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Gary C Jones

January 23, 1943 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Gary Jones Obituary

Gary C. Jones of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on January 23, 1943 in Eugene, Oregon to parents, Gerald and Elsie (Perry) Jones. He died on December 27, 2023 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 80 years. Gary was raised in Walla Walla, Washington (8yrs), Loma Linda, California (3.5yrs), and Portland, Oregon (4.5yrs). He graduated from Portland Union Academy in 1962. He attended Walla Walla College where he focused on his degree in Art.  Gary moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and married Shari Sue Lee where he and his 3 children resided:  Darby, Jamie and Gary Jr. Gary moved to Hermiston, Oregon in the mid 1980's and worked in the service department for Swain Motors for 20 years before retiring. He was a car enthusiast, who enjoyed hot rods, mechanic-ing, NASCAR and was a talented artist. Gary was a member of the Local Car Club and Good Guys Car Club where he and Gary Jr. attended many cars shows and events.
He is survived by his daughter: Jamie Alexander-Kvitne & her husband Albert, Onalaska, WI; sons: Darby Jones & his wife Carol, Umatilla, OR and Gary Jones Jr., Hermiston, OR; brothers: Perry Jones, Hermiston, OR and Barton Jones, Walla Walla, WA; sister: Teri Robins, Milton Freewater, OR; grandchildren: Chloe, Nick, Alexus and Leslie and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents.
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