It is with
great sorrow and regret that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate,
Clay Jones, on May 9, 2013.
survived by his wife, Mercy, three children, and six grandchildren.
All flowers may be
sent to Gamby's Mortuary for John Clayton Jones or c/o Mercy Jones at 26 Pony
Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274.
In lieu of flowers,
the family has asked that if donations are to be made, please make them to the
American Cancer Society or UCLA Pancreatic Research. Please identify whether
genetic markers, scans, or certain risk factors can be found early to help
diagnose and treat this rarely early-detected disease.
28, 2013 from 4:00p - 8:00 pm at A M Gamby Mortuary, 25001 Narbonne Ave,
Lomita. CA 90717
Funeral: May 29,
2013 10:00a - 11:00a; Viewing in vestibule in front of church @ 9:15a-9:45 am
at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, 25511 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA
Interment: May 29, 2013 following
may be sent to Mercy at 26 Pony Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
John. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\A-1 Clay Jones.pdf
-- Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Major John Clayton "Clay" Jones
passed away on May 9, 2013 in Torrance. He was born on February 5, 1937 in San
Francisco, California. Clay attended the US Military Academy at West Point
receiving his BS degree and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
receiving his MS in aeronautics and astronautics. He was a major in the United
States Air Force, where he served for 20 years, and received the Meritorious
Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Commendation
Medal. He had over 40 years experience as an astronautics engineer and was a
systems director for Space Launch Operations at The Aerospace Corporation for 25
years. Clay was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, in Lomita. He is
survived by his loving wife, Mercy; son, Anthony Waters; daughters, Jennifer
Williams and Diane Gusman; 6 grandchildren; sister, Christine Draheim; nephew,
Matthew Weltsch; niece, Wendi Griffith.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May
28, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at A. M. Gamby Funeral Home, Lomita. Funeral Mass will
be on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church.
Interment, with full military honors will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park,
Rancho Palos Verdes.