Everett Eldon Jones


Posted: Friday, May 19, 2006


  Everett Eldon Jones

Everett Eldon Jones

Kenai resident Everett Eldon Jones died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his home in Kenai. He was 85.

A gathering of remembrance and a memorial potluck will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the Moose Family Lodge in Kenai. At Mr. Jones’ request, this will be the only service.

Mr. Jones was born Feb. 27, 1921, to Doc and Nata Jones in Follette, Texas. He graduated from high school in Wheatland, Wyo. in 1940. He entered the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theater until 1945.

He then returned to the U.S. and married Tillie May Call in 1946. He continued in the service and served in Korea until he was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1952. He moved to Alaska in 1969 and has remained here for 37 years. He was an Alaskana artist and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his families.

“Everett had a large, loving family and many dear friends, including Susie Wells and Mike Carpenter and the Saturday Night Poker Group, Brenda Minor, Lori and Don Leritz, who will sadly miss him,” his family said.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his mother; father; two wives; daughters, Tammi Jones and Nata Pitts; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Maria (Juliussen) Jones of Kenai; brothers, Mack and his wife, Anne Jones, of Wheatland, Wyo. and James William and his wife, Loise Jones, of Northglenn, Colo.; sisters, Laviana and her husband, Bill McCreary, of Aurora, Colo. and Nancy and her husband, Keith Kiefer, of Denver, Colo.; stepmother, Jo “Doc” Jones of Aurora; children, DiAnne Cozad of Rock Springs, Wyo., Don Jones of Anchorage, Chuck Jones of Anchorage, Michael Jones and his wife, Anne, of Stanwood, Wash., Shelley Proudy and her husband, Rick Fairley, of Rapid City, S.D., Duane Jones and his wife, Liz Jones, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Candy Gifford and her husband, Lee, of Wasilla; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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