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Cynthia Myungwha Jones

July 19, 1943 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 76)



Cynthia (Gloria) Myunghwa Jones, age 76, passed away on May 16, 2020 at her lakeside home in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, with her beloved son Marlon in attendance.  Gloria had fought a valiant battle with both liver cancer and pancreatic cancer, demonstrating strength, fortitude and tenacity. 

Cynthia, known to her many friends as Gloria, was born to Rose Quinimi Nob and Myung Shik Kim in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She moved to Seattle, Washington where she met and married her husband Lloyd Wells Jones and raised their son Marlon Bartley Jones.

Gloria was a Real Estate agent at Gerrard, Beattie & Knapp, an interior designer, and after the death of her husband Lloyd moved to Los Angeles, becoming an integral part of her brother-in-law Quincy Jones’ administrative staff. She often traveled with him globally and remembered most fondly meeting and dining with Nelson Mandela.

Gloria had a lifelong passion for antiques, admiring and collecting them wherever she lived. She was a loving role model to many young women among her family and friends demonstrating autonomy, leadership and decisiveness. She suffered no fools, and they soon knew it, but once a friend, was ever faithful and supportive.

Gloria Jones was preceded in death by her husband Loyd, and is survived by her son Marlon, her brother Harry Kim, and cousins, aunts and other family members.  She leaves behind many loving friends in Washington and California. 

A visitation is planned for Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3pm to 6pm at the Columbia Funeral Home Fireside Room.  She will be buried in a private service at Lakeview Cemetery.  The family will plan a delayed memorial service.

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