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Obituary: Earl Dee Jones

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JEROME<! > -Earl Dee Jones, 48, of Jerome, Idaho died Tuesday July 10, 2001 peacefully at his home after a short battle with cancer.

He was born to Melvin S. and Venna C. Jones on October 28,1952 in Brigham City, Utah. Earl had a very strong love for his family, in his own words, "Family was his most prized possession." He had an even greater love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He and his family are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Earl held a variety of callings within the Church, his favorite ones involved dealing with children, youth, and missionary work.

For the past 26 years Earl has worked in the horticulture industry, owning and maintaining a variety of businesses. He found great satisfaction in developing an honest and close relationship with his customers, whom he was happy to call friends.

Earl is survived by his wife of 26 years, Janice Swank Jones; children, Ryan (Jamie), Andy (Kayla), Chris, Jenny, Greg, Wynn, and one grandson, Simon Andrew. Parents are: Melvin and Lenora Jones, brothers; Denny, Jerry, Ed and Don Jones. Sisters are: Dyan Andrus, DelOra Versluys, Fiama Suwanrit and Clarissa Beltran, his father and mother-in Law, Warran and Eva Swank. He was preceded in death by his mother, Venna and sister, Jeanie Stevens.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 2001 at 11a.m. in the Jerome LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 825 East Avenue B, Jerome. Bishop Jerry Higley will be conducting. The family will receive friends at a viewing Thursday evening from 6:30-9 p.m. at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 So. Lincoln, Jerome, and Friday 9-10:30 a.m. at the 3rd Ward prior to the services. Interment : Jerome Cemetery.