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GEORGE EDWARD JONES of Beaumont, California, passed away on September 19, 2012, after a long battle with lymphoma. He leaves a loving wife, Harlene; three children; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. George was born on March 28, 1927, in Grand Platte, Nebraska to Jesse and Eunice Jones. He graduated from Greeley High School in June, 1944, and immediately enlisted in the US Navy. George was assigned as a machinist mate on USS YP-514, in the South Pacific. After leaving the Navy in 1946, he studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Denver. George married Nina Maddox in Denver, CO, in August 1947. They moved to Akron, OH in 1950 where George worked in the rubber industry. He was raised as a Mason in May, 1951 and remained active in the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine for the rest of his life. George relocated several times in his career finishing at Titan Industries in Compton, CA where he served as Technical Director from 1979 until he retired in 1992. Following the passing of his wife, Nina, in 2000, George married Harlene Marotto of Huntington Beach, CA. In addition to their charitable work with the Shrine Hospitals, George and Harlene were avid travelers, enjoying cross country motorcycle trips and international travel. George played the bagpipes in the Semper Fi Honor detail, an instrument he learned in retirement. George will be interred Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 AM at the Riverside National Cemetery, in a military funeral attended by his fellow Semper Fi Honor Detail.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 26, 2012
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