Ray Wesley Jones


North Ogden, Utah…Ray Wesley Jones, 89, North Ogden resident passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Ogden Regional Medical Center. Ray was born on June 2, 1924 in Malad, Idaho, the son of Elizabeth (Beth) Waldron and Ray Williams Jones. He was raised and educated in Samaria and Malad and graduated from Malad High School in 1943. In high school Ray was a State Champion Boxer and was voted as Cheer King for the Dragons as a junior and senior. During World War II, Ray served in the Navy, as a Burn Ward Specialist and as a Dental Technician. He attended college in both Idaho and Utah, sold insurance and other products, and worked for over 30 years as an Instrument Technician at the INL. After marrying his sweetheart, LaRue Camp, Ray and LaRue moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they raised their family. Known for his gregarious nature, Ray had a good sense of humor, could talk to anyone, and was great story-teller. He was a gifted carpenter and enjoyed building and finishing the homes he provided for his family. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ray had faith in Jesus Christ, ministered in many callings, served missions in Leeds, England and Inner City Ogden with his wife, and freely shared his vast skills in the service of others. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 60 years, LaRue, and their six children; Marilyn Donehey of Crystal Lake, Illinois; Jerilyn (Terry) Griffith of Houston, Texas; Wes (Cindy) Jones of Eagle, Idaho; Jedd (Tanea) Jones of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; Zane (Natalie) Jones of Parker, Colorado; Tim (Jennifer) Jones of Cowley, Wyoming; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; his sister Marilyn (Marion) Denison of Manti, Utah; his brothers Jay (Linda) Jones of Pleasanton, California; and Duane (Donna) Jones of San Carlos, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at the North Ogden LDS 17th Ward Church Building, 386 East Elberta Drive (corner of Washington Boulevard and Elberta Drive). Ray’s viewings will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on Monday the 12th and from 9:30-10:45 am prior to the funeral service. His burial will follow at the Malad City Cemetery in Malad, Idaho. The family thanks the Doctors and staff members of the Salt Lake VA Hospital and the Ogden Regional Medical Center. They have been wonderfully professional and compassionate in their service. The family also expresses a special thank you to Ray’s friends and neighbors in North Ogden. Our appreciation of their love, kindness, and service cannot be fully expressed in words

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