September 4, 1934 ~ April 6, 2019

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Lillian passed away on April 6, 2019 surrounded by her family.  Her parents, Frank and Martha Whelan, her brothers, Jack and Robert and sisters, Virginia, Frances and Rita, predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Thomas Jones, daughters Patty (Dale) Arnold, Anne (Mike) Kellogg, her son, Mike Jones, her grandchildren Melissa (Tyler) Hageman, Amy (Tyler) Borzileri, Scott (Angela) Kellogg, Elizabeth (Logan) and Brad Arnold and her two great-grandsons, Lucas and James Hageman.  Also surviving her is her sister, Patricia Whelan and numerous nieces and nephews. Lillian was born and raised in North Denver.  She attended North High School and CU Boulder.  She married Tom Jones on January 17, 1959 at St. Dominic’s Church in Denver and raised her three children in Denver.  Lillian’s Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on April 17, 2019 at St Frances Cabrini Church,6673 W. Chatfield Ave, Littleton, CO at 10:30 am.  A private committal will be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.


Funeral Mass: April 17, 2019 10:30 am

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
6673 W Chatfield Ave
Littleton, CO 80128

Committal Service:

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

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  1. Patty, Anne and family you are all held up in prayer and my thoughts as you grieve your mother! I’m so sorry! I didn’t know her…but I do know that she raised incredible kind, thoughtful, smart achieving daughters and grandchildren; that doesn’t happen by chance! I will be taking my mom to her doctor that day so will not be able to join you at her service…just know you will be covered in prayer then and the days to come! Much love sisters!!

  2. For about 10 years Bob, Susan and I were privileged to have Lil’ as our secretary. That was the official position, but she was really more of the “Office Mom”. She kept us young and naive architects grounded. Lil’ will always be fondly remembered for her humor, wisdom and boundless kindness.

  3. I remember growing up across the street from your family. One of my favorite memories was the box of full of dress in your basement that we used for playing dress-up and then parading around the neighborhood. Mrs. Jones was always so welcoming whenever I visited. She was a wonderful person. Sending my prayers for all of you.

    • Thank you Cathy- we grew up in a wonderful neighborhood. I have very fond memories of all the time we spent with each other’s families.

  4. Lil was such a favorite person for anyone who ever knew her. She was so kind and funny!!!
    It was so nice to reconnect with her through Facebook. At anytime she would message a bouquet of flowers and remind me how she remembered our summer picnics once a year at the pool so we could see everyone’s kids. She told me how she always loved watching Kelly dive!!!
    She will be missed–rest in peace dear Lil.

  5. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Cheryl (Reno) Garcia

  6. Dear Patty and family,

    So sorry for the passing of your Mother. We’ve talked about Mom’s 100+ times over the years.
    A sad loss for sure. My condolences to you and all the family. 🙂

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was so kind, gentle and always seemed to have a smile for everyone. My prayers go out to all of you.

  8. Patty,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We cherish our parents and are never quite prepared when they leave us. It was always so nice to see you and your mom in church. I know your mom is with the Lord. I am thinking of you and I will continue to pray for peace and strength for you are your family during this time.


  9. Dear Tom & family,
    I am saddened by the news of Lillian’s passing. She was such a lovely lady with a positive attitude & a great sense of humor. She was a wonderful friend to my Mom, Miriam “Mim” Cudmore. I know you will miss her greatly. I pray that she is at peace, & playing canasta with my Mom!
    Peace & Comfort to you all,

  10. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Lillian. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  11. We were sorry to hear of lil’s passing. Heard this morning at 7:15 mass at St Frances. Many great memories that we shared at ‘The Terrace Club’. Will miss seeing her at the Littleton Museum summer concerts. I would like to talk with Tom but do not have a contact number. Would you please give Tom my email address. Thank you. Steve and Wanda Bravdica

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