In Memory

Danny Jones - Class Of 1957

Danny Jones

Daniel Jones 81, of Weiser Idaho. passed away September 21, 2019 at his home following a cardiac event.  Dan was born June 8, 1938 in Terre Haute.  As a young boy his family bought a farm in Parke Co. and moved there.  He worked the farm with his dad and older brother Tom.  He was a natural athlete and he excelled in sports at Rockville High School.  He earned a full scholarship to Purdue University but instead enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airbourne Division.  He then moved to California where he met Clarence Roukema.  To this union where born 4 children.   He continued playing sports in his church league teams.  He loved fishing camping and water skiing and racing speed boars, cars and Baja.  He drove a truck for 23 years.  He continued to drive a truck and bought a dairy farm which allowed him to send his children to a private school.  When a mountain lion began threatening his dairy calves, he attempted to take care of it and as a result he suffered an accidental catastrophic firearms injury.  After months of treatment a permanent disability and a divorce, he sold his dairy farm and moved to Donnelly, Idaho where he was later elected Mayor.  He met Nancy Nau and they were married in 1991.  They restored an old farm house, roaming the forests of Idaho and serving  as campground hosts at Kennally Creek.  Survivors include wife Nancy,,  son Steven, daughters Stephanie, Suzi and Staci.  Step son Paul Nau.  Services were held  with full military honors on October 10, 2019.    His parents were Tom and Margaret Jones.  Brothers, Tom and Robert and sisters, Margaret, Catherine and Patricia.