Coleman, Inez Juanita (Jones) (August 6, 1914 - June 30, 2001)

Inez Juanita Jones Coleman

Douglas Budget - July 4, 2001

Graveside services and interment for Inez Juanita Jones Coleman, 86, will be at 2 p.m. July 6 at Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with Pastor Charles Vonds of Calvary Memorial Free Church of Gering, Neb., officiating.

Mrs. Coleman died June 30 at Michael Manor in Douglas.

She was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Oakwood, Okla., to Walter and Altha Jones. She came to Wyoming in 1917 with her family to homestead north of Torrington.

They moved into Torrington several years later, and she attended schools there. She graduated from Torrington High School in 1931. She was active in the 4-H clubs of the area and won a trip to Chicago with her sewing skills.

After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Wyoming where her favorite professor, Grace Raymond Hebard, was acclaimed Wyoming historian. She returned to Torrington to teach in various county schools until her marriage to Herschel T. Coleman on June 18, 1940 in Torrington.

They lived in Curtis and Bridgeport, Neb., until 1944, when they moved to Guernsey where she lived for almost 50 years. She was active in various organizations there, attended the United Presbyterian Church and taught in the Guernsey schools. She also taught in the Head Start program and found it to be the most fulfilling job of her life.

When she became unable to care for herself, she moved to Michael Manor in Douglas, where she found friends and a loving home. Mrs. Coleman was a superb cook and seamstress, loved by children and animals. She enjoyed gardening and music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herschel and sister Bernadine Greenlaw.

She is survived by her daughter Meredith Sackett of Casper; brother Les Jones of Scottsbluff; granddaughters Donna Rice of Valparaiso, Ind., Val Conyers of Casper and Lisa Ogden of Casper; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas, P.O. Box X, Douglas, and will be used to benefit the staff at Michael Manor in memory of the loving care that she received while she lived there.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of arrangements.


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