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Clinton Jones

Clinton K. Jones, age 88, passed away on October 2, 2009 at his residence in Winters, California. He was born on March 15, 1921 in St. Edward, Nance County, Nebraska to Louis and Jenny Rosencrantz Jones. He married Dorothy Marie Strunk on December 27, 1945 following a love-letters romance. Clinton attended school at District #47, Nance County and graduated from St. Edward High School in 1939. He farmed in partnership with his father until moving to California in 1943. He worked on a large ranch in Chowchilla before he was drafted into the United Stares Army Air Force in 1945. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946 he again joined his father in a ranching partnership in Chowchilla until February 1954. Clinton was employed as Top Foreman in the Public Works Department for the City of Atwater. While in Atwater, he served four years as president of the Atwater City Employees Association, was a member of the volunteer fire department for twelve years and also a coach for the Rotary Clubs little league team. He moved to Winters in February 1968 and was employed as the Public Works Superintendent and Chief Building Inspector for the City until his semi-retirement in June 1976. He was then employed as a bus driver to two years with the Winters School District. He also worked for three years for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Federal Crop Insurance Division. In 1982, Clinton became a Senior Auto Equipment Operator for the University of California at Davis. He greatly enjoyed driving the shuttle bus between the Davis and Berkeley campuses until his full retirement in 1987. Clinton spent 18 years as a Volunteer Fireman with the Winters Fire Department and served a term as president of the department. He was honored for a total of 30 years of service as a Volunteer Fireman. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 208. He was also an active member of Discovery Worship Center (Assemblies of God) in Winters. Clintons love of travel was shared with his wife of 63 years. During his lifetime he had visited all 50 states. In 1977, he accompanied the Winters High School basketball teams to Ocala, Florida and in 1978 with the football team when they went to Hilo, Hawaii. Because of his extensive travels he enjoyed sharing many stories and wrote many of them down for generations to enjoy. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Kellie Jean McCammon (Lee) of Silver City, New Mexico; Patricia Avann (Dave) of Phoenix, Arizona; Janice Rominger (Tom) of Winters, CA; Christine Zarate (Andres) of Woodland, CA; sons, Cliff Jones (Susan) of Coos Bay, Oregon; Roy Jones (Chris) of Winters, CA; Tim Jones (Becky) of Kuna, Idaho. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him in addition to his brother, Glenn Jones (Jacquie) of Pacific Grove, CA. His brother Max Jones of Harrison, Arkansas and his sister, Wanda Hughes of Merced, CA, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at the Discovery Worship Center located at 315 Edwards Street in Winters, a viewing will be held just prior to the services from 9:30 10:15 A.M. Interment will be private at the Winters Cemetery. Donations may be made in honor of Clinton Jones to the Winters Fire Department, the Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge or to the Salvation Army.

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Love you Dad!!

Tim & Becky Jones Oct 14 2009 12:00 AM

I was just made aware of Clinton's passing. I am privileged to say I worked with him for two years at UCD. He was a very nice man and I will always have fond memories of my conversations with him. God Bless

Ron Jones Oct 14 2009 12:00 AM

I Love You Grandpa!!!!!

Laura Mauran Oct 10 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Grandma Dorothy. I am so sorry I was not able to attend the service for Grandpa Clinton. My Heart is so Sad and heavy. You both will always hold a very special place in my heart forever. Please call me if i can help you in any way. Lots of love and hugs. Kimberly Spalding and Family 530 795-5302

Kimberly Spalding Oct 9 2009 12:00 AM

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in this terrible time of sorrow. Lisa

Lisa Bablo Oct 5 2009 12:00 AM