He was born on July 23, 1919 in Graf Nebraska to Charles and Mamie E. Jones.
After his 8th grade school year, Don got a job and started his working career.
He later joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on July 24, 1939.
Don later met Marie Osborn, whom he married on February 14, 1970.
They have enjoyed 45 wonderful years together.
Don was a bus driver for the Spokane Transit Authority until 1985, retiring after 42 years of service.
Don enjoyed many hobbies including rock rolling.
He also had a passion for Ping Pong and thoroughly enjoyed the sport as well as gardening and traveling.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Marie Jones, three stepchildren, his half-sister, two half-brothers, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son Edward Jones and his grandson Jeremy McLean.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Heritage from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
A Funeral Service will be held at Heritage on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl.
17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.