Christopher Martin Jones was a loving, generous, adventurous and amazing young man whose brief 39 years on earth was cut short on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Laguna Beach, Calif. Chris touched the hearts and lives of the many whose paths he crossed with his witty, outgoing personality. His smile and warmth were ever present and he had an innate ability to bring out the very best in everyone he met. He was always ready to reach a hand out to those who needed it and he loved life and the people in it. He was so loved in Laguna Beach that they recently renamed Fisherman's Cove to Jonesy's Cove in his honor. He affectionately was known as The Mayor of Laguna Beach, Jonesy and Jonesy Bear. Chris began his too-brief journey of life on April 5, 1972, in Pueblo, as the fourth child of Jan L. Jones and Fred F.(Jean) Jones. He was the brother of Holly (Rob) Garrett of Colorado Springs and Heidi (Aaron) Baumert of Thornton. Also survived by his stepsister, Kelly Cline of Phoenix, Ariz. and her family and stepbrother, Kevin Vadnal of Phoenix, Ariz. and his family. He was preceded in death by sister, Krista Rae; nephew, Shayne Fisher; and grandparents, Raymond and Jeanne Fisher. There wasn't anything Chris couldn't build or repair. He was a superintendent on construction crews and had built banks, schools, a dental office and a multi-million dollar home. He was an entrepreneur who owned SunSUp Laguna, a paddle board business and he ran a kayak touring business. He also was in the process of starting a green chile business called Loco Gringo Green Chile. His friends and family knew he emulated everything that life is about - his huge smile and positive energy made everyone around him feel full of life and loved. He was always up for a good time and his loyalty was immeasurable. He lived life to the fullest and at full throttle. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory Michelle, Mark and Brianna Otero; Kaitlan, Kortney, MacKenzie and John Hannan and Aurion and Ayden Baumert. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I love and miss you so much chris, keep on shining and I kno ur helping me and looking Down on me(: I’m still in regret leaving 8 days before ur passing because of my back injury but it happend for a reason. And u will bring me back to my real home soon and u will follow me while I chase my dreams&@goals forever and I cherished every single moment I’ve ever had with you from the day we first met in 2007 too the Night I said good bye 2011 I love you again and I will never forget what you showed me and taught me. You opened my world and I’m the person I today because of you. RIP

  2. Jan, and family: You have my sincerest sympathy at the untimely passing of Chris. I pray God will give you comfort and strength, that He will meet your deepest need as He alone can.

  3. My prayers and thoughts are with all of Chris’ family and loved ones. Your wonderful memories will carry you through the healing process. He blessed all who knew him. God Bless All

  4. We wish we could be there with you to personally share in your remembrances and give our condolences.

    I know of nothing in life that is more difficult than losing a loved one so early.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and the family.

    Don Harger, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  5. May God bring you comfort during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to the entire group of family and friends. I empathize with your loss. Warm Regards,

  6. My sincere condolences go out to the entire Jones family. Although I did not know Chris personally, I know he was surrounded by a lovely family who will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Chris was a great man, my heart goes out to his entire family we will keep you all in our prayers.

  8. Please accept my condolences. It was never God’s purpose that people should die. We were meant to live forever. Please read Reveltion 21:4 in the Holy Bible. I hope this will bring you all comfort.

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Cameron

  9. Our deepest condolences from the whole staff and residents of Morningstar Senior Living at Dayton Place. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  10. My thoughts are with all of Chris’s family and friends. He was a wonderful person. I am glad to have known him. May his memories help you all along your path to healing. God Bless you

  11. Chris will be missed by all who knew him, he was truly a special person, my heart and prayers go out to all of chris’s family

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