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Carole Ann Jones


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 6:25pm

Carole Ann Jones passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side in Sacramento on Oct. 12, 2021, after sustaining injuries in an accident. She leaves behind a heartbroken and saddened family that she was so proud of and loved very much. She will be truly missed.

Carole Ann was born Sept. 4, 1947, to Ed "Wink" and Lorraine Winklebauer and raised with her sister in Torrance, California. She graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School, a Catholic parochial school, which provided her with a religious beacon that she followed her entire life.

Carole was attending El Camino Community College and working at the Broadway Department Store when she met and was swept off her feet by a tall, extremely handsome, intelligent, and quite humble man. His name was Ed. (And if you haven't figured it out by now, he's writing this.) They were married in 1970.

Carole and Ed moved to Rainbow in 1980. Their children, Eddie and Jennifer, attended Vallecitos School. Both graduated from Fallbrook High School.

Carole was a devoted wife and mother. She was a gracious and generous hostess who enjoyed gardening, cooking, and decorating for holidays. She would read every day, enjoyed going to museums and musical theater. She was an active volunteer in countless community activities and was very proud to be a Girl Scout Leader for many years.

She worked as the manager of Somerville's Market in Rainbow, and later worked for Prima Flora, a plant import broker in Fallbrook. She retired in 2005. After Ed's retirement, they purchased a log cabin on the slopes of Mt Shasta in 2009 and alternated living in Northern California in the summer and their home in Rainbow and later Bonsall in the winter.

Their marriage was one of compromise. She put up with his love of beer, poker games, and ignoring a coaster. And he tolerated her nightly addiction of watching Jeopardy, the life-long affair with the movie "White Christmas" every December, and her cold feet in bed.

But they enjoyed many things together. From the morning coffee while planning the day, trying new recipes for dinners, taking walks, dining out, traveling, and most of all, spending time with their grandchildren. Oh yeah, and every year they shared the heartbreak of being let down by the San Diego Chargers. You read that right, the San Diego Chargers.

Carole is survived by her loving husband of 51 years and children, Eddie (wife Laura) and Jen (husband Kelly); her grandchildren Zachary and Carley; her sister Mary Jean, and three nephews.

A Celebration of Carole's life will be planned for next year. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you take your spouse to dinner. Or go see the new James Bond movie.

We miss you so much Honey. Love You


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