Richard Jones

Obituary of Richard Elwood Jones

Richard "Dick" Jones, born 22 July 1933 in Sacramento, CA, to Elwood and Maxine, passed away Saturday, March 30th at his home in Gridley with his wife of 62 years, Donna, by his side.

Richard was raised in Gridley, attended local schools and graduated from Gridley High School in 1951. Dick married Doris Baker in 1951 and had two kids, Richard Jr., and Sharon.

Dick married Donna in 1962. Together their family grew with three more kids, Cheryl, Patti and Steve.

Richard worked for Wentz Market, in the late 50's and then the Insurance business for over 50 years in several locations in Gridley and Colusa. Dick finally retired in 2013 at the age of 80. His dedication to Gridley Little League is well known, but he also donated a lot of his time to multiple Community Service organizations throughout the years. Dick loved his baseball and attended games in every Major League Ball Park across the country. In later years, Dick would always be seen in his Blue Jeans, white tee shirt and Red Suspenders.

Dick leaves behind his wife Donna, sisters Marlene Lewis and Beverly Owen, 5 children, 10 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the Family requests you express your condolences through Dicks passions in the community, Gridley Little League or Rotary Club.

Services will be Tuesday, 4/9, 10am at 400 Spruce St. Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.


Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
400 Spruce St
Gridley, California, United States
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