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Lawrence E. Jones

02/12/1926 — 06/10/2002

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Gothenburg, Nebraska

Lawrence E. Jones

Lawrence Eugene Jones, 76, of Kennewick, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He was born to Hurshell and Ella Jones, one of twelve children, on February 12, 1926, in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

    During World War II, he served in the U. S. Marine Corp and was a life time member of V.F.W. Cook-Erickson Post 7952.

Mr. Jones was a project manager in building construction.  The “Master” of Master Rigging, he set steam generators and reactors all over the world and also worked on power houses, missile sites and high rise buildings.

In 1975, Larry met Jacque Kron at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  When the pipeline was finished, they married and traveled the world together until retiring in 1986.  After retirement Larry continued working as a consultant for various engineering companies.

    Larry had a deep belief in God and was a member of the Episcopal Church in Kennewick.

    He was an avid fisherman, camper and bar-be-que cook.

    Larry is survived by his wife, Jacque; sisters, Mable Jim Milan, Esther Turgeon, Marge Bradley, Viola Les Lundgren and Alice McArthur; brothers, William H. Alma Jones and Melvin L. Betty Jones; son, Griffin Carol Jones; daughter, Trina Jones; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rose Weaver Kron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella and Hurshel Jones and by 5 siblings.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at Einan’s Funeral Home.  A reception will follow at the V.F.W. Cook-Erickson Post, 1629 George Washington Way, Richland.

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