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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 6-20-11

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.

Peter “Lee” Jons, 88, of Baggs, Wyo., passed away June 9, 2011 on the original homestead near Baggs, Wyo., where he was born. His beloved wife, Donna, was by his side.

He was born November 6, 1922 to Peter and Elsie (Adams) Jons.

He attended school in Baggs, Wyo., and graduated in 1941. He attended the University of Wyoming for three semesters and then joined the Signal Corps and went to Radio School in Craig, Wyo., before joining the Air Corps in 1943. His first combat mission was March 1, 1945 where he was a tail gunner on a B17 with the 381st Bomber Group based in Ridgwell, England. He then joined the Medical Corp where he was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was honorably discharged November 26, 1945.

He and Donna Grill, the love of his life, went on a prom date in March of 1946 and were married March 1, 1947. They were proud parents to three children. Lee and Donna loved their travels which included Europe, Canada and Mexico. However, they were always anxious to get back home where they actively ranched until the day of Lee’s death. He loved all aspects of the agricultural industry especially buying good bulls and riding top notch horses. In his younger days, he was truly in his glory chasing and roping wild horses out in the hills and in the winter driving his perfectly matched teams of Belgium work horses. He loved spending countless hours feeding and observing his cattle. Afternoons would find Lee and Donna driving among their cattle where he knew the history of each and every one.

Lee was active in the Little Snake River Valley community and served on numerous boards and committees. Among others he was a charter member of the Soil Conservation District and spent decades as secretary of the West Side Canal where his knowledge on water issues was often sought. He faithfully served on the Episcopal Church Vestry and was a long time member of the Baggs Cemetery Board.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Donna; three children: Virgil (Sharon) of Moorhead, Minn., Danyne (Rick) Six of Worland, Wyo., and Susan (David) Wilkinson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren Randal (Pepper) Six, Kirsten Jons, Julie (Brian) Livermore, Laura (Tony) McCoy, David (Bonnie) Jons, Amy Fowler, Nathan (Erin) Jons and Jessica (Scott) Barker; 14 great-grandchildren and two more that will soon be joining the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clayton and Roy and one sister, Ora, five half-brothers, Andrew, Walter, Henry, Ralph and Orville and three half-sisters, Mary, Lucy and Leila.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2011 at the Baggs School.

Interment was at the Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s name to Noyes Clinic Home Health, P.O. Box 307, Baggs, Wyo., 82321.