Mrs. Lloyd Jones, Brandt, South Dakota, is a dedicated community leader who understands the needs of Deuel County people. She has devoted much effort in their behalf. Her willingness to work and learn with extension home economics and 4-H programs has been prompted by the philosophy that “extension is education and homemaking is living.”
Edith Tranter, born in England, came to Hand County, South Dakota, at the age of three. She grew up in that area and, after attending Miller High School, enrolled in Black Hills Teachers College. She then taught at a rural school in Hand County.
A few years later Edith married Lloyd Jones. The couple eventually settled on a Deuel County farm in 1930.
Mrs. Jones was already active in extension club activities when she was asked to become a leader for a girls 4-H Club. She was completely unfamiliar with 4-H activities, but willingness to learn and a desire to serve the community prompted her to accept. Twenty-five years later Mrs. Jones was honored by the Deuel County community for outstanding performance as a club and community leader. Her all-girls club was later reorganized to include boys. That club has turned out seven Club Congress trip winners, five of whom became national winners in the 4-H program.
Mrs. Jones has worked as chairman for her local club and for the district. In 1965, she became vice president of the State-wide Organization. In 1966 she was named to the Deuel County Extension Board.
Mrs. Jones interest in government grew from her desire to stimulate women’s interests in politics and in political issues. For the last ten years, she has served on her political party’s State Central committee, and, for six years she has been the party county vice chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones have four daughters; Phyllis, Mrs. Robert Ewing, Jr., is a registered nurse and lives in Spokane, Washington; Joyce, Mrs. Palmer Mundahl, resides in North Mankato, Minnesota and Helen, Mrs. Charles Tritz, who lives in Mazeppa, Minnesota, attended business college; and Avis, Mrs. Russell Hardie, who makes her home in Clear Lake, South Dakota, is a graduate of SDSU.