[TCRA] Wesley Jones , 81

Greg w9gdh at chibardun.net
Sun Jun 5 20:00:52 CDT 2005

Wesley Jones , 81, of Shell Lake, died on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at 
Spooner Nursing Home.

He was born on July 8, 1923, in Naugatuck, Conn., to Watson and Selma 
(Peck) Jones and graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1940.

Wesley was a veteran of World War II and fought in the Battle of the 
Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Wesley obtained degrees from the University of Connecticut and 
University of Massachusetts. As a wildlife biologist, he spent most of 
his career working for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, either in 
National Wildlife Refuges Programs or the Animal Damage Control Program.

Wesley married Barbara Hungerford on April 27, 1957, in Plymouth Conn.

His special interests were bird banding, fly fishing, hunting, and 
amateur radio. He was one of the founding members of NORWESCO RACES 
(Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and also of the NORWESCO RACES 
Skyworn volunteer network.

He is survived by his wife, of Shell Lake; his daughter, Lisa (Jim) 
Thompson of Sandy, Utah; his son, Douglas, of Willard, Utah; and twin 
granddaughters, Cheyenne and Hannah Thompson.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Pockat 
Funeral Home in Shell Lake. Waldo Asp will officiate.

Burial of cremains will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial 
Cemetery, Spooner. Military honors will be accorded by the Wisconsin 
Military Honors Team.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Pockat Funeral Home and 
will be held for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of one's choice are 
preferred by the family.

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