William “Bill” Stock (deceased). She attended Broadway High school where she excelled in academics and sports.
She met her future spouse and loving husband Bill while a supervisor at the Seattle Army Depot and married him in 1943, celebrating 61 years of marriage. They built a home on Mercer Island and raised their family there. Afterward and together they mortgaged their home, bought, and grew MacDonald Meat Company into one of Seattle’s largest food service providers, exporting food all over the world. She enjoyed traveling with Bill and was a great diplomat, helping to increase the company’s sales and reputation.
Loma had many talents and she took classes in sewing, millinery, upholstery, stained glass, and mosaic. Her projects looked expertly made around her home and her cabin at Camano Island, which she loved to visit and tend to her garden and fruit trees. She was a model as a lifetime learner and she took classes at the Providence Point university. She was an avid golfer at Maplewood, playing on the women’s club team, and later her beloved Sahalee, where she and Bill lived and participated as active members for many years before his death in 2004. Not able to golf, Loma continued her membership at Sahalee and was devoted to playing Bridge with her friends there until recently. The last years of her life were spent at Timber Ridge at Talus in Issaquah and she was active in welcoming new residents and befriending the staff. Loma was a longtime Parishioner at St. Jude in Redmond, and later called Mary Queen of Peace her home.
Loma will be remembered to the family and others as a the ultimate caring person. Late in her life she selflessly gave up her own pursuits to care for her stroke survivor husband Bill, and gave him eleven years of care like no other, though she had her own ailments. Throughout the years she always looked after an “older person.” She believed she had an affinity to do so, and took it upon herself to tend to people who had no one to share and care. She enjoyed her Bridge games and visits to Briarwood, hopefully “sharing her lively sense of humor but poor Bridge luck.”
She was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-great grandmother and is survived by Janet Johnson of Bonney Lake, Gregory (Theresa) of Seattle, William (Ann) of Spokane, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Loma is preceded in death by her husband Bill and her devoted son-in-law Clarence (Chuck) Johnson.
A private family service will be held. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Loma to Saint Martin de Porres Shelter in Seattle or the American Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Timber Ridge, Briarwood, and Evergreen Hospice.