PRICE-Our loving husband, father and grandfather, Ross L. Jones, age 88, passed away suddenly Sept. 11, 2008 at Castleview Hospital in Price. He was born June 19, 1920 in Clear Creek, Utah to John J. and Rebecca Lucas Jones. On March 11, 1946 he married Yvonne Leautaud in Elko, Nev.; and their marriage was later blessed at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price.
Ross was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where he shared a deep love for the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was an honorary life member of Price Elk's Lodge #1550. Ross served his country in the US Army during World War II, and after returning from the service he began his career as a mechanic with Redd and Kraync Motors in Price.
Ross loved tinkering in his garage, but after his retirement in 1984 he had a bad habit of misplacing his wrenches for golf clubs. Ross truly loved the game of golf and he especially enjoyed his outings with the "Seniors on Tuesday". He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Yvonne Jones, Price; two sons and one daughter, Randy (Jane) Jones, Gary (Debbie) Jones, both of Grand Junction; Marilyn (Kevin) Jewkes, Price; grandchildren, Jesse Jones, Kristie Jones, Brenda (Andrew) Leonard, Brison Jones, Nikole (Lynn) Stanley, Tamra (Derek) Jones, Kevin (Kim) Jewkes; and seven loving great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral service, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price. Family received friends at Mitchell's Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery, with military honors accorded by the Price American Legion Post #3.