Ray E. Jones|
RAY E. JONES, 79, passed away early Sunday morning to a beautiful sunrise, August 4th, 2013 from complications due to dementia.
He was born March 3, 1934 in Shady Point, Ok to James and Lydia Ruth Jones. Siblings: (preceding in death) Ellen Sisco (d), Kelly Jones(d), and surviving: Mary Parker, Johnny Jones, Wilma Sue Adair. Ray was married to LaVon on April 29, 1960, in Seattle, WA.
Educated at Spiro High School, University of Oklahoma He was president of his graduating class after sustaining burns on over 70% of his body during his freshman year in a house fire trying to save his younger brother.
Ray worked for The Boeing Company in supervision until he retired in 1994. During which he and LaVon lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia for four years. The vast majority of his life was spent living in Renton but prior to this he lived in Montana as a forest fire fighter and as a child in Spiro, Oklahoma. He loved everything that kept him outside. From sports to camping, hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved playing shuffleboard and was once televised in a competition. He loved watching the Mariners, dancing, playing the harmonica and watching John Wayne western movies. He and his wife have life long friendships with some very special people!
Ray left behind his wife LaVon, his stepdaughter Nancy and husband Ray, his stepson Richard, daughter Robbin and husband Doug. Grandchildren - Ray and Brandie Harvey, Derek Weston, Barrett Weston and Abby Weston Great-grandchildren - Laurel Harvey, Carter Harvey and Annie his chocolate lab!
Memorial service will be held at New Community Church, Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at 2:00pm.
donations can be made at the Memorial itself for the 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' as our family will be participating in it! Or you may contact them at 800-272-3900 Thank you to New Community and our family here.
"See you later alligator!"
Published in The Seattle Times from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2013