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Charles Jones Dies At Palmer

Charles Jones of Palmer passed away there yesterday it was revealed today by Carlquist  Mortuary who said the remains had been sent here for burial.

Funeral services were arranged for Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of the funeral parlors. Rev. Wendell Bird and Rev. A. Niklason of the Church of the Open Door will officiate. Mr. Jones, a long time resident oft he Matanuska Valley, was owner of a beauty shop at Palmer. He formerly resided in Anchorage.

A daughter, Mrs. Irwin Metcalf, survives at Seward and a grand-daughter is a resident of Juneau.

Source: Anchorage Times, Monday, December 16, 1940, pg 1


Many Pay Tribute To Charles Jones At Funeral Rites

Last rites for Charles E. Jones, of Palmer, were held yesterday after-noon from the Carlquist and Company chapel, with interment following in the local cemetery.

The Rev. Axel Niklason and the Rev. Wendell Bird officiated.

Born in Visalia, Calif., Oct. 2, 1867, Mr. Jones first came to Alaska in '97.  As a prospector and miner he spent many years in the district around Seward, Hope, Old Knik and Anchor-age. He was later a pastor of the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and at one time served as a missionary for that denomination in the Hawaiian Islands. 

On his return to Alaska he lived in Anchorage for some years, going to Palmer about five years ago. His wife passed away in 1937.

Was Lodge Member Members of the Pioneers and Elks were present at yesterday's services to pay final tribute to Mr. Jones, who had belonged to both organizations.  He was also a member of the Arctic Brotherhood. Mrs. Jack Harrison sang two selections, accompanying herself at the piano.

Pallbearers were Jack Adman, William Boudreau, Dan Kennedy, Roy Southworth, Erick Levine and James Van Zanten.

Source: Anchorage Times, December 19, 1940, pg 4




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