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Obituary: Morris J. Jones

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Morris John Jones, 85, died July 24, 2000 at Life Care of Bountiful of causes related to age.

Morris was his own person and his life was an example to his children and all who came to know him of how to live honestly and ethically. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends. He was born in Cherry Creek, Oneida County, Idaho, Oct. 10, 1914 to Morris Henry and Winnie Williams Jones. He graduated from Malad High School, then attended Weber College where he joined the Utah National Guard and received an associate of science degree, then attended Utah State where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in engineering in 1937. He worked for the Agricultural Conservation Service in Oneida County for a while before being hired by KSL Radio in Salt Lake City as an engineer. He saw many changes in his career there, from the beginning of radio to the computer age. He was chief engineer when he retired. During these years he flew search missions with the Civil Air Patrol, and received many scouting awards for his years of service. He had many skills and talents including building all three family homes, building fiberglass boats from molds with his friends, and he did beautiful rock work. He was a hard worker and a perfectionist in everything he did.

After retirement, he started Media West, a radio equipment distribution company. He also licensed and built an FM 107.5 radio station in Orem, Utah. He loved to travel and spent many happy winter months in Arizona campgrounds with his friends. He loved to read, especially westerns, and valued spending time with his family. Morris married Othel Bateman on November 8, 1938 in the Logan LDS Temple.

He is survived by his wife; his four children, Jay (Gayle) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Eugene (Kathy) of Cupertino, California, Kathy (Terry) Morris and Gregory (Marta) of Bountiful. He has 14 grandchildren and two great-grand-children. He is also survived by his sister, DeLone Bybee of Ogden and was preceded in death by two brothers, LaMar Jones of Ogden and Jink Jones of Rigby, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 28, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Orchard Seventh Ward Chapel, 3599 South Orchard Drive in Bountiful under the direction of Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary. Friends may call from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment at 3 p.m. in Samaria, Idaho. Family suggests donations to the American Heart Association or The Nature Conservancy.