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Obituary for Nadene Jones

Nadene Francis (Gustin) Jones, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born April 20, 1922, in Clarkston to Lillie and Claude Gustin. After a very short battle with cancer, Nadene joined her beloved family who passed before her.

Nadene grew up near Waha in the Flat Iron area, learning to ride horses, hunt and shoot with her dad. Riding a horse to Waha School was a daily event, and she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1940.

She was introduced to Melvin Jones by her brother Bill, and they married on Sept. 10, 1941, in Corvallis, Ore. While Mel was serving during World War II, they lived in Seattle and Paris, Texas. After the war, they moved back to Lewiston, where they raised their five children.

In her younger years, Nadene worked at several Safeway and Albertsons stores. Nadene and Mel followed the construction of many northwest dam projects, and she worked the guard station on the Chief Joseph Dam. They made their permanent home in Orofino in 1966. Nadene was a 4-H leader and a member of the 49r's Saddle Club for many years. She raised, trained, showed and rode many horses in her lifetime, but the Arabian was her favorite. She was especially proud of the leather side saddle that she rebuilt and her leather tooling.

Nadene was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, and she enjoyed making ceramics for family and friends in her own little shop at the house. Gardening was a passion and everyone benefited from the jams and pickles. Nadene guarded her property with an eagle eye and shotgun, thus the naming of Shotgun Lane for her address.

Nadene is survived by Carolyn (Ray) Antonsen, Karen Capper, Alan Jones, Kim (Pam) Jones, Kevin (Ginger) Jones; grandchildren Elton Jones, Kyle Jones and Sheri Weaver; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Charlotte, and husband Mel.

Please make any memorials to St. Joseph Family Hospice in Lewiston. A celebration of Nadene's 95 years will be held at later this summer.
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