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Dr. W. Paul Jones, Ed.D., 74, of Las Vegas, was born in Clovis. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan and a highly respected professor and mentor at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

He passed away peacefully on July 26, 2014, at home after a valiant five-month effort to overcome a devastating injury.

He earned a bachelors degree and a masters degree in psychology from Eastern New Mexico University and a doctorate in counseling from New Mexico State University.
At the time of his death, he was a full professor in the College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education.
He had numerous articles in refereed professional journals and both authored and co-authored textbooks in his field. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he worked as a research psychologist for IBM and held faculty and administrative positions at NMSU - Alamogordo. He had professional interest and experience in school psychology, test development and mental health counseling.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jones; sister, Nancy Jones; brother, Walter Jones; sister-in-law, Judy Jones; daughter, Donna Bales; stepchildren, Steven Shircliff, Michael Shircliff and Ravae Wilson; son-in-law, James Wilson, and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Dr. W. Paul Jones Friday, Sept. 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the Richard Tam Alumni Center at UNLV.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be given to the UNLV Foundation for the College of Education Scholarship Fund. Checks may be issued to the UNLV Foundation and sent to: UNLV Foundation, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006. Donors should note on the check memo line "In memory of Dr. Paul Jones."

Donations also can be made online at: and select "College of Education." After the gift amount is entered, please select "College of Education Scholarships" for the designation. At the tribute section at the bottom of the page, please add "Dr. Paul Jones" as the honoree.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 13 to Oct. 12, 2014
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