Anna Irene Jones


May 9, 1928 – July 1, 2022

Irene Jones, a Montana author, philanthropist, historian, hospice authority and teacher has passed away at the age of 94.

Mrs. Jones was born May 9, 1928, on the family homestead in Circle, Montana, to David James and Anna Marie Pedersen James. She graduated from Circle High School and Northern Montana College with an associate's degree in education. Her parents valued education and even though times were tough her parents struggled to give all of their children educational opportunities.

Her first teaching job was in 1946 in a one-room school in McCone County,...

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