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Harry A. Nauman & Son

4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA

OBITUARY

Ronald Dean Jones

July 8, 1935June 21, 2020
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Ronald “Mickey” Dean Jones

Ron Jones, age 84, passed away on June 21, 2020 from cardiac complications. A celebration of life tribute will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Harry A. Nauman & Son funeral home. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the service will be limited to immediate family. A live stream of the service will be available on the Harry A. Nauman & Son Facebook page.

Ron is survived by wife Rita (14 years), children Sam (Cindy) Lopez, Denise (Robbie) , Robert (Janet) , Kevin (Judi) Rouse, Kathleen (Rod) Zagala and brother Casey (Fran) Jones. He will also be remembered by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, stepchildren, step- grandchildren and friends that he proudly called family. Ron chose to live every single day by spreading love and laughter, showering others with his compassion, kindness, and unforgettable positive energy. He left us unexpectedly; and we have lost a dear father, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. Ron was known for his natural ability to help others and many have been forever touched by his life.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Carol.

Ron was born on July 8, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lisle and Ella Nora Jones. He moved with his parents and brother to Sacramento, California. Ron attended Sacramento City College and went on to work at Wonder Bread for 46 years. He was an exceptional salesman and enjoyed talking with others, creating lifelong friendships with everyone he met.

As a young child, Mickey grew up going to Camp Sacramento and continued the tradition with his children. He shared his love for fishing and would teach anyone with the desire to learn to help them catch fish/crabbing and learn his special techniques. Ron was passionate about watching and cheering on the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs or the Golden State Warriors. Ron was a true perfectionist. During his retirement years, he loved to spend hours cleaning and improving his yard, making homemade jerky, and eating delicious Mexican food (mostly made by Rita). Rita guided him to find his love for God and their Church (Harvest Church, Elk Grove). Ron and Rita would volunteer their time for numerous events and causes. He was always willing to share his spiritual love for God with others - Ron found this a sincere blessing that he truly cherished.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Elk Grove Food Bank.

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Kelli Horne

July 8, 2020

Sincere condolences to Denise & Robert. I remember your Dad with fondness. He took Denise & me on a memorable fishing trip to Sly Park. Both your parents were caring, fun-loving people who I will remember. Treasure the good times & they will forever live in your hearts. Peace to you & yours dear friends.

Karen Kupper

June 27, 2020

Mick Jones and Camp Sacramento go together like cake and ice cream. Mick convinced us to try Camp out in 1980. Except for snow damage in 1983 and Covid 19 this year, we have enjoyed Week 5 at Camp Sacramento every year since. He and Carol became great friends and later “relatives by marriage” when our daughter married his nephew. We were shocked to hear of his passing on Father’s Day. I guess there were kids in heaven that needed some fishing lessons! He was the best at that! Rest well my friend, you will be missed, especially that smile and laugh that was always a part of you...
Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Jones family...

Ginger Jones

June 27, 2020

I met Uncle Mickey, which is how he was introduced to me at one of the many family parties that i have attended over the years I have been apart of the Jones Family. He gladly accepted me with open arms and plenty of stories over the years.
When I took up photography and had my camera at the Christmas Parties he always struck a pose. He was always genuinely interested in what I had to say. As I sit here remembering Uncle Mickey, I do so with fondness in my heart and a smile on my face. I don't think there was ever a time that he didn't have a smile on his face. I will miss him. But shall remember all the happiness and joy that he brought to every family gathering.
Good-bye Uncle Mickey you will be forever in my heart!

Kevin Rouse

June 26, 2020

The earliest photo I have of Dad, my sister (Kathleen Zagala) and I. We are spending time with Dad at his work, the Wonder Bakery. I think this my sister’s second birthday, so this should be June 25, 1960.

Chrisy Jones

June 26, 2020

Ron was affectionately known to me and many others as Uncle Mickey. Long before I ever became a Jones I knew Uncle Mickey. It was he and Carol who encouraged my parents to take our family to Camp Sacramento in 1980. It was that vacation, where Grandma and Grandpa Jones were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, that I would first meet the love of my life. So, thank you, Uncle Mickey.
I have childhood memories of going over to Carol and Mick's house to play with Robert and Denise - well mostly their Pachinko! but Denise was the coolest babysitter my brother and I had. As I grew older and was welcomed into the Jones family my memories become more of our Camp Sac vacations and Jones family Christmases. Uncle Mickey was such a huge part of Camp Sac. I don't know how many kids he taught to fish but every one of them, including our two boys, will always treasure that special time with him down at the river. Uncle Mickey never missed an opportunity to gather with family. He had a huge heart and spread love wherever he went.
I will never think of him without smiling. I love you Uncle MIckey. You will be greatly missed but the legacy you have left is a big one.

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