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Gordon Jones

Birth
Sunderland, Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
Death 14 Jan 2013 (aged 90)
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 103786557 · View Source
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Parents: John Jones and Anne (Blythe) Jones
Gordon has an older brother, John Jones Jr., passed away in 1985.
He had a twin brother, Alan Jones. He passed away in January 1970.
Gordon Jones passed away January 14th at 9:30 A.M. at his home in Santa Maria, Ca. He left his wife of 62 years of marriage plus 11 nieces and nephews and their many off-springs,
Gordon is now in the memory of his heavenly father, Jehovah God, waiting for
his resurrection back to life on a paradise earth to live forever on it. Reference: the Holy Bible, Psalms 37: verses 10, 11 and 29.
Gordon's niece, Valerie Chavez, who had been living with Gordon and Fay for three years or so, took over as Gordon's private caretaker and did a great job of taking care of him right up to his death, for which Fay will be forever grateful.
Gordon was born in Sunderland, England on May 18, 1922 to John Jones and Anne Blythe Jones, His parents brought Gordon and his two brothers to the United States in 1928, settling first in New Jersey and then on to California. He had a twin brother, Alan Jones who died in January of 1970, and an older brother by eleven years, John Jones, Jr, who died in 1985.
During World War II Gordon was inducted into the Service at which time he was given his U. S. Citizenship Papers and then stationed back to England in the U.S. Air Force on a bomber as a turret gunner.
After Gordon returned from war he attended USC for two years but had to quit and find a job to help his widowed mother. He worked for several companies including Lockheed, North American Aviation, Inc, Atomics International and California Institute of Technology stationed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Ca. This is where he retired from later in 1988.
However previously, when living with his mother he was introduced to Millie Fay Smith who later became his wife. They were married February 23rd 1951. After Gordon retired from JPL they moved the Arnold, Ca in the High Sierras.
But Gordon soon realized that shoveling 5 feet of snow from their driveway and front entrance wasn't his idea of retiring so he and Fay moved to Murphys, Ca some 3000 ft lower in elevation. They enjoyed Murphys very much and lived there six years until close dear friends talked them into moving where they lived, in Santa Maria, Ca. This they did in 1996 and have enjoyed the weather here and the many close friends they have made over the years. They have lived here 16 years now. Gordon and his wife have been Jehovah's Witnesses many years. Fay since 1958 and Gordon since 1970.
Gordon will be missed by many dear friends, especially his wife and close family members. He will be buried in Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, Ca.
Memorial services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Foster Road on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Millie Fay Jones.


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  • Created by: Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103786557
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Jones (18 May 1922–14 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103786557, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr. (contributor 47322965) .