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Rosamond Gladys Jones

January 27 , 1926 - May 28 , 2022

Rosamond Gladys Jones

January 27 , 1926 - May 28 , 2022


Saturday, June 11, 202212:00-1:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home


Saturday, June 11, 20221:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



Rosamond Gladys Warren was born on January 27, 1926, in Wolverine, Michigan. A twin with her brother Fred. She was one of six children born to William and Ramsey (McLeod) Warren. Those children were (in birth order): Katheryn, Edith, Frederick, Rosamond, Ethel and Wilma.Rosamond went by the name of Rose. And “Rose” is the basis for this obituary. A rose is known for its beauty, its fragrance, its many colors, and its thorns. But thorns aren’t meant to cause pain as much as they are for the protection of the flower. It allows the rose to remain intact and to grow stronger.Our mom’s life was like that flower. She was beautiful and like the fragrance of the rose, her presence would fill a room. But she knew tragedy early on when her first husband, Carl Ashenden, passed away suddenly leaving her with three young children: Phillip, Carol and Kenneth.The family is very proud of its Scottish heritage. We are of the Clan McLeod. We “Hold Fast.” And held fast they did as her siblings helped Rose by taking care of the children while she grieved.Rose then met her second husband, Paul Jones, and from this marriage came three additional children: Robin, Sharon, and Lori.Rose had numerous job occupations: Cook, landscaper, teacher, therapist, “family” doctor. She ran a housecleaning service, a laundry and a childcare facility. All from her home! Some might have already guessed the next line - Rose was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom and do all those things that some would say, is the “Job of all jobs.” And she did them all with focus and dedication. Rose also became a Christian at the age of 40. And just like all the other responsibilities listed above, she served the Lord with the same focus and dedication. We could add evangelist or pastor to that list. Those that knew her would agree those titles fit.Rose had a giving heart. A caring heart. A heart that focused on making sure everyone in her life and her path understood the importance of knowing and accepting Jesus as their Savior.There is a spiritual definition to the name “Rose.” All roses symbolize God’s love at work in the world. Different colors also symbolize different spiritual concepts. Red roses mean passion and sacrifice. Yellow roses mean wisdom and joy. Pink roses mean gratitude and peace. White roses mean purity and holiness. Rose Ashenden/Jones was love at work in the world. She exhibited the traits of all those colors. She exhibited them in her personal life and became whatever color was needed to help those who sought her council and advice.On Saturday, May 28th, at the age of 96, Rose went to be with her Lord. She is now with loved ones who have gone on before. She is probably joyously surrounded by those she mentored, witnessed to, and explained what the cost of Jesus’s life provided – complete forgiveness and an eternal home in heaven.The Bible says this life is but a vapor. We’d like to think this life is but a fragrance. This “Rose” may be gone but her presence, her sweet perfume of kindness, patience, compassion, and love will remain with all those that knew her.Rose’s cremation took place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home. Her Celebration of Life memorial will be held at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Friends are invited to visit starting at 12 PM with her Remembrance Service beginning at 1 PM. Everyone is invited to stay to continue to share memories at her Celebration of Life Luncheon.For those wishing to make a memorial donation in her name, the family has suggested the Rosamond Gladys Jones VA Palliative Care Fund.


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