June 2, 1930—May 10, 2019
Myles Channing Jones, 88, of Longview, WA, passed away Friday, May 10, surrounded by family. Myles was born in Louisville, KY, on June 2, 1930, the second child of Dr. John Lewis Jones and Marie Magleby Jones. His youth was spent in SLC and Seattle. While attending the University of Washington, he met Rosetta (Rosie) Holmes, his lifelong sweetheart. Myles served a 3-year mission in Denmark for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While there, he contracted polio and was not expected to live. Miraculously, he recovered and sent a ring home to his father who then presented it to Rosie and proposed to her on Myles’ behalf. They married Sept. 22, 1953, and had five boys and three girls. Myles graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1959 and joined the Public Health Service serving in Michigan and Alaska as a Senior Surgeon. He went into private practice in Auburn, WA, and lived in the Kent area for 30 years before retiring to Ocala, FL, and then Longview, WA. Myles performed innumerable kindnesses through his medical practice and most especially in his church involvement throughout his life, including service as a beloved Bishop. He was a man of great faith. He loved reading, photography, music, travel, scouting, hiking, skiing, fishing, genealogy, and telling stories. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Rheim Jones; an infant son, Evan Myles Jones; and a great-grandson, Kainoa Jones. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosie; sons Garth Jones, Coby Jones (Jaime), Craig Jones (Jessie), Todd Jones (Emily); and daughters Ann Lang (Gordon), Sarah Johnson (Paul), and J’aime Graff (Nathan); 24 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 30th Ave. building in Longview at 11 a.m.