Obituary: Jones, retired after 30 years in library, 73

Shirley Jones, a 30-year employee of University Libraries, died in July 2004 in Denver. She was 73.

Jones was employed in the libraries from July 1963-June 1993, her last position being head of acquisitions services. Upon her retirement, Jones returned to her native Colorado to be near family and friends.

According to Associate Dean Judith A. Fox, “In her position as head of acquisitions, Shirley oversaw the growth of the collection, which actually doubled during her tenure here. She was very dedicated to getting people the materials they needed and managing hundreds of pieces of mail each day.

“She was respected by all the faculty and staff who came in contact with her for her knowledge, dedication, generosity and kindness.”

A private graveside service was held in Grand Junction, Colo., on July 26. She is survived by three sisters and two brothers.