Harold Jones
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Harold Jones

October 20, 1930 -

July 6, 2018

Harold Douglas Jones died peacefully on July 6th in Medford Oregon at the age of 87. He was the youngest son of Samuel and Verde Jones.

Harold was born in Weed, California on October 20th, 1930. He spent much of his childhood in Klamath Falls, and graduated from Medford High School in 1949. After a year of coursework at Southern Oregon College, Harold joined the Navy. His ship, the USS Curtis, was leased to the Atomic Energy Commission and served the nation on Projects Castle and Ivy, which included the testing of the world's first hydrogen bomb detonation in November of 1952, and later the largest atmospheric hydrogen bomb test in US history. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, Harold worked as a fitter and saw filer at multiple lumber mills including Kogap and Timber Products in Medford and SH&W, Murphy Creek, and Spalding and Sons in Grants Pass. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Mary, and leaves behind his two sons and their wives Daniel and Deanna of Medford and Timothy and Olena and their son Adrian of Canby. Harold has numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

He was well known for his wit and humor, and his one joke of "Why don't cannibals eat clowns? Because they taste funny".

A Memorial Service will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, Yreka California on August 10 at 11:00am; and his burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Yreka at 2:00 PM with a military funeral honors ceremony.

Funeral Home
Printed Obituary
Published in the Mail Tribune
on August 5, 2018
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