James “Jim” Bernard Jones


James Bernard Jones, 67, lifetime Malad resident, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016, due to complications from surgery. Jim was born on August 23, 1949 in Ogden, Utah, a son of Roland and Nada Jones. He spent his childhood in Malad and graduated from Malad High School, class of 1967. He attended Ricks College and Utah State University. He married Kristine Deschamps on March 11, 1970. They made their home in St. John, where they became the parents of David Parley and Leslie Anne. They later divorced. He then met and married Judith Harwood on March 10, 1983 in the Logan LDS Temple, and they added a daughter, Mary Anne. Jim was an avid photographer, and began a small business taking photographs at weddings and other events. He also began working for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Malad, and later became Postmaster of Arimo and then Downey, Idaho. He retired from the Postal Service after 38 years, in 2012. Jim was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in ward and stake positions throughout his life. He also served on the Oneida County Hospital foundation and the Oneida County Pioneer Museum board. Jim was a kind and humble man, and although he was small in stature, he made a significant impact on those he knew and loved. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy of Malad, two daughters; Leslie (Dave) Jones of Shelley, Idaho and Mary Anne (Matthew) Geddes of Vineyard, Utah, and 6 grandchildren. 3 sisters; Kathleen (Ralph) Burton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rosalind (Ron) Budge of Troutdale, Oregon, and Sheena (Alan) Gardner of Gillette, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his son Parley, and granddaughter Camille. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 12:00 noon in the Malad 3rd Ward chapel. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home 132 W 300 N in Malad on Monday night from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday prior to services from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

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