Pete Jones of Buffalo, Wyo., brother of Asa Jones of Glenwood Springs, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo. He was 69.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 6, in Buffalo. Graveside services were held at Willow Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born May 2, 1934, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Ezra K. and Grace Jones. He spent his childhood in Detroit and Buffalo, and graduated from Johnson County High School in 1952. He later attended The Hill School in Popstown, Pa., and the University of Wyoming, where he was a wrestling champion.
He also loved rodeo, and competed in rough stock events and was a rodeo clown. He also trained and worked as a smokejumper.
He married Doris Nelson on Sept. 30, 1960, in Casper, and the couple moved to Colorado, where Mr. Jones worked in the insurance business. He semi-retired in 1999, and they moved back to Buffalo, where they had recently purchased Granny’s Bloomers and the Posy Patch.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents and by an infant daughter, Cynthia.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Jones of Buffalo; by daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Charles Morse of Austin, Texas, Jacqueline and Rob Hill of Greeley, and Kalene and Todd Guenther of Austin; by brothers and sisters-in-law Craig and Jacque Jones of Buffalo, and Asa and Barbara Jones of Glenwood Springs; by sisters and brothers-in-law Glory and Phil Little of Leiter, Wyo., Mary and Tony Swartz of Casper, and Kyle and Dewayne Wollschlager of Columbus, Mont.; by five grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Health Care Center of the Buffalo High School Rodeo Team.
Adams Funeral Home of Buffalo is in charge of arrangements.
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