Charles was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1940 to Lois Bevan Jones and John Donald Jones. He was the youngest of three siblings, preceded in death by sister Elizabeth Jones and brother John Donald Jones.
Charles spent most of his youth growing up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Meyers High School in 1958. After graduation Charles enrolled in the Air Force. He served four years of active duty. It was towards the end of his service, while stationed in Oregon, that he met his future bride, Mary Ann Vanek in 1960 at Rooster Rock Park. In 1962 they wed and travelled the U.S., before returning to Oregon to settle and raise a family. Charles professional career was spent in retail grocery management. He retired from Zupan’s Markets in 2002.
Charles is survived by his wife Mary Ann; son Charles Scott; son Christopher Mark; grandchildren Sara, Samantha, Shauna, Carson and Claire.
Charles final resting place will be Willamette National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute or the charity of your choice.
Through all that he touched may his spirit live on.
Loved By All
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