Andrew Jones

  • "You were amazing, godspeed."
  • "i dont know your son but i recently lost a son may you find..."
  • "Sympathy is felt deep in my heart for the Jones family...."
    - Debbie Tucker
  • "We will all miss you...Rest In Peace..Watch over the rest ..."
    - Amanda Schooler
  • "God bless you and your family, you had really grown up..."
    - Haley Houser

Andrew Harley Jones, 23, died May 28, 2010 as a result of a hiking accident along Turnagain Arm.

A potluck-style celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post #33 in Peters Creek. All who knew Andrew are encouraged to attend.

Andrew, a lifelong Alaskan, was born April 13, 1987, to William and Alice Jones in Anchorage.

Andrew attended Willow Crest Elementary, Romig Junior High, and was a 2005 graduate of West High School. His adventures after high school included living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and the village of Kobuk.

His family wrote: "Andrew was a deep man, always reflecting and observing the meaning of life. He had a way with words and enjoyed writing and interpreting the world as he saw it. A talented guitarist, he recently began to write and sing his own music. He enjoyed the Beatles and often played their songs on guitar. A true artist, Andrew's aspirations were to share his music with the world. Andrew was also a talented photographer, leaving behind beautiful pictures of his view of the world. Andrew was a true Alaskan and loved any adventure that included the outdoors. Skateboarding, snowmachining, dirt bike riding, fishing and camping were some of his favorite activities. In his younger years he enjoyed baseball and often made the All Stars. Andrew spent his last days enjoying numerous camping trips with his closest friends. He will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his father, William Jones; mother, Alice Jones; sister, Angie and her husband, Todd Ferris; sister, Laurie and her husband, John Fish; sister, Jamie Jones; and nieces, Anna, Lily and Madelyn; along with many loving family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Allan Jones; paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Jones; maternal grandfather, David Henry; and maternal uncle Ricky Henry.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from June 2 to June 3, 2010