Ret. Col. Dorothy Rouse-Street Jones

Ret. Col. Dorothy Rouse-Street Jones

IRVINGTON—Retired U.S. Army Col. Dorothy Rouse-Street Jones, 91, died on June 29, 2019, in Irvington.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., February 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Ret. Rev. Charles Larrabee Street, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and Louise Rouse Street. Family members included sister, Mary Lou Lampright of Lafayette, Colo.; and brother, John Charles Street of Madison, Wis. She was the niece of Dorothy D. Rouse of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly chief occupational therapy section of the V.A. in Washington, D.C.

Growing up in Sycamore, Ill., where her father was headmaster of St. Albans Episcopal Church School for Boys, she moved with her parents to Massachusetts, Wyoming, Texas and back to Illinois at Oak Park. Summers were often spent on Cape Cod at the Street family home in Hyannisport, Mass.

Col. Street (Jones) graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., in 1950 with a bachelor’s in sociology. She attended the Boston School of Occupational Therapy and completed the Army clinical affiliation for certification as a registered occupational therapist in 1954. She received a master’s in psychology in 1963 from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of hospital administration in 1969 from Baylor University with administrative residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif. Commissioned in the U.S. Army, Army Medical Specialist Corps in 1953, she served stateside and overseas in Army hospitals and Medical Centers, 1954-1970 as occupational therapist, educational coordinator and chief therapist, staff officer, Resources Management Office in the Office of the Army Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. in 1971 and Personnel Support Agency, 1974, statutory positions as Chief Occupational Therapist Section and Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, 1971-1975.

She retired from active duty, December, 1977, with rank of full colonel, regular Army. Decorations included Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Legion of Merit.

Upon retirement, she moved to the Northern Neck to pursue her love of sailing, swimming and boating. Active in the community with volunteer work, she was a member and one-time senior warden of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lancaster. There she met and later married Samuel Goode “Sambo” Jones III of Petersburg, a Virginia Tech graduate and retired contractor-builder.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Trinity Church, PO Box 208, Lancaster, VA 22503.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.