Genevieve H. Jones, a library assistant who worked at Arlington Central Library for 17 years from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, died Jan. 11 at her daughter’s home in Herndon, Va. She was 91.
The cause was heart disease, her daughter Patty Key said.
Mrs. Jones was a longtime Arlington resident.
Genevieve Mary Hackett was born in Chicago. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1943 from the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Sigma women’s social club. She worked for the Red Cross in Chicago, in the District and in Japan during and after World War II.
Mrs. Jones later accompanied her husband on Army assignments around the United States and in Bangkok before settling in the Washington area in 1971. She volunteered at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in Arlington and with the National Wildlife Federation.
In addition to the Arlington home, Mrs. Jones’s family had a residence in Southern Shores, N.C.
Her husband of 33 years, retired Army Col. James L. Jones, died in 1985. Survivors include five daughters, Ellen Maxon of Reno, Nev., Nancy Emmick of Cashmere, Wash., Barbara Begley of Poolesville, Md., Frances Lyons of Greensboro, N.C., and Patty Key of Herndon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
— Emily Langer