Medway “Dean” Jones, son of Medway Dewitt Jones and Dorothy (Samsal) Jones-Moore, passed away July 28, 2010 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ at the age of 67, due to complications from West Nile Virus. Dean was born in Findlay, OH on February 8, 1943 and grew up in Ohio before moving to Arizona with his mother, father, and sister in 1962. There he met his wife of 46 years, Cecile Marie Cole of Scottsdale, and they were married on December 20, 1963 in a small chapel in Las Vegas, NV. Dean graduated from ASU in 1983 with a degree in accounting. His career began at the Bureau of Land Management as a cartographer but the majority was spent as a computer tax audit specialist for the Internal Revenue Service which he retired from in 1998. He worked part-time for Circle-K on Johnson Ranch for several years which he greatly enjoyed. Dean’s passion was golf, playing it, watching it, talking about it, and reading about it. He is remembered for his 54-hole 1-day golf sprees at courses along the Colorado River Valley, and his bubbling over with joy and excitement after his hole-in-one shot at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa, AZ. He took great joy in his children and grandchildren and was a push over for the dogs and cats that were family pets over the years. Left to cherish Dean’s memory are his wife, Cecile; his son David and wife Maren; his daughter Deanna (Jones) De Le Ree and husband George; his mother Dorothy; his sister, Brenda (Jones) Walter and Husband David; his grandchildren Justin, Jayson, Keith, and Kevin De Le Ree and Patrick Jones, and Shanda (Dean) Bogle and husband Ty, Taylin Dean and wife Amy, and Dakota Dean; his great grandson Bennett Watson Bogle; his nephew Michael Walter and wife Lisa, and niece Sarah Walter; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and family throughout Ohio and Alaska. Preceding Dean in death was his father, Medway Dewitt Jones and step-father, Lowell Moore. A memorial will be held August 2, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ at 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Dean will be interred at Show Low Cemetery in Show Low, AZ in a private ceremony. If you wish, in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute “Angel Fund” (, or at: The Biodesign Institute, PO Box 875001, Tempe, AZ 85287 for research into West Nile Virus treatment.

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