Camille Johnston Jones was raised in Mercedes, Texas, a small rural community in deep South Texas, during the 1940''s and 1950''s. She received her B.A.Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1963 and moved with her husband, Forrest L.(Champ) Jones, to Donna, Texas in 1965. After a short teaching career, she devoted her time and energies to raising their three sons, Michael, Matthew and Mitchell. She thoroughly enjoyed the small-town life and was very active in church and community activities. At the tender age of 43, she returned to the workforce and became the office manager in her husband''s law firm.