May 23, 1924-Aug. 18, 2004
ATHENA - Warren L. Jones, 80, of Portland, formerly of Athena, a retired PP&L employee, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Providence Hospice in Portland.
A memorial service for Mr. Jones and for his wife Dorothy, who died earlier this year, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Athena Baptist Church. Private interment was at the Athena Cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born May 23, 1924, at Billings, Mont., to Floyd W. and Hermonia M. Koch Jones. He grew up and attended schools in Billings, then joined the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Victory Medal and one Overseas Service Bar.
After his discharge he moved to Oregon.
On June 7, 1947, he married Dorothy B. Hanlon at Athena.
Mr. Jones was employed by Pacific Power & Light, working throughout the state of Oregon.
The Joneses had lived in Portland for 30 years and remained there after his retirement.
Mr. Jones enjoyed playing golf and walking.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Hood River and attended the Church of Life Community Church in Portland.
Mrs. Jones died March 8, 2004.
Survivors include a son, Wesley Jones of Portland; a daughter, Marsha Lynn Salahub of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Meriallis Wesner of Cathlamet, Wash., and Rosemary Fleshman of Puyallup, Wash.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.