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Melvin William Jones, 79

| December 23, 2020 1:00 AM

Melvin William Jones (“Bill”) joined our heavenly father on Dec. 18, 2020, at the age of 79. Bill was born in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., on May 23, 1941. He graduated from Okanogan High in 1959 and enlisted in the United States Air Force upon graduation.

On June 2, 1962, he married Janet Eckleberry in Lind, Wash. After a short stint in Southern California they settled in Spokane, in 1966.

Bill was a master jeweler and owned and operated his own jewelry business for more than 40 years. He created family heirlooms for countless families in and around the greater Spokane area.

Bill was a husband, father and friend, and loved by many. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet, three sons, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers and a brother-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 Crestline St. Spokane, WA. 99203, building and grounds fund or Hospice of Spokane.