Obituary: Allen ‘Al’ W. Jones
Funeral services will take place Wednesday, March 28 for Allen “Al” Wayne Jones, who died March 22, 2001, from complications of leukemia at Washoe Medical Center, Reno. He was 52.
Mr. Jones was born Sept. 14, 1948, at Glendive, Mont., to Evelyn and Ronald Jones. He spent his childhood in Wibaux, Mont., and graduated from Wibaux County High School in 1966. He graduated from Montana State University at Bozeman, Mont., in 1971 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. For more than 25 years Mr. Jones worked for Swift Newspapers and its predecessor companies. He was an account executive as well as advertising director for both the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Tahoe Daily Tribune. For the past nine years he had been the owner and operator of Insty Prints at South Lake Tahoe.
Mr. Jones was very involved in his children’s activities and had volunteered his time as a coach. He attended all their sports games including basketball, soccer, football, swim team and dance and was a member of the Viking Booster Club. He was a member of Kiwanis International, and in 1982-83 served as president of the Bozeman Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of Le Tip and the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed spectator sports, downhill skiing and power boating. Mr. Jones will be remembered most for how hard he worked at everything he did. He had many friends and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and business associates.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Joanne Jones; son, Jonathan Jones; and daughter, Christa Jones, all of South Lake Tahoe; brother, Donald Jones of Billings, Mont.; sisters, Ronnelle Rocks and Landy Petrie, both of Billings; and eight nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, followed by interment at Happy Homestead Cemetery.
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