Jeff Jones

June 11, 2022


Jeffery Allan Jones entered the world May 21, 1958 in McMinnville, Oregon. He lived his earliest years in Cove Orchard, before moving to Yamhill. He attended Yamhill Carlton Grade School and graduated from Yamhill Carlton High School in 1976. He met Kimberley in 1991 and knew immediately that she and her little family which included Jackelyn, Karrie, and Matthew were meant for him. He never acted as a step parent but loved completely and selflessly. They waited many years to 'make it official', marrying on December 28, 1998.                                                     

 He worked at many factory jobs near Yamhill, but his favorite was the maraschino cherry factory. He had a lifelong appreciation for them. He moved to Alaska and worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a tree thinner in remote areas before moving on to working on commercial crab and shrimp boats. His love of working outdoors followed him throughout his life in each place he lived, including Cove Orchard, Yamhill, and McMinnville, Oregon, Prince of Wales Island and Petersburg, Alaska, Mad River, California, and Halfway, Oregon.

Jeff loved to make things grow and could often be found gardening, or beautifying his surroundings by mowing or planting. He was always available to friends, neighbors and even strangers to help out in any situation.  He loved to play pool with his friends, or relax around a fire. He was a volunteer firefighter in Mad River and attended as many community events as he could. 

He was a wonderful father and was thrilled to be a grandfather.  His joy multiplied with the addition of several great grandchildren in recent years. He leaves a legacy of love that no one will ever forget. Jeffery left us on June 11, 2022 at the age of 64. He is preceded in death by his father Cliff Jones and sister-in-law Tina Hill. 

Jeff leaves behind his adoring mother, Ione Jones, loving wife Kimberley Jones as well as children, Jackelyn and Franklin Jackson of Mad River, California, Karrie Bell of Soldotna, Alaska, and Matthew and Cassandra Bell of Mukilteo, Washington and brother David Jones of McMinnville, Oregon; Grandchildren Samantha, Renee, Ryan, Alex, Grayson, and Emma are lost without him.  He also leaves behind many more family, who are all affected so deeply.

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