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Joy Marie Bowles

October 20, 1951 — May 31, 2015

Joy Marie Jones Bowles, age 63, of Clifton, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015 in a Meridian care facility after an illness of several months.

A private family committal service was held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Cisco Cemetery in Cisco, Texas.

Joy was born October 20, 1951, in Clifton, Texas. She was a daughter of Mary Beth Pope Jones and the late Howell M. Jones, Jr. Joy was raised in Irving, Texas. She taught school in San Diego, California, Wichita Falls, Texas and Baytown, Texas for over 30 years before moving to Clifton in 2003. She continued her teaching career in Clifton and Valley Mills before her health forced her to retire. Her husband, Jack Bowles, passed away on January 25, 2015.
Joy was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Jones, of Meridian; sister, Joyce Jones of Comanche; a number of other relatives and friends.

Memorials in Joy's name may be made to the following: BARK (Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels), P. O. Box 264, Clifton, Texas 76634; The Treasure Chest, 1015 N Main, Meridian, Texas 76665; or American Cancer Society, 1700 Lake Success Drive, Waco, Texas 76710.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, 254-435-2792.

Born: October 20, 1951
Place of Birth: Clifton, TX
Death: May 31, 2015
Place of Death: a Meridian nursing facility
Occupation: Retired school teacher

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