Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/12
Arminta Jones, the mother of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, died Tuesday morning in Dallas at age 90. The team announced her death in a statement, adding that she had celebrated her 90th birthday last week with her family. "Her instincts and personality were her greatest gifts," Jerry said. "She always knew the right thing to do, how to be strong in tough times and tough in good times. Somehow, however, having fun was a requirement at all times. "My father was an innovator in business, someone who changed the way industries were run in three different fields -- groceries, insurance, and tourism. My mother was his partner, a bookkeeper, a manager, a salesperson, and she was every bit his equal in all of their success. Their board room was the kitchen table, and I sat there and soaked it all in." According to DallasCowboys.com, Arminta Clark was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Ozan, Ark. She wed J.W. "Pat" Jones on Oct. 25, 1941, and they were married for 56 years until his death in 1997. She is survived by her children, Jerry and Jacque, two sisters, a brother, four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, according to the Cowboys' website.
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