Jean Adeline Jones Haines

jean jones haines

Jean (Adeline) Jones Haines was born on  September 8, 1924 in Chanute, Kansas.  She graduated from Chanute High School, and from the University of Kansas, School of Business with a degree in accounting.

Jean has always loved music.  In junior high school, she was a member of a select girls trio who sang at weddings, club meetings, and state contests.  She played flute in the concert and marching bands in junior high and high school.  Jean’s high school summers were spent at Cheeley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado where she learned to love Colorado.  During her college summers, she returned to Colorado to be a cabin counselor and to teach riflery and horseback riding at Camp Shoshoni, Rollinsville, Colorado.

Jean married William Mattison Haines, at Grace Episcopal Church on July 8, 1946 in Chanute, Kansas.  Bill is also a native of Chanute and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in chemical engineering.  They moved to Denver, where he worked for Gates Rubber Company and Jean became an accountant for Kent School for Girls.

Jean was a Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer at Veteran’s Administration Hospital for eighteen years.  When her youngest daughter left for college, she took nurse’s training at St. Luke’s Hospital and became a Licensed Practical Nurse on their staff.

Having always been interested in family history, Jean delved into genealogical research.  She added to her records with thorough library research and visits to significant familial sites.  She became a member of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on April 16, 1983 as a member of Mount Rosa Chapter, where she served for 8 years as Chapter Registrar.

Besides DAR, Jean was a member of Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society, Colorado Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Christ Episcopal Church in Denver, Morning Belles Garden Club, Denver Botanic Gardens, American Association of University Women, Colorado Museum of Nature and Science, The Denver Public Library Friends’ Foundation, and Denver Athletic Club.

She had 3 daughters, Nancy Kramer Bolme (Gerald), Sara Ann Norton (Jerry), and Lucinda Ellen Ellerhorst (Daniel).   She had 6 grandchildren, David and Cynthia Bolme, Scott and Philip Norton, Christopher and Michael Ellerhorst.   And she had 4 great grandchildren; Jonathan and Matthew Bolme, and Kaylee and Audrey Norton.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Bullock Mortuary Chapel, 1375 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood.  Contributions may be made to Johnson Adult Day Care, 3444 S. Emerson St., Englewood, CO 80113 or  

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