Jones, Maxwell Dee
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93, born Oct. 3, 1920, in Blackfoot, ID; died Oct. 31, 2013, in Mesa, AZ. Max was raised in Morgan, UT. During WWII he was the navigator on a B-17, flying 30 missions in Europe, frequently as lead plane, and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he earned his accounting degree from Brigham Young University and did graduate work at Northwestern University. He worked for U.S. Steel for 30 years, initially in Utah, then San Francisco, and finally Pittsburgh, PA. He tried retiring, but after a few months he took a job with Utah County and worked for many more years. He married Nita Fern Webster on Sept. 14, 1956, in the Los Angeles LDS temple and had four sons. Max is survived by son Maxwell Stanton (Bonnie) of Kaysville, UT; son Webster Craig (Ivy) of Mesa, AZ; daughter-in-law Michelle Breck of Lorton, VA; and son Bruce Nelson (Agnes) of Salt Lake City, UT. He was preceded in death by his wife Nita and son Michael D. Jones. During his many years Max faithfully served his family and church. He was an avid sports fan with a special love for playing and watching tennis. A viewing will be held Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013, from 9-10 AM at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, 85201, followed by graveside services at 11 AM at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main, Mesa, 85207.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2013