Former Brady Resident: Dean Fredrick Jones, age 77 (1935-2013)

Dean Fredrick Jones, 77, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, formerly of Hermiston, Oregon and Brady, Nebraska, died June 3rd, 2013, in Los Vegas, Nevada.

He was born October 14th, 1935 in Hyannis, Nebraska, son of Ervin and Florence (Trunnell) Jones.

As a young man, he went to work for Union Pacific Rail Road in the communications department as a lineman and radio man, eventually becoming the manager communication of the Northwest district and one of two construction managers for UPRR. His job took him to many locations and new homes thru the years. He retired early in 1989 and went on the consult for UPRR and had his own business in A/C and handyman in Arizona.  He continued to better himself with schooling and had many interests. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking and traveling. He owned and flew his own airplane. Some other interests include racecar, auto mechanics, upholstery, beekeeping, welding, cooking, gardening, and reading. He always visited family and friends and made sure they had what was needed. He generously gave of his time and himself. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include two daughters: Barbara (James) Wilson of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; Donna (Raul) Jones-Ochoa of North Platte, Nebraska; son: Michael (Marge) Jones of Pendelton, Oregon; two grandsons: Casey (Jessica) Jones of Portland, Oregon and Ryan Ochoa of North Platte; two granddaughters: Kathern (Elliott) Kreshner of Denver, Colorado and Amber Ochoa of Lincoln, Nebraska; two great-granddaughters: Lillian Jones and Cordila Jones; sister: Edith Trowbridge of Montpelier, Ohio; four nieces: Mitchy, Kelly, Margie and Angie; along with extended family and friends.

Dean was preceded in death by father, Ervin Jones; mother, Florence Jones; brother, Robert Jones; grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel onFriday, June 28th, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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