October 5, 1938 – March 25, 2019
Duane B. Jones
Duane was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Petra and Edward Jones. He was one of 8 boys and learned the value of hard work while growing up on a farm in Minnesota. Duane had a desire to travel and experience new things, and moved to Nevada after graduating from college and serving in the US Army during peacetime.
He met the love of his life, Leslie Joan Griffin, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was married for time and all eternity on June 6th, 1970 in the St. George LDS Temple in Utah. Duane and Leslie raised 6 children together and moved to their home in Citrus Heights, California, in the summer of 1984.
Duane’s favorite pastime was fishing with his brothers during his many trips to Minnesota to visit his family. He spent a lot of time fishing with his children out in California but had a lot of difficulty catching anything, so those Minnesota trips were special. He loved hunting, camping, hiking, being outdoors, and traveling to exotic places like the Holy Land, the ruins in Mexico, and China during his retirement years. He had a special love of golf and enjoyed playing weekly golf games with his friends and occasionally with his sons (who were no match for him). Duane had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke. He enjoyed telling stories and sharing some of his wit and wisdom with his many friends and family members.
Duane is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Leslie, and his children, Robert, Marcy, Jerry, Brian, Jennifer and Allison, and 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and two brothers, Earl and Glenn.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 7009 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights, CA, on Saturday, April 6th, at 11:30am. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Duane’s memory to his favorite charity, the Salvation Army, or to the American Cancer Society.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
April 4, 2019
Dear Leslie and family... So sorry for your loss. I've missed you since I moved. Duane was a great guy that I admired so much and enjoyed his quick wit. I'm glad he's out of pain, and I know he'll be waiting for you to join him. Aren't we lucky to have such knowledge? Love to you all, Leslie Lefler
March 30, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Duane's passing. I met Duane around in 1988 when we moved from Fresno to Sacramento to work for IRS and then returned to Fresno in 1995. Got to know Duane quite well. Duane and I were able to share our love of golf with each other and probably golfed at least twice a month. We made several trips to Pine Mountain in Groveland California with other guys for a weekend of golf and fun. The only thing I didn't like about golfing with Duane is I could never hit my ball further than him. My family has fond memories of going camping with his family and the kids caught some crawdads that we all tasted for the first time. Duane's a good man and we will miss him.