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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday—Life Is Complicated Day #12: My Dad's Obit

My daily journal as trustee of my dad's estate


REY JONES

Today, I wrote my dad's obit for the Review-Journal in Las Vegas.  It will appear on Saturday, December 21, 2013.  The original version included the quote from Arthur C. Clarke, one of his favorite Sci-Fi authors.  The RJ was having fits about the quote, so I left it out.  But, my dad loved to read, so I'm running the original here in my blog.

Click HERE to see the obit in the RJ



REYNOLD U. JONES
February 19, 1935 - November 26, 2013

“In my life I have found two things of priceless worth—learning and loving. Nothing else—not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake—can possibly have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say, ‘I have learned,’ and ‘I have loved,’ you will also be able to say, ‘I have been happy.’”
~ Arthur C. Clarke, Rama II

Reynold Uther Jones of Las Vegas passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 78. He is survived by his daughters, Heidi Jones Harris of Gainesville, Florida, and Troi Jones Nelson of Walnut Creek, California; sons-in-law Victor Harris and Steve Nelson; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brooke Edin Jones, and his young son, Mason Uther Jones; as well as his parents, Pearle Rose Olinghouse and Uther Clark Jones; and his wife, Margaret Jones.
He will be remembered fondly by his step-daughter, Lisa Horstmann, her husband, Pete, and their family. His loyalty, tenacity, and adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by friends who shared his love of dirt bike racing, RV camping, and fishing.
At his request, no services will be held.  Rey loved the outdoors and his family requests that donations be made to the National Parks Foundation in his memory.  

He will be missed.