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Obituary for JONES


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday June 01, 2007

Donald Wayne Jones, 77, of Truth or Consequences, NM, passed away on May 27, 2007 following a short illness. He was born in Chula, MO to Marie Frazier Jones and John Henry Jones. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Noble Jones; a brother, John, Jr. of Kansas City, MO; and a sister-in-law, Pauline Jones of Chillicothe, MO. Other survivors include three nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers - H. J. and Bob; and by his sisters - Kathryn Hargrave and Frances Swank. Don graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1947 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged in June 1953. He was then educated in electronic technology and was hired in October, 1956 at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Upon retirement in February, 1989, Don and Maggy moved to TorC, NM where he enjoyed feeding bunnies and quail and growing cactus. He was as loved by Maggy's family in Ohio as his own and leaves many good friends and buddies in New Mexico and Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organizations of your choice. Cremation will take place. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., TorC, 87901.