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ABRAHAM ROBERT JONES, SR.
August 28, 1930 ~ November 3, 2012
On Nov. 3, 2012, we lost a great man. Abraham Robert Jones, Sr., 82, of Kennewick, WA, his home since 2000. He was born on Aug. 28, 1930, in Anaconda, MT, to Rose Lee and Russell Jones. Abe was raised with his six siblings on his parents ranch, in Anaconda, MT, where they raised beef and horses.
In 1950, at 19, he earned his Sergeant stripes and was awarded the Purple Heart in the Korean War.
Abe and his family moved to Oregon and later back to Washington, to be closer to his brother, Stan.
He opened up an auto body shop, which he operated with his sons.
Abe loved animals, especially cats. He loved to dress nice and wear his cowboy hat. He liked to travel in his Ford Van. A couple of his favorite places were the beach and the ranch to visit his sister, Rosie and family. Abe also loved sitting around the kitchen table with a good cup of coffee with family and friends.
Abe had an artistic personality and loved
the finer things in life. He loved to laugh,
tell jokes, reminisce about the good times
on the ranch, and things he experienced.
Abe is survived by his wife, Margaret Jones, Kennewick, WA; son, Michael J. Jones, Ocean Park, WA; daughter, Nancy Jean Jones, Ocean Park, WA; son, Abraham R. and Cindy Jones, Phoenix, AZ; son, Kurt D. Jones, WA; son, Scott A. and Janine Jones, Perth, Australia; grandchildren, Mystica Jones and Alan Robb, Portland, OR, Jessy and Mike King, Phoenix, AZ, Savannah Allen, Phoenix, AZ, Laura Jones and Matthew Jones, Perth, Australia; many great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Jones, Vancouver, WA; brother, Stanley and Pauline Jones, Vancouver, WA; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; and step-children, Linda, Rhonda, Deno, Rose, Marissa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell, Sr. and Rose Lee Jones; brother, Russell "Casey" Jones, Jr.; sisters, Violet Streznick, Carolyn Moore and Izzabelle Sherena; son, Darren Jones; and step-son, Kenny Raty.
A celebration of Abes life will be held in Vancouver, WA on Sat., Aug. 24, 2013. All family and friends are welcome!
For more information/RSVP: 360.731.3858/
The family is requesting, instead of flowers, please make memorial donations to U.S. Wounded Soldiers Foundation at www.uswoundedsoldiers.com.
Please sign his guestbook at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Aug. 18, 2013