Veryl Ahlborn Jones passed away quietly the morning of May 1, 2020, in Farmerville, Louisiana. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Farmerville United Methodist Church sometime in the future when such gatherings can resume.
Veryl was born May 22, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, to Marguerite and Rudolph Ahlborn, and grew up in Hammond, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lolita Ahlborn, and her husband Thomas David Jones. She is survived by son Michael and his wife Donna, The Woodlands, TX; son Stephen and his wife Jean, Bernice, LA; daughter Grace Donnell and her husband Patrick, Dallas, TX; and daughter Amy Jones and her husband Tom Stanton, St. Petersburg, FL. She also is survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Veryl and Tom were married in 1949 while students at Indiana University. She graduated with a BA in sociology in 1950; her husband earned his master’s in geology in 1952. They then lived in several cities along with their children while Tom worked as a geologist for Mobil Oil Co. She loved being a mother and homemaker, and for five years taught first grade schoolchildren. While living in Shreveport, Tom and Veryl were founding members of St. James Episcopal Church. In 1981, they built a home in the woods along Corney Creek in Union Parish to enjoy retirement. Following her husband’s death in 1995, Veryl honed her horsemanship skills, and enjoyed frequent riding adventures with her “horsey” friends. On several occasions they drove long distances pulling their horse trailers to Colorado and the East Coast, to trail ride through scenic landscapes.
Now Veryl’s earthly trail ride has ended. Her heavenly adventures have begun as she is reunited with her husband and other loved ones who have gone on before.
Memorials may be made to Farmerville United Methodist Church.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home