Douglas L. Jones
Stoughton- Douglas L. Jones, age 92, a resident of Stoughton, Wisconsin for 11 years, passed peacefully in his sleep October 28, 2014.
Doug was the fourth of five children born to parents Charles Fredrick Jones and Clara Van Voorhees in Silverton, Oregon on February 18, 1922. He attended public schools in Salem and Taft, Oregon. As a high school student he was a member of the US National Guard and was mobilized for active duty in December of 1941. Doug spent 5 years in the US Army, saw 36 months of action in the Pacific, and was granted an Honorable Discharge as Sergeant. Doug returned to Oregon and worked four decades as an electrical lineman with Portland General Electric Company, a career he dearly loved, until retirement at 65.
He married Mildred Scott in 1950, and was a loving parent to daughter Susan (Jean Christophe) Geoffroy, of Paris, France, and son Rev. Scott (Rev. Paula) Geister-Jones, of Stoughton, Wisconsin; and grandfather to Matt, Sophie and Luke Geister-Jones. Doug married Beverly Jones, in 1988, and was step-father to her sons Scott and Kerri (Lori) Jones, Seattle and Spokane Washington, respectively. Doug was preceded in death by his wives, sisters Nikki Van Lydegraf, Salem, OR, Mary (Neil) Bone, Coos Bay, OR, brother Richard (Francis) Jones, Longview, WA, and is survived by his sister Kay Henderson, of Eugene Oregon, as well as many beloved cousins, nephews and nieces.
Doug was a great family man, supporting his children in their endeavors, encouraging their education, and supporting them in life. Fishing for salmon in the Willamette River, and Pacific Ocean brought great satisfaction and joy to Doug’s life. He was a baptized and confirmed Lutheran, and lifelong member of Milwaukie Lutheran Church, Milwaukie, Oregon and Christ Lutheran Church, Stoughton, Wisconsin.
Doug Jones is remembered with gratitude and love. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 7th, at 3:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Highway B, Stoughton, Wisconsin. Reverend Jack Finney will preside. Please share your memories.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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