Gretchen Beauchamp Jones 1920-2009 The family of Gretchen Jones is saddened to announce her peaceful passing on Wednesday, December 2 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. Gretchen is survived by her sister, Amelia Wigg, her nieces, Sherida Dunfee (John), Mimi Richardson (Bob), Eliese Miller (Mike), Suzanne McCord and her nephew, Rick Beauchamp (Jan). She was born in Huntington, Arkansas, moved to California in 1950 and moved to Spokane, WA. in 1952. She was a member of the Audubon Park Methodist Church for over 50 years and a lifelong member of UMW. Gretchen moved to California in 2003 to live with her sister. A private interment will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park in January. Following her death a memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, CA. In April, a memorial service will be held on the 17th at 10:00am at the Audubon UMC in Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Audubon UMC in Spokane, WA.

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  1. Amelia and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Gretchen’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know her at church and have fond memories of her and Amelia coming to look at the new books in the church library and the times she came to Naomi circle. Our love to your family, Karen and Dave Whitehead.

  2. Amelia & family, I have fond memories of days spent with you and Gretchen in Huntington. We lived across the street from you. I still have pictures made in front of your home. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Freda

  3. My name is Lori. I bought the house below her on Fleming in Spokane in 1990. I always enjoyed our conversations out in the yard. I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the houses. If I rememeber correctly the husbands brought in all the rocks to create the rock walls! Wow, what a job! I have missed Gretchen since she moved! I know she will be pleased the house is still her red color. I visited her when she was moving, and she gave me a pot for a plant, she said I could remember her through this pot. I have had a plant in the pot since she gave it to me and I have always thought of her when I look at it. Gretchen, thank you for being a great neighbor! Lori

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