Obituary: Miriam Jones

Miriam Jones, one of the stalwarts of Gwyn Jones Coaches, has died aged 88. Miriam passed away on 20 December 2020 suddenly but peacefully.

Her operating history began in 1955, when she married Euros Jones, owner of the company founded in 1921, when Euros’ grandfather started with his first coach. Euros and Miriam operated from their garage in Bryncethin, at that time not only running coaches but serving fuel and running a repair and MOT garage. Euros suddenly passed away in 1974 aged only 45 which left Miriam and her only son Gwyn, himself only 18 years old, to take on the company.

Miriam was a well-known figure in the industry, a former Chairman of the CPT and an executive member of the South Wales Ambulance Trust Board. In 2000 she retired with her partner Howell, to their home in Southern Spain for a well-earned rest.

In 2021 the company will be 100 years old and in her last hours with her family she made them promise that there would be a party to celebrate this wonderful achievement. Miriam is survived by her son Gwyn and daughter-in-law Teresa, her grand-daughter Nikki and her great grand daughter Abigail.

Due to covid restrictions a private family funeral took place on Wednesday, 6 January 2021.

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