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Daniel L. Jones

Daniel L. Jones, age 79, of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 20th at the Aurora Cemetery, with full military honors. Per Mr. Jones’ request cremation has taken place. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Daniel Lee Jones, the son of Willard and Mary Louise (Thompson) Jones, was born at Youngstown, Ohio on June 15, 1939 and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 7, 2018, at the age of 79.

Daniel was baptized on March 24, 1940 in Palmyra, Ohio. He attended elementary school in Ontario, California and attended Chaffey Union High School also in Ontario thru the 11th grade. Daniel joined the U.S. Navy on June 18, 1956 and was honorably discharged on July 12, 1960.

Dan was united in marriage to Belva Nadine Graves on February 10, 1962 in Ontario, California.

Dan was a paramedic for the City of Los Angeles for ten years, before moving to Winnemucca, Nevada and working as a Sheriff’s Deputy and an investigator for Humboldt County for ten years, and then as a security guard for Twin Creek Mines before retiring in 2001. Dan and Belva then moved to Aurora, Nebraska in January 2002.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Belva Nadine and brothers-in-law, Leon Graves and Gilbert Graves.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his sisters-in-law, Elaine Graves and Lorene Black of Aurora; brothers-in-law, DeWitt Graves of Central City and James (Pauline) Graves of Seymour, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

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