Joan Miller Jones, 79,Glenview died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
She was born May 5, 1935, to Eric and Jean (Halliday) Miller in Baltimore, Md.
She married Peter H. Jones in 1957.
She was raised in Queens, N.Y., with her mother’s family, who were immigrants from Scotland. She lived in Los Angeles, Lake Forest, Bull Valley and Lake Bluff.
She was known for beautifully written letters and notes, often signing with a cartoon of her smiling face.
She earned an RN degree from Flushing Hospital, N.Y., and then worked at the UCLA Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital and St. Therese, Waukegan. She volunteered at food pantries in Woodstock and Waukegan.
Travel was a vital part of her life. She met her husband while traveling in Switzerland.
She was a connoisseur and collector of all things Scottish, from politics to dishware. She also loved to cook and entertain. She was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing books with her book club friends in Woodstock.
She was active in the Bull Valley and Lake Bluff garden clubs.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Laura (Jones) Nelson; two sons, Peter Jones Jr. and David Jones; and six grandchildren, Eleanor, Clifton, Alden, Adam, Ian and Eric.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center.
Memorials can be made to Family Health Partnership Clinic, 401 E. Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, or to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation, 100 East Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.