Jack Arthur Jones
July 29, 1947 - January 10, 2020

Jack Arthur Jones, 72, of Etna, Calif. passed away on January 10, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Medford, Ore., after losing his battle with cancer.

Jack was born on July 29, 1947 in Scotia, Calif. to Ralph and Clara Jones. He grew up in Rohnerville on relatives’ sheep and cattle ranches. At 18, Jack went to work as a millwright at Pacific Lumber Company Mill in Scotia.

Jack married Melba, who he began to date in high school, and in his early 20’s bought his own ranch in Shively where he raised his children and grandchildren in Humboldt County.

Jack was known as an avid outdoorsman, raised Kelpie dogs and enjoyed gardening. Jack liked that his family worked the garden and sold their fresh vegetables at local markets. Jack was an alfalfa, hog and cattle rancher.

Jack was a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West.

Jack moved his family to Scott Valley in 2015, buying a ranch south of Etna.

Jack is preceded in death by his wife Melba, parents Ralph and Clara Jones, sister Darlene Jones and grandchild.

He is survived by his children Jack E. (Lori) Jones, Jay (Hillary) Jones , Wendy (Vincent) Bianco, grandchildren Justin, Jared, Jacob, Janelle, Jayden, Aubrey, Heidi and Rachelle, and great-grandchildren Colt, Jackson, Reylynn and Ida.  Jack also leaves behind his girlfriend Polly.

Memorial Services are set for Monday, January 20, at 12 noon at Sunset Memorial Park at 3975 Broadway Street in Eureka.


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