Raymond A. Jones, 79
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Oct. 16, 1933-Feb. 6, 2013
A Gathering of Family and Friends celebrating the life of Raymond A. Jones, age 79 of Paynesville will be from 1:00 p.m. until concluding with a service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Ray passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 unexpectedly at his home. Interment will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Ray was born on October 16, 1933 in Amery, Wisconsin to Reginald and Louise (Loughren) Jones. He served his country in the United States Army. Ray graduated from the University of New Mexico and later earned a MA in Education from St. Cloud State College. He married Fay Hafner on October 5, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a teacher and coach at Paynesville High School from 1960 until his retirement in 1993. Ray was a member of the Koronis Hills Golf Club and Paynesville American Legion Post #271. His greatest passion was his grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his wife, Fay; children, Lindy (Julie) of Sartell, Lon (Denise) of Becker and Beth (Craig) Kendall of Becker; seven grandchildren, Molly Kendall, Ben Jones, Dani Jones, Libby Kendall, Kelsey Jones, Erin Jones and Jack Jones.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are preferred to the Rose Center in Paynesville.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 8, 2013