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Vance Neil Jones Jr.

SHARON — Vance Neil Jones Jr., 76, passed away Jan. 2, 2012, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Private arrangements are being held with interment in Sharon.Vance was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Sharon to Ruth and Vance Jones. He lived in Amenia and attended grammar and high school there. After school he joined the Navy, where he served for four years during the Korean War. In 1959, he married Jean P. Peterson and they had three children, Todd, Lori and Michael. Tragically, Michael was killed in an auto accident at the age of 19.The family lived in Sharon for 26 years and Vance had a welding and fabrication business there. In 1988, the family moved to Moyie Springs, Idaho, and Vance went to work for Hatfield Enterprises in Spokane, Wash., as a long-haul trucker. Vance enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a cabin cruiser which he used for years, mostly on Pend Oreille Lake.Vance is survived by his wife, Jean; his son, Todd; his daughter, Lori; his granddaughters, Hannah and Isabella; and two brothers and three sisters. He will be buried in Sharon with his son Michael.Memorials may be sent to the family at PO Box 784, Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845. Arrangements are under the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Family and friends are invited to sign Vance’s book at www.bonnersferryfuneralhome.com.

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