Barbara Worthing Jones died on June 20, 2013. Born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 1948, she died peacefully in her sleep in Richmond California. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BS in psychology, a MS in Criminology and PhD in Sociology she worked for many years in data analysis and database management. Disabled in 1995 she spent the subsequent years struggling valiantly with severe chronic pain.She was an incredible person with a mind unlike any other. She spent her latter years comforted by her two dogs, Mr. Darcy and Miss Sophie and her husband Larry Jones. Her mother joined the household in March of 2012. Before disability robbed her of most of the use of her hands she was a supremely talented horsewoman, painter, crocheter, knitter and an innovative and creative cook. She loved good mysteries, science fiction and World War II history. She leaves behind her husband, Larry M. Jones, her son Avery Worthing-Jones, his wife Jamie and her grandson Christopher Michael Worthing-Jones, her mother Norma J. Worthing, her brother Michael Worthing, his wife Maxine and as well as grieving family and friends. Donations in her memory can be made to the ASPCA. May she rest in the peace that eluded her for so many years. A memorial service will be held later.
Published in East Bay Times on June 27, 2013