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Services for John W. (Monty) Jones of Grass Valley will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Angels in Grass Valley. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Grass Valley following the services.

Mr. Jones died Saturday, Nov. 30, in Grass Valley. He was 89.



He was born July 18, 1914, in Camden, Ind., and moved to Grass Valley in 1946. He played music on the radio in Kokomo, Ind., Chicago, Ill., and Vallejo, Marysville and Grass Valley. He was in the Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, started the Nevada County Horseshoe Pitchers Club, held horseshoe tournaments for 22 years and put horseshoe courts in county parks and the county fairgrounds. He was an artist, bowler, rock hound and jewelry maker. He worked at Mare Island, in sheet metal work at McClellan Air Force Base Field, and at sawmills in Nevada County.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws Richard and Bonnie Jones of Lodi and David and Sheri Jones of Prescott, Ariz.; daughters and son-in-laws Sandy and Norm Curry of Clovis, N.M., and Robert and Sharon Valley of Grass Valley; son-in-law, Albert A. Leon Sr. of Grass Valley, 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.




He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Jones and eight children, Beverly Leon, Janice Welch, John F. Jones, Charles M. Jones, Robert D. Jones, James F. Jones and Jeffrey L. Jones.


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