78, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at her home in
She was born
Sept. 6, 1928 in New Leipzig, N.D. to Jacob and Fredricka Lang. She moved to
Washington in 1935, where she attended school at Euclid, Denny Blaine and
Waneta. She graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1946.
On Jan. 18,
1947, Laura married Gordon Jones.
established a farm in Grandview that became the center of their growing family
for 60 years. They were blessed with a lifetime of memories in the only home
they ever lived in.
Laura was a
member of the First Christian Church, and, later, the Sunnyside Grace Brethren
Church, where she was active in teaching Bible school, Sunday school, and
cooking in the kitchen. As a volunteer leader, Laura participated in 4-H events
with her children. She was also a member of the Grandview Garden Club.
She loved to
cook and entertain guests.
working in her garden, decorating for the holidays and entertaining her
grandchildren. She was always so proud to share the Lord and her German
heritage with those around her.
preceded in death by her parents. Also, by her siblings, Lydia Zimmerman, Herb
Lang, Elsie Meyers, Fred Lang, Ida Lang, Oscar Lang, Johnny Lang, Dora Krohn
and two infant brothers.
survived by her husband, Gordon; one brother, Leroy Lang; and sister, Edna
Mottner. She is also survived by her children, Danny Jones of Yakima, Marlene
and Gary Hughes of Prosser, Irene and Steve Larson of Yakima, Colleen and Greg
Howell of Goldendale, Laureen Morgan of Yakima, Rodney and Rebekah Jones of
Grandview; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
be held Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, between 3 and 7 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral
Home, 345 N. 11th St., Sunnyside. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, we invite you to
attend graveside services at 10 a.m. at the Prosser Cemetery, followed by a
service to celebrate her life at 11 a.m. at the Sunnyside Grace Brethren
Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sunnyside GBC Camp
Clear Lake Scholarship Fund or the Sunnyside Christian School.
Valley Hills Funeral Home in
Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.