Gerald E “Jug” Jones


U.S. Veteran

Gerald E “Jug” Jones 2-27-1936 ~ 11-15-2015 United States Marine Platoon 256 Semper Fi “Always Faithful”

“I did not know how strong I was until being strong was my only choice.” Jug gave everything he could give but Parkinson’s disease finally won the battle. He passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family. Jug was born to John B and Veda E Jones and was raised on a dry farm in Malad, Idaho, the youngest of three brothers and four sisters. As a teenager, he worked on the ranch of John Evans, Governor of Idaho. Jug proudly joined the Marines and had a love for his country throughout his life. He took his last tin tub bath on the day he married Jeanne Lamoreaux on February 16, 1956. Jug was evidence “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanne; his children: Debra Ann (Joseph) Taylor, Michael V (Kim) Jones & Robin (Scott) Hunter; nine grandchildren: Aaron, Blake (Lindsay) & Chantelle Taylor, Nicole Jones, Jaxon (Ida) Hunter, Jaimee Jean (Nathan) Tiner, Jacob, Jessica Veda & Joy Hunter; five great grandchildren: Kaia, Tegan, Jonathan, Annarose & Eli; his brother, Jack Jones & sister, Edna Thorpe. Jug worked for Standard Oil, where he washed windshields, checked tires and oil, and pumped gas. He owned and operated Jug and Ray’s Service Station at 17th and 34th St. on Washington Blvd. He worked at Mooney Real Estate, was the Service Manager for Dave and Roy Strong Porsche/Audi & Volkswagen in Ogden and Salt Lake, and owned Washington Press in Ogden. Thirty years ago Jug & Jeanne started the Preview real estate magazine throughout Utah. Jug always had a great respect for their customers. Jug lived a full life. He loved tennis, golf, spending time with his sweetheart, friends, and family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his death, Jug was honored with an Ambassador for Peace medal from the South Korean government at the Utah State Capitol for his service in the military. Funeral services will be at the LDS chapel at, 720 E. Nancy Dr. (4800 S.)in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow at the Downey, Idaho Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers he asked that you take a loved one to dinner. Thank you to those who supported Jug in his final battle. Please send condolences to

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