Greta Lynn Jones

Greta Lynn Jones

January 24, 2020 – February 5, 2020


Greta “Ettie” Lynn Jones was born at 31 weeks on January 24, 2020 at 2:26 p.m.  She was 5 pounds 5 oz and 17 beautiful inches long.  We had known for a few weeks that she had some congenital heart defects and after a troubling OB appointment, her doctors decided it would be best to take her early.  We were so excited to meet her and so full of hope.

After 7 months of praying, hoping, waiting, planning, anticipating and dreaming – we only had 13 days with our brave little girl.  A total of 17,119 minutes that she blessed our lives before passing on February 5th at 11:45 a.m. surrounded by her grandparents, big brother Colin, big sister Imogene, and parents.  There were bleeding complications after her heart surgery that she just couldn’t overcome.  She fought so hard, alongside her amazing team of doctors, surgeons, and the entire staff at Children’s PICU, but it ended up being too much for her little body.

Her brother, daddy, and mama were able to hold her for the first and last time before she left us that morning.  There aren’t words to describe the excruciating hole that has been left in our hearts.  All of the hopes and dreams we had for her, all of her milestones we’ll never see, all of the snuggles and love we can’t give her, all of the adventures with her siblings that will never be, it all left with her and we have been left the seemingly impossible task of putting our lives back together without her.

Our Greta’s funeral service will be on Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. at First Central Congregational United Church of Christ (421 S. 36th St.)  In lieu of flowers, donations to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center – Child Life Department would be appreciated.  They’re a wonderful resource to help siblings navigate and process their grief, and help parents still be parents after the unthinkable happens.



  • Barb Ethridge Posted February 11, 2020 10:49 am

    Becki I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I have been praying for all of you and will continue to do so.

  • Doreen Herbert Posted February 11, 2020 11:07 am

    Beckie, continued prayers for strength and healing for you and your family during this time of unthinkable loss.

  • Branscome Family Posted February 11, 2020 11:15 am

    Our love forever

  • Sara Grimm Posted February 11, 2020 11:36 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

  • Amy LeClere Posted February 11, 2020 12:16 pm

    Becky and family,
    My heart hurts for you in this time of sorrow. I am thinking of you and hope you can find peace at this time.
    Love, Amy and Family

  • Michelle, Ryan and Quinn Connealy Posted February 11, 2020 12:27 pm

    Matt, Becky, Matt and Imogene,

    We are so sorry and we know how hard this must be for you.

    I’m picturing Greta with you ALWAYS.

    Giving you strength when you just can’t even.

    Laughing out loud with you when you tell jokes around the campfire.

    Enjoying the starry nights in the mountains with you.

    You’ll feel her presence for all of your days.

    I promise it doesn’t hurt less but it makes the pain of her loss have space.

    Look for her in those quiet moments because she’ll be there.

    We love you so much and have open arms to listen to you anytime.

    Love, Michelle, Ryan and Quinn

  • Bonnie & Jim Posted February 11, 2020 12:36 pm

    Thank you for you’re truly beautiful words about your life with Ettie! We will remember her always. 💕

  • Julie Rief Posted February 11, 2020 3:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your family. Praying for you.

  • Cindy Gasper Posted February 11, 2020 4:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. I will keep praying for you and your family.

  • LaTasha Johnson Posted February 12, 2020 11:41 am

    Praying for you and your family

  • Jan Scherr Posted February 13, 2020 11:48 am

    Becky and Family, this is a heart wrenching event in your lives. It creates such a deep hole in your whole being. Greta sounds like a little angel, sweet, courageous and innocent.
    She is undoubtably in the eternal place of happiness and perfection. You are all left to grieving; essential for your passage to acceptance and renewed hope. You will think of her everyday. God bless you and keep you, protect you and bring you to acceptance of the human condition. I will keep you in my thoughts and my heart.

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