James Trowbridge Jones, 74, a longtime resident of Deming, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Baca's Funeral Chapel where a celebration of life will take place led by Rochelle and Kailyn Cordova. Cremation will follow and inurnment will take place at a later date. Jim was born Feb. 12, 1939 in Sacramento, Calif. to Luther and Frances Jones. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force as a finance officer. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, Woodmen of the World, LCROA Member, a participant in his local Neighborhood Watch Program, the International Brotherhood Motorcycle Campers (IBMC) and a member of the Deming Humane Society. Before retirement Jim was employed at Deming Cycle Center, M&M Auto, E&M Truck Repair, Bill's Auto Safety and various other auto centers. His passion was keeping "true" motorcyclists on the road. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Roxann Jones, of Deming; his children, Jennifer Jones and husband Phil, Tim Shaw, Rob Stoker and wife Kim, Vince Stoker, Kathryn Stoker; daughter-in-law, Susie Stoker, Paul Clayton, Rochelle Cordova; five grandchildren, Frances Nagi and her husband Cisco, Nicole Howen, Desiree Newell and boyfriend Jim, Amiee Stoker, Troy Melhoff, Mark Melhoff, Amanda Melhoff, Seth Melhoff and Kailyn Cordova; five great grandchildren, Shelby, Anika, Bella and Chevy; numerous friends and bikers nationwide, and his faithful canine companions, Peanut, Sassy and Buster. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Luther and Frances Jones and his son Jeff Stoker. Jim was an avid biker and camper. He was an accomplished mechanic. He was known to help anyone in need. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Deming Humane Society, 2135 Onate Ave. SE, Deming, NM 88030. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care." To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575-546-9671.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on July 26, 2013
Bacas Funeral Chapel - Deming
811 South Gold Avenue Deming, NM 88030