The Life of Carolyn Morse Jones

Carolyn Morse Jones

( October 30, 2021 )

Carolyn Morse Jones of Newtown Square PA, 92, passed away on October 30th with her family by her side. Born on February 17, 1929 in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine Morse.  She grew up in Swarthmore, PA and was a 1947 graduate of Swarthmore High School.  Carolyn attended Duke University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1951. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Immediately after college, she married Richard L. Jones Jr., her childhood sweetheart with whom she spent seventy happy years. They lived in various states while Dick was in the Navy, eventually settling in Wallingford where they raised their children. They moved to Swarthmore in 1975, and then to White Horse Village in Newtown Square in 2008. 

Carolyn was a kind, dear person who devoted her life to caring for her family.  She had many interests including a love of gardening.  Her passion for plants led her to volunteer for many years at the Philadelphia Flower Show.  A long-time member of Providence Garden Club, she served as president from 1988 to 1990.  Besides having a lovely garden, she excelled at flower arranging and designing container gardens.    Carolyn also enjoyed painting Early American Decorations, travel, boating on the Chesapeake Bay and was a great lover of books. For many years she played in a recorder group. 

Carolyn is survived by her husband and her daughter Elizabeth Jones of Swarthmore, various nieces and nephews, and many life long friends.  She was predeceased by her son Gordon, and her sisters, Mary and Anne. Services will be private and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore, PA.


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