Ronald F. Jones was born in 1921 on the Garrett Ranch at Nezperce. He grew up on Cherrylane Ranch, Lenore, east of Lewiston.
Ron rode a horse to Myrtle Grade School. He attended Lewiston High School, graduating in 1939.
Ron served in World War II and worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad Company for 42 years. He was a self-taught telegrapher. He worked in Headquarters, Grangeville and Lewiston, as auditor/freight agent, retiring in 1980. Ron was the City of Lewiston Mayor 1970-74.
His community service includes work with United Way Canvas and the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Masonic Lodges, Shriners and Elks and served as an elder of the Congregational-Presbyterian Church of Lewiston.
Ron and his wife Mildred have been married for 78 years. They enjoy closely following the activities of their five children and their grandchildren.
Ron and Millie are very active, and they remain in the home they built in the 1980s. Ron has been an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, and he loves gardening. He is a candle maker and a peanut brittle connoisseur. He has built two homes, assisted his family in building projects, and continues to be piqued by current news and events in today’s changing world.