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Veronica Eileen Borden Jones


Veronica Eileen Borden Jones died July 2, 2018, at her home, attended by her family following a long illness. Veronica was born to Monica and Archie Borden in Pasco, Washington, Aug. 22, 1939. She lived first in White Bluffs, Washington, then Benton City, Washington, and most recently in Goldendale. She attended school at Kiona-Benton School and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Sprague, Washington. Besides being a homemaker, she was certified as an early childhood teacher engaging the Montessori Method of learning. Respecting her passion for acting, she participated many years in community theater productions. It would be a rare old movie that should could not recite its script word for word. Veronica, fondly called Bonkey by family and friends, has an entertaining sense of humor, most often expressed in witty one-liners. As a young adult, she could dance all night to the steps of jitterbug, the twist, sugar foot, Charleston, as well as the two-step, waltz, and square dance.

Veronica's parents, Monica and Archie, preceded her in death. She is survived by her three sons, Shawn, Randall, and Martin; her sisters, Catherine Finley, Agnes Dauncey, Mary Ann (Sister Marie Monica Borden), and Theresa Borden; as well as her three grandchildren, Ashely, Allysa, and Alexa; and five great-grandchildren.

As a lifetime member of the Catholic Church, Veronica received the final sacraments and blessing of the church before her death. A memorial mass will be planned for a future date.

The Jones and Borden families wish to voice their appreciation for the care Veronica received from Klickitat Valley Health Hospice for their mother/sister. And a heartfelt thanks to Jeannie, Margi, and Heidi as well.


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