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Jack R. Jones

Our American hero, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jack R. Jones, a retired Marine and educator, died of causes related to age on April 19, 2010 in Fallbrook, Calif. He was 88 years old.

Jack was born October 18, 1921 in Eureka, Utah to Ashton D. and Lenore Nelson Jones. He attended Utah schools in Elberta (elementary), Goshen (Jr. High) and graduated from Payson High School (1939) and Utah State University in 1942.

After WWII, he married Dorothy Tervort from Spring Lake, Utah on September 27, 1946 at Camp Carson, Colo. They were sealed on September 23, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Upon graduation from Utah State, he entered the Marine Corps and served at various posts and stations around the world for 21 years. He was in WWII and Korea. He was awarded the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, Bronze Star and six Purple Hearts. He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Following Marine Corps retirement in 1962, the family made their home in Fallbrook, Calif. where Jack taught at Potter Jr. High School until he retired in 1987.

He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all his life. He served as Bishop in Fallbrook, Vista Stake President, a counselor in the Mission Presidency of the California San Diego Mission, Vista Stake Patriarch, and in the Temple Presidency that opened the San Diego Temple.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, his various church callings and world travel with Dorothy.

He is survived by his sweetheart Dorothy; his son David Jones, his daughter Jody (Mark) Lowell and his 10 grandchildren, Gary (Mary) Lowell, Christie (Brad) Seel, Brian (Elyssa) Lowell, Justin (Stephanie) Lowell, Keith (Amber) Lowell, and Sean, Kevin, Brett, Ryan and Ashlyn Jones. He also had 15 great-grandchildren, Emma, Parley, Lucy, Eliza, Vilate, Hannah, Caroline, Jason, Sierra, Jack, Abbigaile and Packer Lowell and Derek, Ethan and Andrew Seel.

Funeral services will be held in the Fallbrook Building of the LDS Church on May 1, 2010 at 10 a.m. Viewing will start at 9 a.m. He will be buried in the Riverside National Cemetery on May 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary.

 

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