Jerred E. "Jerry" Jones (1936 - 2016)

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Jerred (Jerry) E. Jones, born on September 19, 1936 in Seattle, WA died on September 13th, 2016 surrounded by Sharon, his wife of 49 years, and his seven adult children. Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years and was thrilled that his son, Luke, and grandson, Sheldon chose to follow in his footsteps.
Jerry and Sharon married in Seattle and moved with their infant daughter, Kristen to Sitka in 1968 where sons Matt and Mark were born. In 1972 the family moved to Juneau to become caretakers of the Shrine of St. Terese. They cared for the lodge, Chapel and surrounding property for thirteen years. During this time Terese, Sarah, Lucy, Martha, and Luke were born. In addition, Jerry worked for the Catholic Diocese of Juneau taking care of many of the Church's buildings including St. Ann's Center and St. Ann's Nursing Home. He also printed the Inside Passage newspaper.
Jerry coached the JYFL Vikings football team for twenty-three years where be became known to many of Juneau's youth and their families as "Coach Jones". "Pops", as Jerry was called by his nine grandchildren, was dedicated to his family and taught us the importance of honesty, hard work, and to always put family first. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Martha Rose, and his mother, Mildred Russette. Jerry and his strong-will, determination, and warm heart will be missed deeply by his family.
There will be a private, family celebration held in accordance with Jerry's wishes.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a branch of the military or to JYFL.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Sept. 18 to Oct. 17, 2016
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