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Louis Maurice Jones

June 17, 1929 - August 8, 2017

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Louis (Lou) Jones, 88, peacefully passed away, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born June 16, 1929 in Portland, Oregon, he was raised by his mother Olga, with the love and support of his grandparents. Lou graduated from Vancouver High School in 1947, where he excelled in football. Following graduation, his love for the outdoors and adventure took him to Alaska, where he found employment working on fishing boats in Bristol Bay from 1946-1948. He met the love of his life, Marlene, at the carousel, in Long Beach, WA when he was...

Louis (Lou) Jones, 88, peacefully passed away, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born June 16, 1929 in Portland, Oregon, he was raised by his mother Olga, with the love and support of his grandparents. Lou graduated from Vancouver High School in 1947, where he excelled in football. Following graduation, his love for the outdoors and adventure took him to Alaska, where he found employment working on fishing boats in Bristol Bay from 1946-1948. He met the love of his life, Marlene, at the carousel, in Long Beach, WA when he was just 12 years old. They married in 1949, and spent 68 years of marriage together, hand-in-hand. Long Beach holds a special place in Lou and Marlene's hearts; so much so, that they have planned to meet again for their final date and resting place, along the Long Beach Peninsula. Lou was a National Guardsman, prior to completing a journeyman apprenticeship in photo engraving. In 1958, he was on the forefront of this profession, being the first engraver to use cutting-edge equipment known as the Master Etcher. He was the proud owner of Peterson & Schon Engraving Co. for most of his career. Following retirement, Lou and Marlene spent 20 years living in Pine Hollow, OR where they were active members in the Wamic and Dufur Christian Churches. They were members of the Pine Hollow Fire Dept. and happily enjoyed many volunteering opportunities. Lou was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, fishing, clamming, hunting, skiing, and exploring all the Pacific NW has to offer. Lou is survived by his wife Marlene; children, Dave (Kathy), Ron (Diane), Shirley (Mark); five grandchildren, Marlie, Jill, Julie, Sarah, and Christopher; and seven great-grandchildren; Makayla, Paige, Mark, Trevor, Cassidy, Tenzin, and Tyler. Lou was preceded in death (1957) by his sweet little girl, Kathleen. His family was his greatest pride and joy, and he focused his energies and attention on making each person feel special. He was a man of honor, dignity, and hard work. His celebration of life will be held Thursday, September 14th, at 11:00 am at Harvest Christian Church, in Troutdale, OR.