Published in The Washington Post on July 2, 2010
RUTH ELLIS BARRY JONES b. April 17, 1921 in New
Orleans, LA d. April 30, 2010 in Seminole, FL.
*ADORED BY ALL WHEREVER SHE WENT*
In the 1930s she worked on Capitol Hill for
Senator Key Pittman of Nevada.
She graduated from Western High School, class of 1939.
She was employed by the General Accounting Office for 35
years. She married Darrell Lloyd Jones December 10, 1943
while he was on leave from the Army Air Corps. Darrell was
also an employee at the GAO where after the war he was an attorney in the Comptroller
They were a devoted and loving couple throughout their many years in Washington,
enjoying active work, social, and community lives together.
Ruth was an active member of many organizations: The DC Daughters of the American
Revolution (over 50 years), Colonial Dames of America, DC Daughters of Colonial
Wars, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Salvation Army, The Washington Club,
Welcome to Washington Club, Capital Speakers.
She was a member of St. Alban''s Episcopal Church and served on the Washington
Cathedral Altar Guild. She continuously gave her support to many charitable
Beautiful Ruth E. B. Jones is survived by her beloved daughter Darrell Landon Jones
Spalding of Seminole, FL; her devoted sister Frances Helen Barry of Bethesda, MD; two
grandchildren: Robert Lloyd Spalding of Washington, DC and Carrie Anne Ellis Spalding
of Burbank, CA; son-in-law Robert Dale Spalding and granddaughter-in-law Donna Jean
All of us who knew her will always love her.
Services will be at St. Alban''s Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Tuesday, July 6 at 11
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.