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Raymond Fisher Jones
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1915
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1994
Sandy
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Raymond is the son of David Fisher Jones and Josephine Elizabeth Anderson. He attended the University of Utah. He served an L.D.S. mission to Galveston, Texas. Married Beth "Elaine" Kimball, June 27, 1940 in the L.D.S. Temple, Salt Lake City. She died July 23, 1970. Married Lillian Watts May 2, 1973.
Ray worked for the Weather Bureau and the Genealogical Society for many years. He retired from Sperry Utah as a publications engineer after 15 years. He was a well known writer of science, fact and fiction, both as a profession and a hobby. He sold his first magazine article at the age of 17. He published over 15 books and hundreds of magazine articles. One of his first books, "This Island Earth," was made into a motion picture and was one of the earliest science fiction movies ever made.
Survived by five childlren; David (Darla), Richard (Shirley), Laura Miller (Lee), Mary Gardner (Joe), Peggy Lovell (David), all of Salt Lake City; 18 grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lenore Nitsch; Joyce Hancock (Leonard). Preceded in death by grandson, Ryan Kimball Jones.
Funeral services Thursday, 11 a.m. at Winder Sixth Ward Chapel, 4366 So. 1500 East, Holladay. Viewing Wed., 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State, Muray.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Fisher Jones (1882 - 1952)
  Josephine Elizabeth Anderson Jones (1879 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Beth Elaine Kimball Jones (1917 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Buried: Jan 27 ~ Plat R, Block 25, Lot 16, Grave 3E
 
Created by: Susan
Record added: Aug 21, 2008
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Raymond Fisher Jones
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Raymond Fisher Jones
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Thanks Mr Jones for Correspondence Course, a brilliant fun short story and for This Island Earth!RIP
- DrGuitar
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
 
 
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