Jerry Jones' mother passes away

October, 23, 2012
10/23/12
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IRVING, Texas -- The mother of Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones passed away Tuesday morning, according to team officials.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Arminta Jones, the mother of Jerry Jones," Rich Dalrymple, the Cowboys' vice president of public relations/communications, said in a statement. "Arminta, who celebrated her 90th birthday last week, with all of her family, passed away peacefully this morning in Dallas."

Arminta Jones is survived by two children, Jerry and Jacque, a brother and two sisters, four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Arminta Pearl Clark was born on October 17, 1922 in Ozan, Arkansas. She married J.W. “Pat” Jones on October 25, 1941 and they had two children, Jerry and Jacque. They were married for 56 years until J.W. passed in 1997.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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