On Saturday September 20th my Grandpa, LaGrand Jones, passed away at the age of 85. Although he had been sick for quite some time and his condition had been deteriorating quickly it still came suddenly for me. We were fortunate to be able to make it to Idaho Falls to say goodbye to him before he passed. This week has been full of family time, I think 90% of his family was able to attend the funeral and those who weren't were greatly missed. We all learned a lot about this man as we read his life history, looked through photos and family history sheets, and all shared memories of him with each other.
He served in the Navy for three years during WWII, worked hard for his family, enjoyed his hobbies of hunting and horseback riding, raised 5 amazing kids, has 48 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. After someone passes away you hear a lot of things about them, here are some of the things I heard to describe this man: humble, funny, easy to love, a hard worker, kind, loving, easy to please, even though his body was worn out and he had to be in immense pain-he never complained, he was a good man.
I love my Grandpa Jones very much and am going to miss his quiet demeanor, his sly smile and his twinkling blue eyes. I'm grateful to be a part of his legacy.