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Published Feb. 13, 2019


Verl Ray Jones, born on March 22, 1929, in Pleasanton, Kan., passed away at the age of 89 on Oct. 22, 2018, in Lakewood, Colo.

Verl is survived by his wife, Linda Jones; former wife, Shirley Leisure Jones; daughters Patricia Marquis and Linda (Lee) Eberle; granddaughters Susan (Eli Citron) Swan and Sheila Swan; three great grandchildren, Madison Citron, Dillon Garcia and Chevelle Flores; sisters Phyllis Reid and Norma Adams; brother Leon Jones; three stepchildren; eight step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Hazel (Harris) Jones; brother Elvin Jones; brother Gerald Jones; and sister Reta Arnold.

Verl graduated high school in 1947 and worked as a linotype operator for over 20 years, starting in his home town of Pleasanton at the Observer Enterprise and then in Craig, Colo., and Denver, Colo. He enjoyed working as an agent for American Family Insurance for 17 years in the Denver area. When he married his wife, Linda, in 1982, they moved from Denver and built a mountain home in Gilpin County, Colo., where Verl worked as the Gilpin County Building Inspector for several years. Verl loved mountain living.

A memorial service was held on Nov. 16, 2018, at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Donations may be made to the Alan Green Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 575, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or St. James Methodist Church, 123 Eureka St., Central City, CO.

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