Constance G. “Connie” (Papineau) Jones was born on August 14, 1952 in Heppner, Oregon to parents, Ray and Gloria (Orwick) Papineau. She died on August 28, 2020 at her home in Lexington, Oregon at the age of 68 years. Connie was raised and lived her entire life in Lexington, Oregon. She was united in marriage to Kenneth “Kenny” Jones on September 5, 1992 in Lexington, Oregon. Connie was a member of the Heppner Elks Lodge. In her younger years she was a jockey at the race track. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards, hunting, camping and most of all cherished time spent with her family. Connie enjoyed watching her sons and daughters-in-law rodeo and grandchildren JR rodeo as well as watch their sporting events.
She is survived by her husband: Kenny Jones, Lexington, OR; children: Shawn (Chandra) Eng, Stanfield, OR, Shane (Rebecca) Eng, Benton City, WA, Bruce (Barbara) Eng, Pennsylvania, Michael C. Jones, Pasco, WA & Christopher Jones, Redmond, OR; parents: Ray and Gloria Papineau, Lexington, OR; brothers: Curtis Papineau, Lexington, OR & Calvin Papineau, Pasco, WA; sisters: Candace Gates, Lexington, OR, Carmen Wilson, Lexington, OR, Crystal Dale, Hamilton, MT & Cammie Jones, Hamilton, MT; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Connie was preceded in death by her first husband: Louie “Tic” Eng and sons: Louie Eng Jr and Shad D. Eng.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Oregon, following state guidelines.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Connie’s memory to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
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