Carolyn Jean Winn Jones
Glendale, AZ - A memorial celebration for Carolyn Jean (Winn) Jones will be held from 11am-2pm on Saturday September 18, 2021 at the Waldo Funeral Home Family Center in Sherman Texas. Carolyn, 60, passed away on Saturday August 21, 2021. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Wayne Bailey, John Slawson, Chris Luster, Randy Luster, Rick Perkins and RonDale Freeman. The family will hold a private burial on Sunday September 19, 2021 at Hall Cemetery.
Carolyn was born on September 26, 1960 in Wichita Falls, Texas to David and Sue (Walker) Winn. She graduated from Lewisville High School in 1979. On November 2, 1979 Carolyn married Johnnie Jones in Howe, Texas. She attended Grayson County College where she earned two associate degrees and then went on to attend The University of North Texas where she earned a bachelor's degree. Carolyn retired from Collin County College in January 2021 after 21 years of service. Carolyn worked in the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans affairs for 28 plus years where she found her passion helping students find the financial means needed to pursue their dreams of higher education. She was an active member of many Financial Aid organizations including NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) and TASFAA (Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) where she served on numerous committees and boards. She was TASFAA Association President from 2009-2010. The TASFAA board voted in early August to rename the TASFAA Teaching and Mentoring Award in honor of Carolyn. The first Carolyn J. Jones Teaching and Mentoring Award will be awarded at the fall conference this October.
Carolyn will be remembered by her family as an amazing mother and Grammy. She is survived by three daughters, Katrina Skaggs of Glendale AZ, Danielle Hurst and Husband Blake of Glendale AZ, and Heather Gibson Todd of Sherman TX. Grandchildren Emmaleigh Skaggs of Howe TX, Konnor and Gage Skaggs of Glendale AZ, Tripp Hurst of Glendale AZ and Ivy Gibson and Andrew Todd of Sherman TX. Mother Sue Loyd of Sanger TX. Sister Cathy Winn of Sherman TX. Best friend, Pam Luster and husband Curtis of Whitewright TX; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Jones, father David Winn, Sister Linda Winn Wallace, Father and Mother-in-law J.W. and Lena Jones, her paternal and maternal grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In Lieu of flowers, Carolyn's family is asking that Memorial Gifts be made to the Carolyn J. Jones Scholarship Fund at Collin College by going to https://www.collin.edu/foundation/give/mems%20and%20tribs.html
Posted online on September 09, 2021