Information for Richard L. "Stokes" Jones

23 December, 1904 - 18 January, 1992

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

18 January, 1992
Contributed by Dan Fowler


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Richard Jones

    Richard L. "Stokes" Jones, 87, of Nampa, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1992, at a Boise care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, by Officers of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, B.P.O.E. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Jones was born Dec. 23, 1904, at Malad City, Idaho, a son of David E. and Catherine Evans Jones. He was raised and received his early education at Malad and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1929. He married Kenna Tovey Nov. 10, 1929, at Malad City. During World War II, he was chief project auditor for the Office of the Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army at Umatilla Ordinance Depot at Hermiston, Ore., and then, when the construction work was transferred to the Army Engineers he was chief project auditor until completion of the project. Thereafter, he was transferred to Boise as chief project auditor of the Mountain Home air Force Base construction job. In1943, when construction work was essentially completed for the Army Engineers, they moved to Nampa where he opened an office as a Certified Public Accountant and practiced until retiring in 1976. Mrs. Kenna Jones died March 15, 1964. He married Lois Rodwell June 17, 1965, at Winnemucca, Nev., and lived in Nampa. Lois Jones died Dec. 25, 1977.
    Richard served on the Idaho Board of Examiners for Certified Public Accountants for a number of years. He was a director and treasurer for the Snake River Stampede Board for some time. He was a twenty-six year member of the Nampa Chamber of Commerce and served on several committees for that organization. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public accountants and the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was, at the time of his death, a Life Member of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, B.P.O.E.
    Survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Gloria Jones of Rohnert Park, Calif., a daughter and son-in-law Sue and Bernie York of Boise; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Sally Rodwell of Bellevue, Wash., a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Gene Struthers of Yakima, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Kenna Jones Loughran, Seattle, Wash., Christine Jones Garcia of Salem, Ore., Colleen Jones Corder of Indianapolis, Ind., Linda Jones King of Olatha, Kan., Laurie York of Golden, Colo., Paula York Echanove of Palouse, Wash., Allison York Echanove of Yakima, Wash., and Mitchell York of Bend, Ore.; four step grandchildren; thirteen great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.


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