Gary K. Jones


Gary K. Jones, 61, beloved husband and father, passed away on September 23, 2012, in Yuma, Arizona. Born on January 9, 1951, in Toledo, Oregon, Gary was raised in Siletz and worked at Garland Nursery in Corvallis after graduating high school. Upon getting a degree from Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, he worked at a number of florist shops in the Portland area. Gary purchased Pioneer Florist in Aberdeen in 1980 and operated if for more than twenty years.

During his years as a florist in Aberdeen, Gary was a member of Florist Transworld Delivery Organization. In his free time he enjoyed watching birds at his feeders, reading and watching Perry Mason mysteries on TV and DVD. Gary also enjoyed going to garage sales and hunting for unique roosters to add to his collection.

Gary is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Kara of Portland, Ore.; son, Jayson H. (Erica) of Maple Valley, Wash.; and first granddaughter, Gabriella; as well as sisters, Nancy (David) Crawford of Yuma, Ariz. and Ann Jones of Corvallis, Ore.; sister-in-law, Karen Jones of Seattle; and nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Warren H. and Dorothy Marie (Sprenger) Jones; brothers, Warren “Dick” and Ken C. Jones; sister, Janet Marie (Jones) Sutherland; and brother-in-law, David Sutherland.

A celebration of Gary’s life was held in Yuma by his family.