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18 February, 1893 - 28 June, 1976

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L. C. Jones

    NAMPA Funeral services for L. C. Jones, 83, 515 7th Ave. S., Nampa, who died in a Boise hospital Monday following an extended illness, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with Rev. Ernest E. Wilson, pastor of the Nampa First United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. M. S. Frantz of the Church of the Brethren. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Members of the War Eagle Barracks No. 459, Veterans of World War I of Nampa will fold the flag at the cemetery.
    Mr. Jones was born Feb. 18, 1893 in Hamilton County, Neb. He was the son of Lemuel S. Jones and Carrie A. Jones. The family moved by covered wagon to Missouri and later to Arkansas. They returned to Giltner, Neb., in 1900. He attended grade school near Giltner and two years of high school. He attended the agricultural college in Lincoln, Neb., for a year. He moved to Twin Falls in 1913 where he worked as a farm laborer until he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving in the 11th Regiment for 2 years, most of this time spent in France. He married Anna M. McNeis Sept. 12, 1923 and they farmed east of Twin Falls until 1939. They homesteaded land southwest of Homedale. In 1946 they bought acreage east of Nampa where they built the Gem Motel which they operated until they moved to their present home in 1960. They had a "rock shop," Mr. Jones' hobby being lapidary rock, making beautiful things from stones. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, a charter member of the Kimberly Grange, past master of the State Line Grange, Homedale, past master of the Canyon County Pomona Grange and past master of Nampa Valley Grange. He was also a member of the state and national Grange and was a member of Ashlar Lodge No. 90. A.F. and A.M., Nampa Chapter No. 30, O.E.S.; Cyrus Chapter No. 2, Royal Arch Masons; a member of War Eagle Barracks, No. 459, Veterans of World War I of Nampa; a member of the American Legion for 50 years and was a member of Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one son, Robert E. Jones, of Niceville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Neva) Beer, Jerome; two brothers, Glenn W. Jones of Grass Valley, Calif., and Erle E. Jones, of Issaquah, Wash.; and six grandchildren.
    The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the Idaho Youth Ranch at Rupert or to a favorite charity.

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