Winslow ‘Win’ Jones
June 27, 1932
Jan. 21, 2017

Winslow ‘Win’ JonesWinslow ("Win") Larrabee Jones Jr., 84, died in St. Augustine, Fla., on Jan. 21, 2017. He was born on June 27, 1932, in Schenectady, N.Y., the only child of Winslow Larrabee Jones Sr. and Barbara Gurney Jones. They lived in Portland, Maine, for nine years before moving to Park Ridge, Ill.

Win attended Lawrence University in Appleton, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree there, and a Master of Arts degree later from Northern Illinois University. He served in the U.S. Army for two years from 1954 until 1956.

Win began his career as the art teacher for Barrington High School in Illinois, where he also coached the cross country team. In 1969, he moved on to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb as professor of Art and Art History, teaching there 20 years before retiring in 1989.

A well-known watercolorist, Win’s paintings have been in exhibitions and art shows throughout the USA, and are included in numerous museum and private collections. He also instructed adult watercolor workshops, his favorite venue being The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, where he led his popular workshops for 50 years. A book, "Win Jones Watercolors, A Retrospective", was recently published, showcasing his paintings from 1964 to the present day.

Win is survived by his wife of 15 years, Judy; his stepchildren Jani Stear, Drs. Jon and Kristi Barnewolt and Drs. Joshua and Kate Barnewolt; six grandchildren by marriage, and two great-grandchildren. Win also leaves one cousin by marriage, Ann Gurney, along with countless dear friends who are as much cherished as family. He was predeceased by his cousin Rear Admiral Charles (Hi) Gurney. Cremation rites have been arranged by Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine, Fla.

A celebration of Win’s life will be held at Marsh Creek Country Club, 169 Marshside Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32080, Monday, February 20, 2017, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Clearing Folk School, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

Another celebration of life will be held in Washington Island on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with reception to follow at Findlay’s Holiday Inn.