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JONES, Betty Scott June 24, 1920 - Oct. 7, 2015. Age 95, peacefully left this life on Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, in Fresno, Calif., where she has resided for the past six years. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Hartley; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Susan Jones; grandchildren Andrew Murakami-Smith, Hilary Smith, Brian Jones and Jeff Jones; great-grandchildren, May and Kai Murakami-Smith and Jack Jones. She was preceded in death by husband Hardy Jones. Betty was born in Grenville, N.M. in 1920, where she resided until she married Hardy in 1940. The couple moved to Southern, Calif., where they both worked in the aircraft industry, Hardy for Northrop Aircraft, Betty for Lockheed Aircraft. They made their home and raised their children in Palmdale, Calif., where they resided from 1951 until Hardys death in 1986. Betty later moved to Lancaster, then to Fresno to be closer to her children. Betty lived 90 years in good health and happiness, then another five years with the challenges of declining health. She lived those last years gracefully, always believing that things would be better soon.

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