A. Duane (Pete) Jones
On May 24, Duane celebrated his 80th birthday. He was born on May 24, 1930 in Salt Lake City to Parley D. Jones and Venola Hansen Jones. His parents divorced and he moved to Elmo and was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Mary Pulsipher Jones. He attended school in Elmo through the eighth grade and North Emery High School in Huntington. After leaving school, he worked at Tri-State Lumber in Price for several years. He worked as a builder/contractor with his father, working in many different locations throughout Utah. He worked at the Job Corp in Price, helping to train and rehabilitate individuals assigned to that facility. He then served as the Safety Director at DesBee-Dove Mine in Orangeville prior to retirement.
Jones married Erma Lou McMullin on June 4,1949 in Cleveland. They had their marriage solemnized in the Manti Temple on Oct. 4, 1958. They built a home in Elmo where they resided until 1978, at which time they moved into a new home that they built next to their original residence.
Duane and Erma had six children, Dennis Jones, Sherrie Jones Chapman, Curtis Jones, Bart Jones (deceased), Stacey Jones Jewkes and Kim Jones. They have 16 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will be celebrating his big day on Saturday, May 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Elmo Ward Church.