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  • "Kenny, you will be missed. I am glad you came into my life."
    - Beth Powell
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KENNETH EUGENE JONES Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home On June 3, 1929, a handsome blue eyed, blonde baby, Kenneth Eugene Jones, was born to Cecil and Adala Jones, in Harlan, Kansas. By the age of ten the family moved to Denver, with a sister now in tow! In 1944 the family settled in Richland. Ken or Kenny, as he preferred to be called, graduated from Richland High. Excelling in football, he quickly rose to Captain of the team, and lettering in his favorite sport! After graduation, he studied engineering at Washington State College, now WSU, I guess you could call him a "Baby Coug!" It was during his time in college that he met and kept the love of his life, Lois M. Warriner. The two lovers started their life adventure together on August 28, 1949. Their adventure started in Richland where they both worked at the Hanford Project, and were assigned, by Hanford, a brand new "Alphabet House" that still stands on George Washington Way! In 1953, Ken enlisted in the US Air Force, and with the encouragement from his wife he quickly rose in rank and ribbon. Their years in the Air Force took them to places as far as Japan, Morocco, North Africa, remote locations in Alaska, the Philippines, and many other short stays in other countries around the world, he was quite the talker, so communications was a natural fit for him, and his love for electronics took him into Komputers, as it was spelled in 1961 when he first started working with computers for the Air Force, and trained by IBM! It seems that with every promotion, there was a move that came with it. After 28 years, they finally settled in Oklahoma City. Never being content to sit and doodle, he went to work as a Field Engineer covering many states, both far and near, for Codex-Motorola for 15 years in their computer department. After many summer RV trips back "home" to Washington, he and Lois finally decided it was time to move back. Purchasing a home in Horn Rapids, designing it to his every whim, and still never having it "Just Perfect!" He loved being back in Richland! He quickly got involved with "Club 40" from RHS, going on short and longer RV trips with the camp group, and loved walking his "Patty" dog miles every day! He is survived by his loving wife Lois and his Yorkie, Patty, His "Adopted" Daughter, Karren Garton, her husband, George, Granddaughter Molli Reiten, and her husband Jordan, all who will miss his contagious smile, cantankerous humor, and most of all his love. He is survived by sister, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick, WA with a full Active Duty Honor Guard Military Burial at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. A light meal immediately following is open to all that honor his service. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00pm, also at Mueller's. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 26, 2017