Obituary: Clarence W. “Bill” Jones

Clarence W. “Bill” Jones, age 89, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was born to Clarence F. and Ruth E. Jones on October 22, 1930 in Custer Township near Wilmington, Ill. and passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2020.

Bill married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Berro on April 23, 1949, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He had a lifelong love of photography and enjoyed many vacations and natural settings that were his canvas.

Most of his working career was spent in the construction industry and for a number of years he and his wife owned an antique shop in Illinois. Bill and Marilyn retired to the Phoenix area in 1995, moving to Prescott Valley in 2012. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marilyn; daughter, Jacquelyn Hoffman (Ralph) of Prescott Valley; son, Stephen Jones of Bradenton, Fla.; son, William “Jim” Jones (Diana) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; sister, Marilyn Johnson (Gerald) of Joliet, Ill.; grandchildren, Sarah Jones, Eric Jones, Paula Jones (Ryan Massey), Lauren Jones and Samuel Jones and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Joanne Hamilton and brothers, Allen Lee Jones and Howard Francis Jones. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on March 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Germaine Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Dr, in Prescott Valley, In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the St. Germaine Building Fund at the above address. Inurnment will be at Heritage Memorial Park, Dewey, AZ.

Final arrangements entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Information provided by survivors.

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