Maurice Ivan Jones (Maury) born September 2, 1927 in Virden, New Mexico passed away at home on March 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Minda Martineau, and their children, Janice Wilstead (Bob), Rondal Jones (Kaylene), Kyle Jones (Amy), Vearle Jones(Pam), Minda Bates (Brian), Melitza Lloyd (Steven) and Juleen Jones. He cherished his family of 40 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.
Maury served in the Navy in WWII and the Army in the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star for Valor. His community service was extensive, including helping write Mesa’s City Charter, Governor’s Hunger Council and founding member of East Valley Food Bank. In 1985 he was Mesa’s Man of the Year.
Maury loved the Lord and faithfully served in numerous Church callings, including missionary to Canada, Bishop, and Director of Temple Youth Guides.
A viewing will be held on Thursday March 29, 2018 from 7-9 PM and 9-9:45 AM on Friday March 30, 2018 at the LDS Solomon Building at 977 E Broadway Rd in Mesa. Funeral Service will follow at 10 AM.