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Richard F. "Bud" Jones

1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Gallery
June 30, 1931 ~ August 21, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-Bud was born in Oakland, California, June 30, 1931, to Josephine Becker Jones and Richard F. Jones. He spent his growing up years in Ogden, Utah, where he attended Polk Elementary School and developed friendships which still exist. He attended Ogden High School, where he developed his love for music, literature, the arts, swimming, skiing and running. After graduation he spent a year at BYU and then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the London, England area. Upon his return he joined the Air Force to fill a mandatory military requirement of all young men in his age group. He completed his education at the University of Utah.
In 1957 he married Bernice M. Heyman in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They are the proud parents of three wonderful sons and one fun-loving, accomplished daughter. They enjoy interacting with the 10 way-above-average grandchildren.
During the Cuban missile crisis, his National Guard Unit was activated to serve in Vietnam. As a pilot, he flew many combat missions and was awarded medals for his service. After his unaccompanied year in Vietnam, he elected to remain on active duty in the Air Force. His assignments took him and the family to North Carolina, California, Germany and Washington D.C. Bud, Bernice, and the family enjoyed the opportunity to experience Europe and our nation's capital with the many friends and extended family who visited through the years.
After leaving the Air Force, he developed his company, Technical Training Systems, which involved the sale of technical products to high schools, colleges and universities. He enjoyed traveling and interacting with instructors who purchased and used the equipment which his company sold.
Bud is survived by his wife Bernice, son Stanford (Tadiana), Craig (Kathy), Douglas (Holly) and daughter Liz. Also grandchildren Colton (Camille), Austin, Garrett, Craig, Ryan, Emily, Tyler, Lexie, Amanda and Nathan, all Joneses; also his sister Barbara (Paul) Edwards and his brother Dennis (Pam).
The family would like to thank Dr. Hung Khong, Darren Walker, Bernadette, Julie and the entire staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute who shared their research studies with Bud in an attempt to develop the cure for melanoma.
A visitation will be held Friday August 29th from 6-8 pm at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3401 S Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 with a memorial service on Saturday August 30th at 11:00am at the same location. The family will be available an hour prior to the memorial service for visiting.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make your donations to the Hunstman Cancer Institute.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2014
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