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Francis Eddward Jones

Mar 5, 2012

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Airman Memorial Chapel, MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., for Francis Edward Jones, 92, of San Diego, who died Sunday, Feb. 12 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Burial was in Miramar National Cemetery.

Francis was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Gravette, Ark., a son of Walter Hamilton and Maude Pearl Jones. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fay Jones of Rugby. In 1923, he moved to Porterville, Calif., where he spent the rest of his childhood on the family farm. As a teenager, he moved to Honolulu, where he lived briefly. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army (later the Army Air Corp) at the Presidio in San Francisco. He attended pilot training as an Air Cadet prior to contracting meningitis. Undeterred, he completed training as a Radar Operator and served as an aircrew member on several bombers. At the outset of WWII, he was sent to India where he flew combat missions in support of combat operations in Africa. Later, he was assigned to the 40th Bomb Group where he flew myriad mission in the B-29 off the island of Tinian in support of the air war against Japan. He continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force in air search and rescue and as a weapons controller in the North American Air Defense Command. He completed his 28 years of military service at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, for serving his country through WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Following a brief stint as a defense contractor, he moved to San Diego in 1969, where he began a banking career. He retired as branch manager in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, San Diego; daughter, Karen Buddenbohm, Colbert, Wash.; sons, Rodney, Phoenix, Richard, Clyde Hill, Wash., Mark, Paradise, Calif., Douglas, Colbert, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; six siblings; and one grandson, Jacob Jones.

Arrangements by El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Services, El Cajon, Calif.

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