Gary William JonesJanuary 24, 1948 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 69)
Gary William Jones
January 24, 1948 – November 19, 2017
Gary William Jones was born in Roswell, New Mexico on January 24, 1948 to Victor William Jones and Mary Madelyn Erwin. He always joked that he arrived 9 months after aliens landed in Roswell.
The family moved to Spokane while Victor worked at Fairchild Airforce Base, then to Coronado, CA when Gary was about 2. They eventually moved to El Cajon, CA, where Gary graduated high school and completed an Associate’s degree at Grossmont College.
Gary enlisted in the Navy and served during the Vietnam War from 1971 to 1977. He met the love of his life, Peggy Ann Cobb, in Caldwell, ID and they were married June 1, 1978. They moved to Moscow, ID and Gary enrolled in the fall semester at the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in Architecture and graduated in May of 1982. While in Moscow, Dawna Marie Jones was born September 29, 1981.
Gary and Peggy, with their daughter, moved to back to the Treasure Valley in 1983 when Gary got a job with Lombard-Conrad Architects (now LCA Architects) and they bought a home in Boise’s north end. Justin Ray Jones came along on January 21, 1985. In 1990, they moved their family to a new home where they raised their kids.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Mary Jones; step-mother, Marjorie Jones; sister, Saundra; and father-in-law, Donald Cobb. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Dawna (Justin) Engler; and son, Justin (Ashley) Jones; and one granddaughter, Eve.