Joe F Jones

Died: Tue., Mar. 27, 2018


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Wed., Apr. 04, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 05, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church


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Joseph (Joe) F. Jones of Pendleton died March 27, 2018, at the age of 87.

Joe was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Wallowa, Oregon, to Wilbur and Agnes (Suiste) Jones. He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1948, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1953.

He married Maurine Neal in 1960, then later divorced. They had two children, Jolynn Jones Jensen and Delvin Jones, grandchildren Lorinda Jensen Delbecq and husband Bryan Delbecq, Jeremiah Jensen and wife Ariel Jensen, and great-grandson Quinn Delbecq.

He married Mary F. (Faro) Hutchins in 1977. Mary’s family included Bonnie Bindus, Donna Foster, Robert (Bob) Hutchins, Debra (Debbie) Khaljani, Kenneth (Ken) and wife Nita Hutchins, and Linda and husband Harry Brochard, 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Joe enjoyed telling stories about his 34 years in the logging and lumber industry, beginning with Harris Logging Group and retiring from Louisiana-Pacific in Pilot Rock, Oregon, in 1993 as plant maintenance supervisor. During his retirement, Joe kept a detailed journal of his daily activities, chronicling his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, huckleberry picking, writing poetry and picking and drying grapes for his yearly stash of raisins.

He is survived by his older brother, Wilbur (Bill) and wife Nettie Jones, and his younger brother, Roy Jones.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m., with graveside services at Olney Cemetery.

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Mike & Barbara Morehead
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
I worked with Joe for over twenty years at the Pilot Rock sawmill. I knew him when I was young kid in the late fifties; would always stop at his hunting camp at Albee and visit with him. I always like Joe. My wife and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to his family, loved ones.

Mike and Monica G
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
My condolences to the family . I know this is a very difficult time for you right now and no words can express how sorry I am for your loss. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding Philippians 4:6;7).May Jehovah God grant you guidance, strength at this difficult time.

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