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Honorary Alderman Mrs Mary Lloyd-Jones

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that former Mayor and Honorary Alderman Mrs Mary Lloyd-Jones passed away peacefully on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Mary was first elected to the Borough Council in 1979 for the Ash Vale Ward and served as a councillor for 12 years until 1991. She served on a number of committees, including the Arts and Recreation Committee (1979-1983); the Housing and Health Committee from (1979-1990), which she chaired between 1987 and 1990; and the Policy and Resources Committee (1983 to 1990). Mary also served as Mayor of Guildford (1990-1991).  

Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, said: "It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Honorary Alderman Mrs Mary Lloyd-Jones. Mary represented the ward of Ash Vale with dedication and also the Borough of Guildford in her participation in the committees on which she served, as her time as Mayor and also with the other organisations that she was involved in."    

Cllr Nigel Manning, Mayor of Guildford, said: "I was saddened earlier this week to have learned of the passing of Honorary Alderman Mrs Mary Lloyd-Jones who represented the ward in Ash Vale that I now represent. Mary represented the community of Ash Vale for 12 years and she is fondly remembered by those who knew her."       

​During her time as a councillor, Mary represented the Council as School Governor at South Ash County Middle School (1986-1988), Court of the University of Surrey (1987-1989), West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority (1986-1991) and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Trust (1983-1990).

On 8 December 1995, the Council conferred the title of Honorary Alderman on Mary in recognition of the public service that she gave to the Council and her community both as a councillor and as a Mayor of the Borough.

Following a private family funeral there will be a civic service of thanksgiving at 11.30am on January 16, 2018, at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.

Published on Friday 8 December.