JONES, Marie F. Ovbey
Marie F. Ovbey Jones “Betty” passed away March 4th, 2014 at the age of 93. She is survived by her sons Jim, Michael, and David Ovbey and her daughters Patricia Thomas and Lois Kemp. She is also survived by her sister Elaine Loudermilk. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss her sweet smile and loving ways. Betty was a long time resident of Marietta, GA having moved from Wisconsin at an early age. She married Timothy James Ovbey Sr. and the family lived in what was then rural East Cobb. She and Tim enjoyed 30 years of marriage before she was widowed. In her lifetime, she was a housewife, mother, and secretary to her husband. Later, these secretarial skills brought her to work for Roswell Animal Hospital as well as Wood Acres School. While at Wood Acres, she met Jay Owen “Deacon” Jones who was the father of the owner of the school. Deacon and Betty were married in 1979 and enjoyed many happy years together. Throughout her life, Betty enjoyed oil painting, playing bridge with friends, senior enrichment programs through Roswell Presbyterian Church, as well as spending time with her large family. In memory of Betty, the family is asking that monetary donations be made to Ross Memorial Health Care Center. 1780 Old 41 Highway NW Kennesaw, GA 30152. Please direct donations to Adrianna Wharton, Director of Activities, in hopes that they be used in their activities center, a place that Betty enjoyed during her time at Ross. According to her wishes, Betty’s body was donated to Emory University School of Medicine. A private memorial celebration will take place at a later time.