Stephen T. Jones, 66, of Castle Rock, Colo., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Castle Rock, Colo., after losing a courageous battle with cancer.
Steve, the son of Donald E. and Roberta Faye (Nelson) Jones, was born on Aug. 15, 1947, in Newton, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Robinson on Aug. 15, 1969, in Newton, Iowa. Steve was a 1965 graduate of Newton High School, and attended and played baseball at the University of Iowa. He served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975. Steve owned and operated Jones Homebuilders in Newton, Iowa; Diamond Ice Inc. in Newton, Iowa; and most recently was an inspector of subsidized housing for the federal government, which he did part time in his retirement.
Steve was a devoted and caring family man. He always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and his many friends. He enjoyed sports and coaching his son’s baseball teams in the earlier years, playing golf, hunting, fishing and was a diehard Iowa Hawkeye football fan.
Steve was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1270 in Newton, Iowa, and the Moose Lodge in Aitkin, Minn., where he had spent the past several years enjoying his lake cabin in the summer months.
Those left to honor Steve’s memory are his wife, Nancy of Castle Rock, Colo.; his son, Chris of Castle Rock, Colo.; his daughter-in-law, Jenny of Castle Rock, Colo.; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Brooke and Ben of Castle Rock, Colo.; his mother, Roberta Jones of Newton, Iowa; extended family members, his many friends and his faithful companion, Toby. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Jones. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held for Steve at the Elks Lodge in Newton from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Please join us for great memories, fellowship and refreshments.