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Patricia Jones-Colvin

March 17, 1940 — November 21, 2020

Patricia Jones-Colvin

Patricia Ann Jones-Colvin, 80, formerly of Traverse City, passed away on November 21, 2020 at Byron Center Manor.  She was born on March 17, 1940 in Bellaire, MI the daughter of Louise (Hysell) and Charles Erickson.

Pat graduated from high school and spent most of her life in Alba.  She then moved to Torch Lake when she married Lee Colvin.  Following his death, she moved to Traverse City where she spent time volunteering at the Goodwill Inn kitchen.  Her biggest joy while living in Traverse were her “girls'' Missy, her identical Maine Coon Kitties.  She also enjoyed overnight bus excursions to plays and musicals with her friends, meeting friends for dinner, and catching up with them over long phone conversations.  Pat was very proud of the work she did on the Board of Canvassers and Jury Board in Antrim County from 1983 to 2009.  She was well known for and will be missed for her smile, laugh, quick wit, and feisty attitude.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Joni (Bruce) Knoch; her daughter-in-law, Tena Jones; her brother, Gary (Joann) Erickson; her sister-in-law, Suzie Jones; her six grandchildren, Sara Rieger, Steven (Kim) Jones, Traci Jones, Chrissy (Christopher) Funk, Shannon (Rusty) Schauer, and James Mawhorter; and five great-grandchildren, Avry, Ella, Emma, Bekky, Ethan, and Lillian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William Jones; her second husband, Lee Colvin; and two sons, Eric Jones and Steven Jones.

Her family would like to thank the girls at Byron Center Manor who took care of Patsy for the past 18 months – “You know who you are.”

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday May 20, 2021 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  The family will accept friends and visitors from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please remember Pat any time you pass by a lilac tree.

Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook at

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