Date of Birth: March 23, 1934
Date of Death: March 11, 2023
Carol was born in Wayne County, W. VA. She studied Art History at the University of Ohio where she met her husband Luther (Luke) Edmond Jones. After many years as an Army officer’s wife, Carol and Luke moved to Santa Fe, NM, with their three children in 1975 and lived there for 40+ years, always pursuing her interests in fine art. She earned a BA of Fine Art in printmaking at the University of New Mexico. Later she moved to Little River, California and then Goodyear, Arizona to be near family. Carol was predeceased by her son, Scott Lakin Jones, and her husband, Luther E. Jones, her parents Herman and Alice Muriel Lakin, her brother Herman Lakin and nephew, Mark Lakin. She is survived by her daughters Allison L. Jones-Lo and Amy L. Jones Singley, sons in law- Yuh Ming Lo and Stanley L. Singley, and former son in law Richard Rodriguez; her grandchildren Fania E. Martinez, Amanda E. Lo Vallone (Joe), Dylan Rodriguez, Katherine Rodriguez Bell (Liss, Jess), and Sarah Rodriguez Aguilar (John); and her great grandchildren Bianca E. Martinez, John Scott Aguilar, Luke David Aguilar, Haven Shae Rodriguez, Penny Lo Vallone and Violet Lo Vallone. She is also survived by her sister Gayle James (Wes), cousin Joyce Phillips, and sister in law Kay Lakin.
A viewing will be held on March 25th 2023 from 2pm-4pm at Best Funeral Services, 9380 W. Peoria Ave, Peoria AZ 85345. Funeral Services following cremation will be held in Santa Fe, NM at The Church of The Holy Faith on April 22nd 2023.
I was so saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her and Luke from our time in El Paso and also our visit with her in Santa Fe many years ago. She was a talented, fun loving, wonderful woman.
I knew Carol through our family. Her father, and my Grandmother, Maud, were siblings. My condolences to her family and friends. Arleen Boyd Upshur
My condolences to the family. I was Lakin’s neighbor on Lupita for many years. I have many fond memories of our friendship.