James Lee Jones


(Nov. 10, 2009)

James Lee Jones, 63, died Nov. 10 of natural causes at his home in Arvada, Colo.

Jim was born in Powell on Aug.17, 1946 to Maye and Bill L. Jones. He was raised in the O’Donnell area and graduated from Powell High School in 1964. Jim married Becki Franklin in 1965, and they had four children: Chad, Billy, Ginger and Toby. They were divorced in 1990.

Jim farmed in the O’Donnell and Willwood area until 1986 when the family moved to Colorado. He lived in Colorado the rest of his life, but his heart remained on the farm in Powell. Jim loved his family, and his greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his children, Chad Jones of Arvada, Billy Jones (Saeko, William and Jasmine) of Edmonds, Wash., Ginger Carlson (Eric, Chandler, Wyatt and Chloe) of Westminster, Colo., and Toby Jones of Arvada; his mother Maye Jones of Powell; five siblings Judy Jones of Idaho, Tom Jones (Tammy) of Powell, Ted Jones (Mary) of Powell, Mark Jones (Lynn) of Broomfield, Colo., and Mary Fischer (Mike) of Loveland, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill L. Jones, and his grandparents Boyd and Pearl Jones and Mac and Mary McLaughlin.

Services were held at Thompson Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 16, and Jim was buried next to his father at Crown Hill Cemetery following the service.