Maurice W. Jones
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Maurice Wallace Jones died Thursday, November 10, 2011, in Clinton, NY. He was born July 19, 1925, in Trenton, NY, to Roy and Blanche H. Jones, and lived on Fish Hatchery Road, Remsen, for most of his life. He graduated from Remsen Central School. Following high school, he embarked on a west coast trip with some friends and landed at Carnation Farms in Washington, where they were employed for a short time. After his return, he worked on the family farm (Overlook), later entered a partnership with his father and then became the owner. In 2002, the farm was recognized as a Century Farm by the NY Ag Society. Maurice dearly loved every acre of the property from the dairy barn that housed his herd of registered Holstein cattle, to the upper deer grazing pastures, to hedgerows of blackberry brambles where fruit waited to be picked for his favorite dessert, pie. He met his wife, Lois H. Steiger, at a barn dance, and they were married in 1951. He often recounted his experiences from over 50 years of exhibiting cattle at the Oneida County Fair. He was a member of the county, state and national Holstein Association, where he served as a local officer and state director. He was an avid sports fan and eagerly awaited hunting season on Tug Hill each fall. In 2007, as the effects of dementia began to set in, he moved to East Road in Lowville and for the past year was a resident of Katherine Lutheran Home in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife and is survived by his three children, Carol Garrett and her husband, Mike, Remsen, Douglas Jones, Chapel Hill, NC, and Kathy Stahl and her husband, Brian, McMinnville, OR; six grandchildren, Roy, Sara and Tucker Garrett, Kelly Jones, and Megan and Jesse Stahl; and his sister, Eleanor Jones, Remsen. A service of remembrance will be held in the summer of 2012. Memorial contributions can be made to the
or the Oneida County 4-H Program. Ackley-Mills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be made on Maurice's online memorial page by going to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2011