Richard Jones

Obituary of Richard Francis Jones

Richard Francis “Dick” Jones, 88, a 59-year resident of Olympia, Washington, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Brooks Blessing adult family home in Lacey.


Richard was born July 14, 1931 in Topeka, Kansas, to Russell A. and Marie (Carter) Jones.


While attending college at Washburn University, Richard met and married his wife, Dora Mae “Dodie.” He graduated from Washburn University in 1955 with a Juris Doctorate.  He promptly entered the U.S. Air Force, where he was a navigator.  Upon discharge in 1960, he and Dora Mae relocated their family to Olympia.  Richard became the Reporter of Decision for the Washington State Supreme Court, working in this position from 1960 through 1989.


He is survived by his children, Linda M. Renk of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Richard E. Jones of Olympia, and Karen K. Pitman (Kenneth) of Olympia; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Dora Mae.


Private services will be later.


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