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Kenneth Martin Jones
Kenneth M. Jones, 76, of Soledad, passed away at home, surrounded by family, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Ken was born February 14, 1938 in Salinas and had been a lifelong resident of Soledad. He graduated from Gonzales High School, class of 1956 and attended classes at Hartnell College in Salinas. He was a painting contractor for the family business, Jones & Jones, having worked for over 40 years. He was a Soledad volunteer firefighter for over 17 years, a US Army veteran, a Lions Club member, and coached Soledad Little League Baseball. Ken was a member of the Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club, a "Grade A" rock hunter, cutter, and jewelry maker. Ken enjoyed vacationing, hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening, barbeques, and watching the San Francisco 49ers. He made great homemade jams and liked playing cards and watching John Wayne movies. He had a huge heart for all his friends, enjoyed company from his pet companion dogs, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen; children, Marc (Natalia), Kent (Michelle), Greg (Christina), & Leah (Joe); grandchildren, Victoria (Kyle), Joey, Kira, Josh (Kayla) Kami, Parker, & Coury; great grandson, Milo; mother, Doris; brother, Art (Jan); sister, Carolyn Taggart; niece, Alyson; nephews, Martin & Jeffery. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Lewis; niece, Krystal; nephew, Tim; brother-in-law, Jim Taggart.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 am at Liberty Chapel, 274 Kidder St, Soledad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Eden Valley Care Center, 612 Main St, Soledad.
Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St, Soledad, CA (831) 678-9100 WoodyardFuneralHome.com
WOODYARD FUNERAL HOME - Soledad
395 East Street
Soledad, CA 93960
Published in The Salinas Californian on July 12, 2014