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Helen Ruth (Nesselrodt) Jones

September 1, 1944 ~ February 25, 2022 (age 77)


Helen Jones, 77, passed away on February 25, 2022 of natural causes in North Augusta, South Carolina. She was born on September 1, 1944 in Washington D.C., the third daughter of Walter and Treva Nesselrodt.

Helen was raised in the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia in 1962. She attended Madison College in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After college, she returned to Northern Virginia to begin her lifelong career in the legal industry, from legal secretary to paralegal. She worked for two attorneys for 28 years.

At the age of 50, she was “discovered” by a modeling agency and she worked part time as a print and runway model for about 13 years.

Helen had a lifelong interest in crafts, particularly those made with paper. Her friends and family were always excited to receive her beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations, whether it was a book or greeting card. In her later years, she taught a variety of crafts in local craft stores, at the Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp, and in her home.

She is survived by her sister Carolyn (Jean) Gambill of North Augusta, South Carolina; step-daughter Gayle Ann Gill of Provo, Utah; step-son Christopher Jones of San Diego, California; and step-son Jeffery Jones of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her husband James H. (Jimmy) Jones and her sister, Grace Nesselrodt Cook.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp in Pennsylvania, 254 Deer Valley Drive, Fort Hill, PA 15540.

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Memorial Service
March 8, 2022

1:30 PM
Vienna Presbyterian Church (Vienna, Virginia)

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