Everett E. Jones
Everett Jones passed away at the hospital on January 8, 2012 with his wife, Dee, son, Terry and daughter, Tana at his bedside. Ev succumbed to lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with complications of pneumonia. Everett was born to Lona & Gladys Jones in Shenandoah, Iowa in December, 1926. He graduated early from high school as all the males in his class were called up to active duty in the army for WWII. After his time in the service, he returned and went to college at Iowa University. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. While at college, he met his future wife, Dee. They were always “talking” as friends would comment even years later. They were married in August, 1949. He worked at several sales jobs. His first being a buyer and assistant manager for McDonald’s Department Store in Kansas. His next being a life insurance agent in Waco, Texas, where he was awarded the Salesman of the Year in his second year. Then knowing he wanted to be in the apparel industry, he worked as sales rep in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia until 1962. He took a sales position with Donmoor Boys Wear in 1962 and really enjoyed being in the wholesale children’s clothing business. He worked for Donmoor for 26 years, with Dee joining him, until the company closed. They worked side by side for 30 years. He and Dee continued to sell children’s clothing lines including Mickey & CO and many others until 2008. He was honored with an award from Hudson’s trade journal in January 2006 (www.hudsonscr.com). During all of his sales work here in Colorado and his territory of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma, he became known to co-salespersons and to buyers for a special quality. He always put his family and friends before himself with his sincere compassion and concern for each of them, that they were well and taken care of first & foremost. He was unforgettable because of this quality and he and Dee have many memories of individuals coming up to them years later to recall experiences with them from earlier times. Ev was an avid sportsperson enjoying snow skiing, tennis, water skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, and golf. He even taught all of his children and grandchildren how to do each of these sports himself! He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Dee of Colorado; his son, Terry Jones and his grandchildren Audrey and Everett , his name sake, (“Scooter”) of Colorado; his daughter, Tana and her husband, Doug English of Colorado; and grandchildren Sabrina English Binkley and her husband, Ryan Binkley and the great-grandsons, Simon and Clive of Alaska; and son, Kevin Jones and his wife Cathy, and granddaughter, Jessica of Florida; and grandson Scott English and wife, Sara and great-granddaughter, Alexis of Colorado. He is also survived by cousins in Shenandoah, Iowa. Services will be private and provided by All Veterans Funeral & Cremation. In lieu of flowers, as a member of the Greatest generation, Ev would appreciate any donations to the Wounded Warriors (woundedwarriorproject.org) in support of the warriors of this generation. He particularly supported the program for new or retrofitted homes for the returning injured warriors.
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