Obituaries & Tributes

In Memory: Marvin Duane Jones

March 18, 1937 –  June 5, 2023

Marvin Duane Jones, of Spokane Wash., died on June 5, 2023. He was born on March 18, 1937 in Nampa, Idaho. He graduated Monroe High School in the class of 1956 and worked odd jobs until he got a maintenance position at Weyerhaeuser. Shortly after, he went back to college and became an electrician. 

On Jan. 11, 1957 he married his high sweetheart, Dian Daisy Tanton, and the couple had four children together. They were deeply involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints together, until Dian’s passing on July 23, 1999. 

Shortly after moving from Longview, Wash. to Spokane, he met Peggy Ann Johnston. They married Sept. 8, 2000 and became a beloved family member of her four children and their families. They enjoyed reading together, traveling, going to the temple, and being members of their local LDS church. During that time, they served two service missions working in the Marschellese Branch and Employment Resource Center. He also served in six different Bishoprics.

In his life, Marvin enjoyed being involved in his church, being a scoutmaster, camping, and being with his family. He will be remembered for his love of animals (known as the Dog Whisperer at Fairwood Retirement Center), his love of games (and cheating), his sense of humor, and the memories he created with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

He is survived by his spouse Peggy Jones of Spokane, Wash.; his brother Donald Jones, of Springfield Ore.; his children Rick and Elaine Jones of Nampa, Idaho, Melanie Prindle of Spokane, Wash., Andrea and Tony Spinelli of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Philip Jones of Seattle Wash.; his beloved step-children Dalana and Greg Ostlie of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; Shelly and Gil Price of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; Scott and Sigried Johnston of Lynwood, Wash. and Trisha and Dr. Jeff Jamison of Spokane, Wash.; as well as honorary father to Jerry and Terry Tanton of Springfieldl, Ore. Together Marv and Peggy Jones have 25 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral service was held on June 10, 2023 at North Spokane Stake Center. 

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Spokane for their help and support. Flowers can be sent to Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers you may make donations in Marv’s name to your local Humane Society. 

Professional services are being conducted by Ball & Dodd. 

Death Notice

WILSON: Pamela R. Wilson, of Junction City, Ore. died June 6, 2023. Arrangements: Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematorium.



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