John Jones

John Henry Jones, age 60, passed away Sat., Dec. 3, 2011, near Oso, Wash., as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born Sept. 22, 1951, in Sedro-Woolley, to Ernest and Fern (Bowers) Jones. John was a lifetime resident of the Birdsview and Concrete areas, and he graduated from Concrete High School in 1970.

He worked as a shake cutter for Richard Nelles for many years and farmed for Bill Johnson since he was 16. John enjoyed deer hunting and was a member of the Concrete Eagles. He enjoyed taking care of his grandchildren, and he was the greatest Papa to his children and always had time for them.

John is survived by daughters Connie Sabel and her husband Dennis of New Boston, Ill., Carrie Jones of Sedro-Woolley, Debra Jones of Concrete, and Jamie Lindborg and her husband Nick of Arlington; grandchildren Bradley Sabel, Jonathon Jones, Christopher Sabel, Tanner Jones, Jillian Sabel, Raymond W. Ross, and Jocelyn Lindborg; sisters Marge Ketchum and her husband Bill of Everett, and Mary Hanson and her husband Gary of North Bend; brothers Howard Jones of Burlington, Ralph Jones and his wife Donna of Sedro-Woolley, and Tom Jones and his wife Laura Lynn of Concrete; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifetime best friends Bill and Mary Johnson of Sedro-Woolley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Walter, Lloyd, Sam, and Gene; and grandsons James and Dakota.

Graveside services were held Sat., Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at Hamilton Cemetery, with Pastor Bruce Martin of Concrete Assembly of God officiating, with a potluck reception following at Evergreen Elementary School in Sedro-Woolley. Memorials are suggested in memory of John at Skagit State Bank in Sedro-Woolley.

Arrangements under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Please share your memories of John and sign the online guestbook at

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