Lloyd Jesse Willard Jones our beloved Husband, Daddy, Dad, Big Pa, Gramps, Grandpa, PaPaw, Poppy, Jones went home to be with his Savior, Jesus, on December 30, 2008. He was 86 years young.
Lloyd was born in New Liberty, Mo., to Silas and Myrtle Jones on Feb 18, 1922. He was one of nine children and grew up on the family farm in Missouri. At the age of 15 he began what was a life long love of the timber business. He cut and hauled his last load of logs at age 85. He loved the mountains of Colorado and when he moved to Fort. Collins in 1946 he knew he was home. It was this home where he and his wife Eileen raised their family of four daughters. To his girls he was known as "Daddy", and to his seven grandchildren he was known as "Gramps, Grandpa, BigPa and PaPaw, to his 13 great-grandchildren he was known as Poppy, Grandpa, and Jones.
Lloyd proudly served his country during World War 2. He served November 1942 through October 1945. He served in Europe and North Africa. He was awarded three Purple Hearts, Sharpshooter medal and various other medals.
Lloyd's life was a showcase of Gods redeeming grace and he knew that Gods strength was made perfect in his weekness.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Eileen a son Lloyd Wayne, his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and many other loved ones.
God brought a special gift to Lloyd in March of 2006. His precious Betty came into his life and God gave them three beautiful years living in the mountains abouve Fort Collins. Betty was a gift not only to him but to his daughters and their families.
Lloyd is survived by his dear Betty, brother Silas, sister Mildred, daughters Melba, Mary (doug), Sharon (Jim), Tricia (Alan), grandchildren Michael (Sherri), Kevin, Mark (Anna), James (Kristin), Jarrod (Tonya), Joshua (Chelle), Jessica (Adam), and 13 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to be made to the Lloyd Jones Memorial Fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 West Olive, Fort Collins, Co 80524.
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