William Leonard Jones, 89, born October 9, 1919, in Spring Lake, Minn., departed this life on August 6, 2009. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth G. Jones; and parents, William D. and Dorothea Jones. Surviving to celebrate his life and values are his son, Kenneth W. (Joyce) Jones; daughter, Merlyn D. Jones; grandchildren, Kenneth W.(Jeannette) Jones, Jr. and Christina (Don) Durning; great-grandchildren, Sheridan, Kenneth W. III, Alyssa and Emma; brother, Tom (Ethel) Jones of Ellensburg, Wash.; sister, Ann (John) Criswell of Littleton, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as a calibration technician. Member of Silver State Lodge #95, A.F. & A.M. for over 36 years. There will be no viewing, Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Please join us as we celebrate his life at a memorial service, 11 a.m Saturday, August 22, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge #95, A.F. & A. M.. A reception will follow in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. Interment at Harris Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minn. will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Silver State Lodge #95, A.F. & A. M., through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com (Concluding services, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Grand Rapids, Minn. under the direction of Libbey Funeral Home. For further information on the Grand Rapids, Minn. service, please call (218) 326-4000)

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  1. I read of your loss and wanted to send a note of sympathy. As I read of Mr. Jones’s life and his love of life and values I can only imagine what a joy he was to be with, the best friend anyone could have. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. I have shared with others two wonderful scriptures that give much comfort at times like these. 2 Cor. 1:3, 4 which speaks of “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.” and Isaiah 51:12 “I – I myself am the One that is comforting you people.” I believe we can treasure the wonderful memories and I know you have many, a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Please know you are in the thoughts of many.

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