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John C. Jones

Company A-1

5 Feb 1937 - 9 May 2013

Place of Death: Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Interment: Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  

It is with great sorrow and regret that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Clay Jones, on May 9, 2013. 

Clay is 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.

Visitation:  May 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  90717

Interment:  May 29, 2013 following Church services.

Condolences may be sent to Mercy at 26 Pony Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, CA  90274.

Well done, John.  Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\A-1 Clay Jones.pdf


JOHN JONES -- 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.