Olga Jones, 85, passed away quietly at home 15, December 2013. She was surrounded by her beloved husband Alan, her niece Susan Jones, close neighbors and her caregiver, Lucia Velasquez. Olga was born to the late Peter and Olga Petroff on March 27, 1928 in Berkeley, CA. She grew up in the Russian community amongst her cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. her knowledge of the family history was vast and she had a unique and spellbinding way of relaying familial stories and annotations about her extended family and their rich ancestry. Olga's formal education began at 17 and she then graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco in 1945. She received a BA in nursing from the University of California at San Francisco. Olga will be remembered as a women of spirit and dedication. She was a public health nurse for three years and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people she cared for. Olga was a devout member of the Russian Orthodox Church which was always a corner stone in her life. Her faith and her love of the Russian community was deep and enduring. Olga regularly attended church and festival functions. These were some her happiest moments. Olga was an active member of UC School of Nursing Alumni, SF. Alan and Olga loved to travel, and took many exotic trips in her lifetime. She is survived by her husband, Alan and many relatives and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her son Peter Churchill Jones. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Nature Conservancy. Family and friends are invited to attend a 6:00 - 8:00 PM visitation followed by a 7:00 PM evening service on Thursday, December 19, 2013 with an 11:00 AM funeral service on Friday, December 20, 2013 held at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church, 1220 Crane St, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Interment will follow the service at the Serbian Cemetery, 1801 Hillside Blvd., Colma, CA.

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  1. We first met Olga & Alan in 1976 when we moved into the house across the street from them. Always good neighbors, they soon became fast friends. Olga had a way about her that made you smile. Ever eager to chat about the latest neighborhood news or family politics or whatever came up, her wry wit & humor shone through. She’d get that impish grin & twinkle in her eye, tilt her head then make some apt remark. A favorite memory of Olga was of her dancing with my son-in-law ,Martin Stefanksi, at his California wedding reception, along with our daughter Bridget, his wife. Our 3 year old grandson loved to visit 458 Central & did so at least once a week. We are so sorry for your loss. Olga will be sorely missed.

    Barb & John Geibel

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  2. We loved Olga so much. Her eccentricity, wit, love of all creatures and authenticity. We will miss her so much. We want her to know that we are there for Alan.

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