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Darrell Edgar Jones

June 22, 1936 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

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Darrell Edgar Jones, age 87, of Columbia Falls, MT passed away February 12, 2024. He was born June 22, 1936 in Sikeston, MO to the late Levi Edgar Jones and Mildred Jones (Carter).

Darrell grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, where he met and married his high school sweetheart. After graduating, he worked for the U.S. Geodetical Survey team from 1958 to 1960. Darrell moved the family to northern California and from 1960 to 1973, he worked as a sausage maker in a meat processing plant. The family decided to move further north to Placerville, CA in 1973. He was a school bus driver and instructor here until medically retiring in 1989. In 1992, Darrell and the family moved to Montana, where they purchased land and built their family’s property. He was a cowboy at heart and always was drawn to the west. Darrell raised and road horses in the mountains. He was a true outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. Darrell was a lover, giver, patriot and knew the importance of what money cannot buy.

Darrell is survived by son, Krell Jones; daughter, Krista Kowalski; 4 grandchildren: Hannah, Garrett, Amelia and Riley; 7 great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Piper, Paisley, Haze, Kaci, Olivia and Leonard; and siblings: Pat Ross and Don Jones (Quin). In addition to his parents, Darrell is preceded in death by wife of 69 years, Mary Loretta Jones.

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