September 25, 1937 - March 31, 2021
Lynn Margaret Jaseph Jones, 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Lynn was the daughter of Carrie Hansen and Lawrence Jaseph, Wisconsin transplants who built a life in depression-era Memphis with their three children Bob (Lynne), Lynn, and Helen. A life-long Memphian, she graduated East High School in 1955, and earned her bachelor's degree from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in 1959. The following year she married her college sweetheart, Marshall Phillip Jones (d.1999) and together they raised their two sons in the bluff city, John (Anne) and Ken (Vivian). Lynn was passionate about learning, live music, art, nature, and giving back. Her endless curiosity led her to return to Rhodes as an adult to audit classes in a myriad of subjects, including art history, physics, and history. She regularly attended live concerts at venues large and small, enjoying Bach and blue grass with equal fervor. She was a fixture at pottery and folk art shows, and an avid collector of Baucum Pottery. Lynn was equally at home on her patio or sitting at the shore on Tybee Island, enjoying the beauty in every natural setting she found herself occupying. Her compassion for those on the margins led her to work - and volunteer - for MIFA for decades. She also supported a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to the causes closest to her heart, including the Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, and the Memphis Botanic Garden. Lynn reserved her greatest passion, however, for her four grandchildren: Frances (Forrest Sable), Phillip, Caroline, and Marshall. These four were her heart and she loved spending time with them. Whether it was a walk outdoors, a trip to the beach, playing a board game or reading a story, she was an active participant in their lives and she was incredibly proud of the men and women they have become. She is survived by siblings, sons, their spouses and children listed above, as well as niece Corey Jaseph (Joe Ehrlich), and nephew Guy Jaseph (Sheri). A memorial service will be held at Idlewild Presbyterian Church at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 7. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts to MIFA or the Marshall P. Jones Scholarship at Rhodes College.
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