Legendary basketball player K.C. Jones passed away in December 2020. He was 88 years old. With the news, the spotlight was again on his wife, Ellen Jones.
Here’s everything you need to know about K.C. Jones’s wife, Ellen Jones!
Ellen Jones Bio — Age, Job, Who Is She?
As reported online, Ellen Jones had reached 75 years of an age long before 2020 came around.
Moreover, there was zero to none info on Ellen’s birthday, zodiac, and date of birth.
Everything suggested Ellen was born and raised in America. That said, she hadn’t shared her maiden name, early family, and hometown.
Likewise, Ellen opted not to share her job, career, and educational background. The same stood true for her finances. Meanwhile, K.C. Jones reportedly owned $1.5 million in net worth at the time of his passing away.
By the time social media became a norm, Ellen was already in her 70s. Thus, it’s likely she never launched profiles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
While K.C. Jones was 6 feet 1 inch in height, Ellen seemingly stood shorter in stature.
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Ellen Jones K.C. Jones, Kids, First Husband
Before his death, K.C. Jones was in an assisted living facility situated in Connecticut. A few years earlier, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. K.C. was receiving treatment for the same.
In 1980, Ellen and K.C. Jones tied the knot.
By 1983, they had welcomed a baby boy named Kent Christopher (or as the internet later came to know K.C. Jones III).
Interestingly, Ellen was K.C. Jones’s second wife. In 1960, he married Beverly Cain. At the time, he was at the height of his career.
Together, K.C. and his first wife, Beverly had five kids: Leslie, Kipper, Kelley, Bryna, and Holly. And even after their divorce, the basketball player remained close to the kids.
For her part, Ellen Jones never spoke on her past romances. Nor did the world know about her first husband (assuming she had one).
Ellen and K.C. remained a married couple until the latter’s death in December 2020.
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Who Was K.C. Jones?
K.C. Jones was born on 25 May 1932 in Taylor, Texas. He passed away on 25 December 2020.
In his 9 NBA seasons, K.C. won 8 championships — all with the Boston Celtics. Only his teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones won more titles in the league’s history.
Post-retirement, K.C. also won 3 titles — 2 as a head coach and 1 as an assistant.
Also, K.C. was one of the 8 players to win Olympic gold, college basketball, and NBA titles.
The Celtics retired his #25 jersey. Likewise, in 1989, K.C. was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Last modified: December 26, 2020