Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Jones
June 1, 2009
Bob Jones, 84, went home to the Lord on May 21, 2009, at his home in Reno, Nev., surrounded by his loving family.
Bob is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Frances; his daughter, Nancy Waters (Gary); son, Rob Jr. (Peggy), both of Truckee; and daughter, Karen Peterson (Bob) of Jacksonville, Ore. Bob is also sur-vived by his beloved grandchildren, Jason and Kevin Waters, Wesley, Kelsey and Tyler Peterson, Emily and Rachel Jones and Christian Lamb.
Bob was born in Fresno, Calif., on May 14, 1925, to Arthur and Grace Jones. As a young boy, the family moved to Marin County where Bob lived until he joined the Navy during World War II.
While working at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland, Calif., he met the love of his life, Frances Wilson.
After the war, Bob attended Vanderbilt University as a student athlete on the bas-ketball team, and later transferred and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.
Bob and Fran married in 1949 in Oakland and soon started their family. Bob began his lifelong career in sales in the Bay area, continuing in Seattle, Danville, Calif., Truckee, Calif., and finally Reno, Nev. Bob was always an avid outdoorsman and loved the Sierras and especially the mountain town of Truckee where he lived for 25 years. Bob was active in many clubs and organizations in the Truckee commu-nity. He served on the Board of Directors of the Truckee Donner PUD, was a mem-ber of the Truckee chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers and an involved member and Elder at Sierra Bible Church. Bob was the owner of Boice Realty, and a past president of the Tahoe-Sierra Board of Realtors. In 2000, Bob left Truckee and moved to Reno.
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He enjoyed the change in weather and found a wonderful home at the South Reno Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon. Bob loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him.
He will be remembered for his kind heart, loving spirit and deep love for God.
The family would like to thank Vista Care Hospice for their wonderful caring service during Bob’s illness.
All are invited to a memorial service to be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the South Reno Baptist Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flow-ers, dona-tions may be made in Bob’s name to Vista Care Hospice (1625 E. Prater Way, Bldg. C, Ste. 108, Sparks, NV 89434) or South Reno Baptist Church Building Fund (6780 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89509).