William R. Jones

Born: Tue., Jul. 27, 1926
Died: Wed., May 4, 2011

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William R."Bill" Jones – a resident of Pendleton died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. He was 84 years old. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 10th, from m10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Wednesday, May 11th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 11, at 1:00 PM at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton. Friends are welcome to join the family for a late luncheon at the Eagles Lodge following burial. Mr. Jones wished that any contributions of time or money be made to any Hearing Impairment Organization. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Bill was born on July 27, 1926 in Elgin, Oregon, to Richard S. Jones and Ethel M. Kauffman. He joined the United States Army and served his country during World War II. He came to Pendleton in 1940, and had been a resident ever since. He had worked for the City of Pendleton for 11 years, and then for the ODOT Highway Department for 21 years. Bill was the loving father of Hazel Hayworth, who preceded him in death in the spring of 1997, and Peggy Smith of Portland, Oregon. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill had been an active member of the Cold Springs Grange, the Eagles, Parents Without Partners and the A.A.R.P. Bill was a very social person and made friends wherever he went. He was know to be very friendly with most people, as well as being ornery-as-heck at times. He had always been an upstanding member of his community. Bill was a beloved man, and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his daughter Peggy Smith of Portland, Oregon, 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Hayworth, his parents and two sisters.

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Angela Jones
   Posted Sat May 07, 2011
I love you Grandpa and Ill always miss you. Ill miss all the stories you used to tell me and our coffee time. No matter what it takes Ill try and make sure your last wishes are kept....rest in peace.

Ralph Fitzpatrick
   Posted Sat May 07, 2011
My grandfather was a good man. I remember my nickname that was givin to me. It was SCREAMIN DEMON.I loved my grandfather very much.He was my mother's dad. He will be in a very great place and that is with god. With god there is no pain and suffering but there is comfort and joy. may you live forever with god and i loveyou very much.

DyceAnn Sims & Family
   Posted Tue May 10, 2011
We were sad to hear of Bill's passing. I will miss meeting him in a store or on the street and seeing that big smile he always had. May all the fond memories the family shared with him help fill the emptiness in your hearts.

Jeani Brown and Jim Rotz
   Posted Thu May 12, 2011
When our mother, Helen Brown, took us to visit Grandma Ethel Jones, it was always a treat when Uncle Sonny was there. Along with my brothers and sisters, I have memories of a gentle man who bravely snowplowed Cabbage Hill for winter travel and yet giggled hysterically at his favorite Peanuts cartoons. He was such a kid and kidder! at heart! In keeping with his wishes, we have chosen to make a donation to the Boys Town National Research Hospital for children with hearing loss.

kisha jones
   Posted Thu May 19, 2011
Great grandpa Jones was a very generous man. He lived a very long and endeared life. He always made sure his family was taken care of as long as we did the same. I miss him and wish I had the chance to give him one last hug and a real goodbye. I remember him always taking me to karaoke and letting me get a hamburger and mountain dew. He always let me finish his after i finished mine. I will never forget how he knew a lot of songs but only once did he ever sing for me. At least the good memories will never be lost. Me and my boys will miss you grandpa. May peace be upon him.

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