Max W. Jones
Max W. Jones
Memorial services for Max Jones were held Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
The Natrona County United Veterans' Council will accord military honors. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be at Oregon Trail State Veterans' Cemetery at a later date.
He died on Jan. 24 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Max was born in Torrington on July 6, 1993 to Joseph and Loretta (Milnes) Jones.
At age 7, the family moved to Lusk where he was raised and educated there. He graduated from Niobrara High School in 1952. He was called into the US Army during the Korean War and served from 1953 to 1955.
On Aug. 27, 1955, he married the love of his life, Jean Marie Anderson in Guernsey.
He worked in the CF & I mine in Sunrise from 1956 to 1962. In 1962 he joined the State Farm family and moved to Lusk. Max served as a State Farm agent for 31 years, retiring in December of 1994.
He received numerous awards for sales excellence and was highly regarded in his profession. His interests included rock hunting, traveling in the motor home with his wife and friends from Good Sam, gardening and working outdoors, collecting Roseville pottery and other antiques, solving crossword puzzles, going to garage sales, playing cards and singing.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. He was a lifetime member of the BPOE and also a member of the Oil City Slickers Barbershop Chorus and the Casper Whirlwind Good Sam's Club.
He had also been a volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of America and a driver for Meals on Wheels. He was known for his kindness, generosity and helpfulness; and was loved for his sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years of Casper, son Paul (Petra) Jones; daughters Paula (Tom) Loranc and Geri (Mike) Jones, all of Casper; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brother Robert Jones of Lebanon, Ore., sister Maxine Larson of Yuma, Ariz. and sister Erma Grubb of Florence, Ore.
His parents preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the First United Methodist Church Choir, 332 East Second Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601.