Regina Duman Jones September 7, 1939 – October 2, 2021 With the comfort of her beloved music, Regina Mae Jones passed away on the early morning of October 2, 2021 surrounded by family and love, near and far. Regina Duman was born on September 7. 1939, in Scio, Oregon, the youngest of fourteen children. Raised on a farm, Regina learned the importance of hard work, creativity and faith – themes that have sustained her throughout her life. After graduating from Mount Angel Academy, Regina moved to Healdsburg, California, and then to San Francisco. It was around this time that Regina met her future husband, Jack F. Jones. They married in Healdsburg and moved to Jack’s home state of West Virginia and started their family. Fifteen years later, in the fall of 1975, with determination, hope and courage, Regina gathered some personal belongings of her family, her ten children (aged three months to 13 years) and bravely boarded a plane for a new one. life in California.Regina returned to Healdsburg. , and with the love and support of her own siblings, she blossomed as a single mother. She honed her skills as an artist and became an award-winning, self-taught baker / cake decorator. She simultaneously ran a home daycare business for many years, where she became a mother figure to dozens of children, as well as a cherished friend of their parents. Many are still considered family members. An entrepreneur at heart, Regina later owned a successful bakery and ice cream shop. His cakes were a staple in the lives and celebrations of many families and businesses in Sonoma County. Regina loved to read, especially newspapers and food magazines, while savoring her black coffee, walking around Fitch Mountain, and relaxing to the music from her extensive record collection. A gifted pianist, she delights her children with her talents. Regina’s legendary mind was subtle and quick as a laser. Also a skilled seamstress, she created masterfully sewn ball gowns, clothes and costumes. The holidays were pure magic and imagination. Mom loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, she has never been happier than sharing time with loved ones. Regina was a very loving mother to Jennifer Jones (Kerry Kikuchi), Jeannine Eck, (Guy), Julie Fuentes (Ruben), Jonathan Jones, (AimÃ©e), Jacqueline Wilson (Markus), Jill McGhee (David), Jana Jones, Jerilea J. Duman (Samir Salem), and a cherished grandmother of Joe, Benjamin, Amy, Erin, Emily, Christopher, Angela, Luis, Miranda, Skylar, Savannah, Olivia, Annabelle and Melodie, the great-grandmother of Matteo and the adored sister of John Clifford Duman. Regina was predeceased by her precious granddaughter Kimberly, her beloved sons Christopher and Joel, her parents Aloysius and Marie, and her siblings, Clarence, Henry, Richard, Irene, Dorothy, Edward, James, Margaret, Katherine, Andrew, Paul and Mary Ann. Regina was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews and a caring friend to many. We have all been so blessed with his presence in our lives. Regina and her youngest son Joel, who passed away late last year, will have a joint memorial service at St. John’s Catholic Church in Healdsburg on Saturday, November 20. 2021 at 12 noon. : 30 h.
Posted by Press Democrat on October 14, 2021.