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Bill Jewel Jones

Born: 3/30/1920, Avant, Oklahoma
Death: 11/5/2015, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 11/10/2015, 1:00 pm, Assembly Of God Church
Service: 11/10/2015, 2:00 pm, Assembly Of God Church
Interment: 11/10/2015, 3:30 pm, 11/10/2015, 3:30 pm

William “Bill” Jewel Jones entered this world on March 30, 1920, on a farm in Northeastern Oklahoma, and went to meet his Lord and Savior November 5, 2015. He was the fourth son of Albert Charles Jones and Bertha Myrtle Thompson Jones. His family lived in several towns and areas both in Oklahoma and Eastern Colorado while he grew up.

As a teenager Bill began working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and was working in Oklahoma panhandle when he met and married his wife Joyce. On October 1, they celebrated 70 years of marriage. Bill and Joyce have two children, Glenn born in Kansas, and Shirley born in Texas. Bill and family moved several times following jobs. They came to Utah in 1954 hoping to find work and headed for Moab when they heard about the uranium boom happening there. During his years in Moab, Bill worked on several important construction jobs including the dam for Lake Powell and the potash railroad tunnel. He worked for Highland Dairy delivering milk in the Moab and the mining camps in northeastern San Juan County and for several years as a trucker. For many years, Bill worked gold, uranium, and copper claims in Utah, Colorado, and Arizona.

Bill was known for his great sense of humor, friendliness, strong work ethic, and most importantly, his deep spirituality. He accepted Christ in 1958 and spent his life reading and studying his bible which was always with him. He was a talented mechanic, a creative problem solver, and a great outdoorsman, among many other things. Bill loved to hunt, fish, and camp.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and their wives; Clarence (Katie), Herman (Helen), Roy (Deanna), Warren (Niki), and Raymond (Mary); and sister Winifred.

He is survived by his wife Joyce; son Glenn (Shirley Ann) Jones; daughter Shirley Irene (Michael) Strange; grandsons Brandon, and Nathan Strange; granddaughters Tiffany Jones, Jessica Payne, and Rachel Strange Ueki; great granddaughter Phoebe Payne and great grandson Niko Ueki; and sister Ruth Bloxson.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Assembly of God Church. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

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