Information for Claude Jones

25 January, 1914 - 28 October, 1993

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

31 October, 1993
Contributed by Dan Fowler


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Claude Jones

    Claude Jones, 79, of Nampa, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1993, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. Tom Larson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Nampa, officiated. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Claude was born Jan. 25, 1914, at Hartshorne, Okla., a son of Claud and Bertha Warren Jones. He grew up and attended school at Heavener, Okla., graduating from Heavener High School. He moved to Prescott, Ariz., where he worked several years for the Eagle Drug Company. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge in December 1945, he returned to Oklahoma where he married Wylla L. Upchurch April 27, 1946, at Heavener. They made their home briefly in Richmond, Calif., then Boise,, and moved to Nampa in January 1947, where they have since resided. He worked as porch foreman for carnation Milk company, then worked at the Idaho State School and Hospital for twelve years until he retired in June 1976.
    He was very fond of fishing, gardening, bird and deer hunting and was widely held in his family circle as being an excellent dancer.
    Claude was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nampa.
    Survivors include his wife, Wylla of Nampa; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Claude "Rick" and Roxann Jones of Aloha, Ore.; two brothers, Curtis R. Pate of Lewiston, Idaho, and Harvey E. Pate of Claremont, Calif., one sister, Mildred B. Scott of Lewiston; three granddaughters, Amy Adams, Kimberley Adams and Alisha Jones, all of Aloha, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Calvin and Robert, and two infant sisters.
    Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church, Nampa, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.



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