Jack Jones , 79

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jack Edwin Jones, 79, of Boise, formerly of Mountain Home, died Feb. 19, 2006.

Viewing will be held at Summers Funeral Chapel, 1205 W. Bannock, in Boise, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will held Feb. 23 at All Saints Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. under the direction of Summers Funeral Home. Internment will be held Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. in Sandpoint.

Jack was born Dec. 19, 1921, to Thomas and Beatrice Jones. He was raised in Sandpoint with his two sisters, Iris and Mary.

Jack married Joan Elder in 1941. They spent their lives together raising their boys, Steve and Jack, "and spoiling their grandchildren."

Jack served in the Navy and Army. Following his service in the Army he attended the University of Idaho where completed his BS and his Masters of Education. He also played football for the U of I. He spent his years in education as a coach, teacher, principal and finally, as a school superintendent in Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and finally Mountain Home, retiring in 1983.

His dedication to helping others continued after his retirement as he served on a multitude of committees, and organizations. Among those were: The Idaho Education Association, a Member Emeritus of the American Association of School Administrators, the Idaho Superintendent's Association, an honorary lifetime member pass holder of the Idaho Activities Association, the Idaho Pharmacy Board, the Elks, AARP, Area 3 Council on Aging and his special love, the Idaho Vandal Boosters.

Jack is survived by: his sister, Mary Verdal, of Sandpoint; his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and DeeDee Jones, of Caldwell, and Jack and Sherry Jones, of Nampa; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his sister, Iris; his special friend and brother-in-law, Thor Verdal, and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the University of Idaho Vandal Scholarship Fund, Kibbie Activity Center 235W, PO Box 442304, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2304 or a charity of choice.