Gwendolyn Jones Zieske

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Gwendolyn Jones Zieske

Sherman - Gwendolyn Jones Zieske 84, of Sherman, passed away on November 15, 2021, Baylor University Medical Center-Roberts Hospital.

Gwen was born at home on August 2, 1937, to Sam and Ruth Jones in Honey Grove, OK. She graduated at the age of 17 from Idabel Gray High School. After graduating she went to Southeastern University in Durant, OK where she received her Master Degree in Education. She spent 29 years teaching 2nd and 4th grade at Fairview Elementary School in Sherman, TX where she created a fun learning environment and left a lifetime impression on many students and colleagues.

She met the love of her life and travel partner of 51 years, Samuel Paul Zieske, in Sherman, TX. They were married in 1970 at the Methodist Church. They later built the home of their dreams in Chamberlin's Ridge where they loved their neighborhood and the countless lifelong friends they made.

She had multiple hobbies that included: sewing, crafting, traveling, water aerobics, reading, and attending productions at the Finley. But her favorite past time was spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities. After retiring, she and Sam loved to travel, spending months at a time RVing and volunteering at National and State Parks across the country.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rusty Jones. She is survived by her husband Sam and beloved pet LuLu, sister Susie Tonihka of Los Lunas, NM, son Jack Melson and wife Cassa of Sadler, daughter Mary Rutkowski and husband Gregg of Vancouver, WA, granddaughters Leslie Williams and husband Josh of Azle, TX, Erin Ingram and husband Darren of Sherman, TX, Madison Melson of Gordonville, TX, Tony Melson of Bronx, NY, Adriann Melson North of Vancouver, WA, Marcus Minor of Portland, OR and step granddaughter Erin Pruitt of The Colony, TX. She was also loved by multiple nieces and nephews and had 6 great grand kids.

Posted online on November 19, 2021

Published in Sherman Herald Democrat

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Gwendolyn Jones Zieske

Gwendolyn Jones Zieske

Sherman - Gwendolyn Jones Zieske 84, of Sherman, passed away on November 15, 2021, Baylor University Medical Center-Roberts Hospital.

Gwen was born at home on August 2, 1937, to Sam and Ruth Jones in Honey Grove, OK. She graduated at the age of 17 from Idabel Gray High School. After graduating she went to Southeastern University in Durant, OK where she received her Master Degree in Education. She spent 29 years teaching 2nd and 4th grade at Fairview Elementary School in Sherman, TX where she created a fun learning environment and left a lifetime impression on many students and colleagues.

She met the love of her life and travel partner of 51 years, Samuel Paul Zieske, in Sherman, TX. They were married in 1970 at the Methodist Church. They later built the home of their dreams in Chamberlin's Ridge where they loved their neighborhood and the countless lifelong friends they made.

She had multiple hobbies that included: sewing, crafting, traveling, water aerobics, reading, and attending productions at the Finley. But her favorite past time was spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities. After retiring, she and Sam loved to travel, spending months at a time RVing and volunteering at National and State Parks across the country.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rusty Jones. She is survived by her husband Sam and beloved pet LuLu, sister Susie Tonihka of Los Lunas, NM, son Jack Melson and wife Cassa of Sadler, daughter Mary Rutkowski and husband Gregg of Vancouver, WA, granddaughters Leslie Williams and husband Josh of Azle, TX, Erin Ingram and husband Darren of Sherman, TX, Madison Melson of Gordonville, TX, Tony Melson of Bronx, NY, Adriann Melson North of Vancouver, WA, Marcus Minor of Portland, OR and step granddaughter Erin Pruitt of The Colony, TX. She was also loved by multiple nieces and nephews and had 6 great grand kids.

Posted online on November 19, 2021

Published in Sherman Herald Democrat