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Celebrating the Life of Launa Jones: A Legacy of Love and Community

Remembering Launa Jones: A Cherished Life

Launa Jean Tift Jones, who departed this life on January 27, 2024, in Seattle, Washington, left behind a rich tapestry of memories that celebrated her 77 vibrant years. Born on September 21, 1946, in Anacortes, Washington, Launa grew up in Friday Harbor with her loving family and nurtured a close bond with her brother, Randy. Her journey through life was marked by deep familial connections and a spirited engagement with her community.

Launa’s Journey: From Youth to Family Matriarch

Launa’s life journey took her from the halls of Bellingham High School to the heart of her own family, beginning with her marriage to Richard Jones in 1966. The couple’s adventures included a move to Renton due to Richard’s career at Boeing and the birth of their three children, who brought joy and purpose to Launa’s life. Despite relocating briefly to Los Angeles, Launa and her family eventually made their home in Edmonds, where they were surrounded by close friends and a community that became an extended family.

A Tribute to a Life Well-Lived

Beyond her role as a mother and wife, Launa was committed to her career as a nurse, balancing professional duties with personal passion. She touched many lives through her work and volunteer activities, particularly in supporting her children’s and later her grandchildren’s pursuits. Her life was a reflection of her love for travel, her dedication to community service, and her ability to foster lasting relationships. Launa’s legacy is carried on by her devoted husband, children, and grandchildren, all of whom continue to celebrate her memory.

Launa’s memorial service is scheduled for March 16th at Bothell United Methodist Church, where friends and family will gather to honor her life and contributions. In her memory, donations are encouraged to support local charities that were close to her heart, continuing her legacy of community support and kindness.