GRANGEVILLE: Samantha Christine Jones, 18, graduated to Heaven on December 23rd 2011. She was born in Cottonwood, Idaho on September 22, 1993 to David Jones and Deanna (Dee) Stiles Jones. She lived in Grangeville until her family moved to Pullman in Febraury1994, where she attended Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School. She moved back to Grangeville in 2006. She was a Senior at Grangeville High School.
She was in the process of applying to colleges. Her plans were to become a lawyer.
Sam loved life! She enjoyed playing softball which she began doing in elementary school. She continued playing on into high school where she was on the varsity team the last two years. She also loved volleyball which she played for three years. She loved spending time with family and friends, shopping, buying shoes and purses, crafting, her animals and bright colors.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her giant heart and that she loved to make people laugh.
She is survived by her parents, Dave Jones and Deanna Stiles, her brother, Joe and her grandparents, Perry and Rena Stiles and many other relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her greatly.
Services for Sam will be held at the Grangeville High School gymnasium on Thursday, December 29th ,2011 at 1:00 pm. She will be laid to rest at the Prairie View Cemetery, Grangeville next to her grandparents, Wes and Dola Jones. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to: Blackmerfuneralhome.com