Jones, Thomas

Passed: January 18, 2013

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Thomas J. Jones, 66, passed away on Jan 18th 2013 at Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear, AZ. He was born on Jan 26th 1946 in Alameda, CA to Thomas J Jones Sr. and Fern (Henderson) Jones. Thomas grew up in Alameda, CA. He graduated from Alameda HS in Alameda, CA in 1964. After high school he became a licensed realtor at age 18 & enjoyed years of success in realty. He lived in the SF Bay Area until moving to Goodyear, AZ in 1994 where he & his wife have resided since in Pebble Creek. After retiring in 2008, he was a travel agent for multiple cruise lines. Thomas married Shirley in 1973 in Alameda, CA. They were happily married for 39 years. Thomas was a member of Goodyear Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed world travel, cruising, golfing, fine dining, spending time with his great-grandson Noah & was always business minded. Thomas was preceded in death by his father Thomas Sr., mother Fern & sister Teresa. Thomas is survived by his spouse Shirley of Goodyear; his step-children Gary Mehrtens, Donald Mehrtens, Donelle Mehrtens & Jaymie Long of the SF Bay Area, Northern, CA; his grandchildren Juliana Donahey of Avondale, AZ, Mack Davis, Amanda Miller, Heather Davis, Jake Mehrtens & Brett Mehrtens of CA; his great-grandchildren Cody 12, Noah 10, Madison 8, Andrew 4, Duncaan 4 & Vida 1; and his nephews Scott Gomez & Michael Mitchener of Fremont, CA. No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Valley 1510 E. Flower St., Bldg. 2 Phoenix Arizona 85014. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

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