Donald Lee Jones

05/06/1928 - 11/25/2014 Obituary
Donald Lee Jones Obituary
Don began life in Oklahoma, moving to Southern California during his teen years. He was the middle of five boys. Don served this country through his 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. During his first tour of duty, he met and married Ruth. On October 18, 2014, they celebrated their 62nd anniversary. Following his retirement, he moved his family to Bakersfield, where he lived the remainder of his life, working as an automotive mechanic for Montgomery Ward and Kern County. Don and Ruth have been members of Lutheran Church of Prayer since their move to Bakersfield. Don was father to 6 children, Barbara Marie, Annette (Rob), Bob (Joan), Carol (Ronnie), Doreen, and Rick; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Don was a curious, intelligent, caring person who loved a good joke. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Special thanks to his caregivers: Connie, Ernie, Hermie, Rick, and Hoffmann Hospice.
Graveside service will be held at Bakersfield National Cemetery on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. with a memorial service following at 11:00 a.m. at The Lutheran Church of Prayer, 8001 Panorama Drive. For condolences please visit
Greenlawn Funeral Home
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 4, 2014
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