Memorial Service

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Thomas Malcolm Jones Jr., 89, of Nehalem, Oregon passed away at home on March 1, 2022.
Born December 20, 1932 in Scobey, Montana. to Thomas Malcolm and Elizabeth Jones.

He graduated from Shattuck Military School in Faribault, MN. and in 1952 enlisted in the Air Force. He received his wings through the Aviation Cadet Program in 1953. From 1954 to 1957 he served as a flight instructor at Bryan Air Force Base, Texas.

He attended University of Nevada majoring in English and Journalism. Moving to Oregon in 1964, he re-initiated his Air Force Career and served in the 304th Rescue and Recovery Squadron in Portland, Oregon. In 1976 he assumed command of the Squadron until promoted to Colonel.He was asked to return to active duty as the Reserve Forces Advisor to Headquarters 23rd Air Force at Scott AFB, Illinois. He remained in that position until his retirement 1 October 1985.

Returning home he continued his flying career flying for Airlift Northwest in Seattle the Providence Heart Program until the program closed in the early 1990’s.

Tom and his wife Carol built their home in Neahkahnie in 1999 where they retired.

He is survived by his sister Juliet of Temecula, CA, his wife Carol and three children, Thomas, Stephen and Susan.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, July 23rd at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Manzanita, Oregon.