Randall Clarence Jones, age 71, passed away on April 12, 2023, of kidney failure in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born on October 13, 1951, to Clarence Stewart Jones and Meredith Hanseen Jones in Salt Lake City, Utah. After having lived in New Mexico and Southern California the family settled in Los Altos, California in 1957. Randy attended Loyola Elementary School, Blach Junior High, and Awalt High School. Randy enjoyed sports, playing Little League baseball and high school football. He was a Boy Scout and participated in a National Jamboree in Washington, DC. He attended Foothill Junior College and Stanislaus State University in Turlock, California.
Randy worked at various pursuits throughout his life including the Ford Motor Company assembly line, the Alaskan oil fields, and in various service capacities. Randy always had a soft heart for those less fortunate and tried his best to help them. He spent a good portion of his later years volunteering for and co-managing the office of the Jackson County Fuel Committee in Ashland, Oregon. He helped organize wood cuts, which provided fuel for the winter. He also helped produce and edit a newsletter, did fundraising and procured help from the community for those in need. Randy loved to read and write throughout his life. He had a strong interest in politics and history and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed photography, listening to music from the 60’s and 70’s and watching old westerns on TV. Family was important to him, and he always asked about his nieces and nephews.
In his retirement years, he went back to Los Altos to live with and care for his mother. He especially liked to sit with her and watch San Francisco 49ers football and attend church with her. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He moved with her to Gilbert, Arizona in 2018.
He will be interred in the family plot in Springville, Utah on June 10, 2023. He is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Meredith and survived by his sisters, Marjean (Clyde) Livingston, Susie (Blake) Garside, two nieces, four nephews and their spouses, and 21 great nieces and nephews who he loved very much.