Laddie Bruce Jones
Laddie Bruce Jones was born Jan. 10, 1925, to Charles and Dorothea Jones in South Dakota. In 1940, they moved to a farm in Minnesota and he graduated from Pine River High School in 1943.
He married Mary Dabill in 1948. After working on his dad’s farm and then working on a farm in North Dakota, he came back and took over his dad’s farm. Laddie and Mary raised their family on this farm. In 1980, Laddie sold the farm and moved to Oregon to work with son, Doug. Then God called them to work at Flying H Youth Ranch. They worked there nine months a year until his health started failing.
They moved in with Anita, who helped Mary care for him until the Lord took him home to Heaven on Sept. 7, 2013.
Laddie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothea; sisters, Betty Bartel and Bonnie; and brothers, Lester, Kenneth and Gene.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Bill, Patty, Anita, Doug, Liz and Phil; sisters, June Velsvaag and Grace King; and brothers, Chuck and Leland.