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Ranald "Randy" C Jones

July 18, 1935 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 82)
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Ranald C. “Randy” Jones of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on July 18, 1935 in Wenatchee, Washington to parents, Ranald and Barbara Blackman Jones. He died on November 20, 2017 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 82 years. Randy graduated in the class of 1954 from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, California. He served in the United States Army and the Washington Air National Guard before serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserves until his honorable discharge. Randy worked for General Telephone, now Verizon for several years in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. He married Johnna Shimp in 1988 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They have lived in Hermiston for the last 30 years. Randy worked as a driver for PTI (Professional Transportation Inc.), transporting Union Pacific Railroad crews until he retired in June of 2016. He was an avid archer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and racing sailboats. 

He is survived by his wife Johnna Shimp Jones, Hermiston, OR; daughter: Rhonda Taut and son: Clay Jones, both of Port Angeles, WA; step children: Tamara McFarland, Heather Fink and Thomas Shimp; brothers: Rod Jones, Mt Shasta, CA and Steve Jones, FL.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roseann. 

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.       

A celebration of life service with military honors will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

 Service Information

November 24, 2017

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Burns Mortuary Chapel
685 W. Hermiston Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838

Celebration of Life
November 25, 2017

3:00 PM
Burns Mortuary Chapel
685 W. Hermiston Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838

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