TABERG — Ruth Jones, 61, of Taberg was admitted to the Abraham House in January of 2020 after an unexpected and brief battle with lung cancer.
While there, family members say, Jones realized the home was lacking necessities she felt they needed but didn’t have the resources to purchase. Always one who helped her community regardless of circumstance, one of Jones’s final wishes was for a benefit to be put on in her memory with all funds raised going directly to the Abraham House.
With the help of her best friend Karen Palmer, children Anissa LaMonica and husband Pete, Josh Jones and her partner Steve Aldrich, they did just that.
The event, held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Grape and Grog in Camden, garnered a host of community support, raising $6,367 to assist the Abraham House, which provides end of life care and comfort for those with terminal illnesses.
“The family would like to thank everyone for their support to make this event possible and give a special thank you to Paul Case, Mike O’Hara and the Mossback Mule Band for donating their time playing, the Grape and Grog for donating the venue, Terri Knight, Maryanne Snow, Chris Partridge, Kevin Uvanni memorial foundation, Chris Specht, DeMatteo’s Restaurant, Chris Houseman and Hal and Heather Closs,” added organizers.
For information on the Abraham House, including its services, go online to https://www.theabrahamhouse.org.