Obituary: Danny Ray Jones


Danny Ray Jones

July 16, 1950 – January 2, 2023

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Danny Ray Jones on January 2, 2023. Danny fought a long difficult battle with COPD. At the time of his passing Danny was 72 years old. There will be a small informal celebration of life on Saturday January 14, 2–4 p.m., at the Blaine Harbor Boating Center, 235 Marine Drive, Blaine. The family is planning on a large family gathering in his honor in the summer in eastern Washington, time, and location to be determined and announced at a later time. 

Danny was preceded in death by his parents Leo Jones and Pearl Dolan. Danny was from a large family and was also preceded in death by brothers Stanley, Larry Dale, Richard (Dick) and his sister Donna. Danny is survived by brothers Lyle (Bud) Jones, Bill Jones, Mike Jones and his sisters Judy Jones and Kathy Brasfield. With this large family, as one could imagine, there are numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and such that will miss their Uncle Danny and his stories. He also leaves behind some wonderful friends which were such a blessing during the last years of his life. The family would like to recognize Jason Montgomery, Lillith Vine, Gabe Zamora, and Mary Lou Laraia for making such a difference in Danny’s life.

The family would also like to recognize the PeaceHealth palliative care team that worked with Danny. His nurse Dana was amazing with Danny and was a huge help to his family! There was nursing, financial help, spiritual care and a doctor who actually came to the apartment. Truly a blessing for Danny and his family. Thank you to the entire team.

Danny had a love for all things outer space and of the world’s mysteries, aliens, yeti, and the myths and legends of the universe. Documentaries on these subjects were a favorite to enjoy with friends. His sense of humor was contagious, and he will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local food bank or your favorite charity.