Nancy Bondurant Jones
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Nancy Bondurant Jones
  • September 25, 1930 - December 13, 2017
  • Elkton, Virginia

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Nancy Bondurant Jones, 87, formerly of Rawley Springs passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

She was born in Roanoke, on September 25, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles H. and Therma Barclay Bondurant.

Nancy graduated from Shepherd College and was a teacher in Montgomery County in Maryland. After moving to Rawley Springs in 1968, she taught for Rockingham County at Elkton and Turner Ashby High Schools. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Valley of VA Pen Women.

After retiring from her teaching career, she worked for JMU in President Ronald E. Carrier's office. She also was a freelance writer who authored more than a dozen books and 500 columns for the Daily News- Record. In the mid-1980s she opened one of the first bed and breakfasts in the area. In 2000 she was recognized Woman of the Year by the Working Women's Forum.

On May 31, 1956, she married Phillip Lawrence Jones, who preceded her in death on August 16, 1979.
She is survived by her daughters, Rain Worthington (Mark Berger) of Nassau, NY, and Lauren Jones of McGaheysville; her sons, Steven Jones (Mayumi) of Washington State, Randall Jones (Shari Scofield) of Harrisonburg, and Martin Jones (Gail Schnider) of Rawley Springs; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn Whitt of Woodbridge.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Barclay and Alan Bondurant.

A private graveside service was held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Massanutten Regional Library or the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Lindsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements, and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.