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George W. Jones (1940-2013) Obituary

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George W. Jones (1940-2013) Obituary

Posted: 4 Apr 2013 10:21AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Jones, Ward
Idaho State Journal, 04/04/13



George W. Jones passed on March 31, 2013 in Malad City Idaho. George was born in Malad on January 20, 1940 to George P. Jones and Rose H. Jones. George Graduated from Malad High School. George grew up working on the Family farm learning the joys and rewards of hard work that served him well his entire life. He married his sweetheart and love of his life Judy Ann Ward in Pocatello, Idaho on February 25, 1958 and they were sealed in Salt lake LDS Temple on June 22, 1962. They are Proud Parents of three boys: Ricky Merlin (deceased), George Parry (Utah), David Ward (Okinwa, Japan).

George worked for Glen B. Williams delivering fuel and working at the Service Station. The young couple made the move to Salt lake City when George was hired at Wheeler Machine. This was quite an adjustment but with the support of Herb Green and other relatives in the area they thrived. The call of farm work plus the lure of the rural life brought Judy and George and there 3 young boys back to Malad in 1966. They brought their home (Trailer) with them living in it until their current home was built in 1974. The boys have fond memory’s of sharing the same bedroom in the Trailer. To supplement his farming hobby George worked at the Garland Sugar Mill first just during the beet run and the later year round as a member maintenance crew. George was a skilled Mill Wright working at Crowthers Mill then Oneida Perlite later at Hess Pumice. A long time welder George was sent to become a Certified Welder. This was like teaching an old dog a new trick but true to form he rose to the challenge and Passed the course. George often said retirement was the worst job he ever had starting hauling and compost business and helping anyone he was aware of that was in need.

George was very involved in Scouting and took great Joy in sharing his talents to youth or adults and would not hesitate to wear a costume on Halloween or scouting events. George always took home teaching seriously and served as Elders quorum president when called.

George was avid and successful fisherman enjoying yearly camping trips to Copper Basin with his entire family and Judy’s sisters. In retirement ice fishing with friends common event. Many joyful miles were driven on the couple’s three wheeler ATV bikes.

Survived by his Wife: Judy and Sons: Parry (Violeta) and David (Yuki), Brother: Khali (Marilyn), Sisters: Marilyn (Jerry) Carrico, Judy Christiansen, Lisa (Dave) Wood and seven grandchildren also two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Chapel, 1250 W. 1100 N. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W 300 N. and again on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.horsleyfuneral  home.com  

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