Ronald Leroy Jones died unexpectedly at his home in Dallas, OR on July 31, 2020. He recently moved to Dallas, after living in Sheridan, OR for 45 years. He was 73. Ron was born in Feb 1947 in Phoenix, AZ to James and Vera Jones. He graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1965 and joined the U.S. Army to serve during Vietnam until 1971. He moved to Oregon in 1973. He worked at Hampton Lumber in Willamina, OR from 1975 to 2005. Ron married Susan D. Haning in May 1976. They have 3 children (Jessica, Jenelle Delaney and Joshua), a son in-law (Blair Delaney), a daughter in-law (Rebekah) and 10 grandchildren (Raegan, Saige, Brack, Dawson, Katharine, Samuel, Amelia, Emma, Benjamin, and Atticus). Ron’s greatest joy was his family and watching them do whatever made them happiest. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his older siblings Helen and Johnny.
He is survived by his wife, his children and their spouses, his grandchildren and his younger siblings, Cathy Packwood and Oliver Jones. Ron had a genuine smile, deep laugh, twinkling eyes, gave the best bear hugs, and cared deeply for animals and humankind. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He will be laid to rest with Veterans honors, in a private ceremony at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Ron Jones -Celebration of life BBQ
Saturday - September 26th 12-3pm
Dallas city park - Seibert/Fredrickson Memorial shelter
*Food/soda/water provided (food allergies please bring your own)
*please bring a mask
*picnic tables available
*bathrooms/running water close by
*covered - but open aired shelter
*please bring a memory of dad to either write in our memory book or share in person
*due to COVID - attendance by RSVP only by 9/24 to Josh #503-686-9774