May 8, 1932 ~ August 17, 2021

Born in: Crockett, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Dian B. Jones, 89, former City Secretary for College Station, passed away Tuesday night, August 17, 2021. Family and friends are invited to a graveside ceremony at 2pm Sunday, August 22, at College Station City Cemetery, with Rev. Preston Greenwaldt and Callaway-Jones Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating. There will be no formal visitation.

Dian was born May 8, 1932, in Crockett, TX, to Earl and Marietta “Honey” Bennett. She graduated from Crockett High School and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.  Dian then moved to Bryan College Station to marry her high school classmate Raymond Callaway Jones while he finished school at Texas A&M University. She was a 55+ year member of A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, member of OPAS, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and she was a founder of Keep Brazos Beautiful. Raymond and Dian were members of the 12th Man Foundation and enjoyed attending every home football game. She enjoyed genealogy, gardening, traveling, and spending time at Camp Creek Lake.

Dian began working for the City of College Station in 1952 when the City was only 14 years old, and the offices were in the old Cafe Eccell building and had no air conditioning. Eventually Dian became the City Secretary and served in that role for almost a decade. After 37 years with the City of College Station she finally retired in 1990. Raymond and Dian eventually became owners of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan after Raymond’s parents passed away. She enjoyed assisting with funeral services, visitations, and arranging and delivering flowers for the family business.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Callaway Jones, and both her sons, Michael D. Jones and Raymond Jones Jr.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Cody D. Jones and wife Chelsea of College Station, TX, Chris Jones of Florida, Joy Powell of Florida; daughter-in-law, Lorene Jones of Bryan; great grandson, Henry Jones of Florida, and future great grandson, Rowen Michael Jones of College Station, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Dian’s memory to A&M United Methodist Church at 417 University Dr., College Station, TX 77840.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan-College Station.


Graveside Service: August 22, 2021 2:00 pm

College Station City Cemetery
2530 Texas Ave S
College Station, TX 77840


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  1. Cody and family,

    Dian was a wonderful role model and mentor to me. She taught me so much. She was such a gracious and humble public servant. I loved her dearly. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort.

  2. Cody and family: I feel so fortunate to have worked with Mrs. Jones. She taught me so much during our time together at the City and was so kind to my family. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you.

  3. Our Deepest Sympathy To The Family For The Loss of Your Lovely & Kind Dian. She was a special friend with whom we shared our love of antiques & collectibles through the years…

  4. I met you, Dian, as we shared a dining room table while we were both in rehab at Crestview. I knew nothing of your life before, but we enjoyed each other’s company tremendously. I soon realized that while I was going to be there until I completed my rehab, you were living there. After my discharge, I returned for a weekly visit even after you were moved into the facility’s Memory Care. Then COVID struct and visits were no longer allowed!!! I was able to telephone you several times, but your recognition of me through a phone call became difficult. Just this past week, I was wondering if I would be allowed to visit again. Yesterday was “All Saints Day” at our church. I was jerked upright as I heard your name called. How did I miss your passing last August, dear friend! How is such a thing possible! My heart aches at your loss. I thank God for allowing me to share even a small part of your life, and I send my love aloft to you.

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