Jones, Herbert Kenneth – Obituary

Herbert Kenneth Jones, 74, of Baker City, died Jan. 4, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

There will be a private family gathering at a later date.

Herbert moved to Baker City 12 years ago with his wife, who died on Nov. 19, 2005. He missed her very much.

Herbert was born on June 21, 1931, at Damon, Texas. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1949 when he was 18, and spent the next 14 years serving his country.

After the military, he worked as a technician and repaired televisions for many years. He always loved to fix things. He had many hobbies, but what he loved most was collecting stamps and coins.

But his passion was trains. Every place he moved to he would start building another train set. He did this all his life, and he even had one started in Baker City. It was HO scale, and he even got his grandkids to love trains like he did.

He loved to take his family camping and hiking in the mountains. He had a thing for motorcycle choppers for a while and even joined a motorcycle club with his wife for a few years.

He loved to give his kids toys and taught them to love each other and be a loving family. His granddaughter, Faith Rae, will miss him very much, for she is the latest granddaughter he was getting into the choo-choo trains. He was the “Train Man.”

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kris Jones of Crescent City, Calif., and Richard’s son, Michael Jones, of Roseburg; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jeff Heriza of Aurora, Colo., and Jackie’s children, Jessica and Whitney McKnight of Boise, and Kristin Jones and Robert Heriza of Aurora, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Liane Jones of Baker City, and their children, Ashley, Gabby and Dylan; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and F. Scott Ashby of Baker City, and Sheila’s children, Tyler Reich and Kristina Friedman and Faith Rae and Amanda Ashby; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Bill Wenger of Van Nuys, Calif., and their children, Kenny and Billy; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 20, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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