North Bend's Mary Brunstad Jones dies

North Bend resident Mary Brunstad Jones died on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Mary was born on November 29, 1920, and grew up in Port Orchard, Wash.  Although she spoke no English until she started school, she skipped two grades and became valedictorian of her graduating class at South Kitsap High.

She studied accounting at Portland State College and worked as an accountant for several Portland and Seattle firms.  A North Bend resident for the past 28 years, Mary was defined by her devotion to family, her strong work ethic and her love of sports.

She is survived by one son, Robert Jones; three daughters, Judith Petersen, Linda Joslin, and Vicki McLellan; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Ronald Jones and granddaughter, Laurel Petite.

No memorial service is planned.

Friends are invited to sign the family’s online guestbook, share memories and view photos  at


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