Dorothy Mae Jones

Services will be held September 27 at 12pm at Forest Lawn Glendale for Dorothy Mae (Armstrong) Jones, who passed away on September 15th at the age of 95. A Downey resident for 70 years (she moved to Downey in 1940). Dorothy was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 20, 1915. Dorothy graduated from LA City College with a major in Journalism. She worked early on as the secretary for Alameda School and at the Downey Unified School District Office. She was also employed by Duncan Industries for many years before retiring. Dorothy was a proud and dedicated longtime member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) of which she was a charter member of the Santa Gertrudes Chapter. She was a member of the Downey Historical Society. A volunteer for many years at the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Lester Jones, her parents Hazel and James Armstrong Sr. and her brother James Armstrong. She is survived by her sister Marian Rhoades and nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends.