Elmer Luther Jones Jr. was born March 14, 1943, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara California. He is the son of Elmer Sr. and Charlotta Jones. He passed thru the veil Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Infinity Hospice Care Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada with his son, Darby Jones, by his side. He succumbed to his battle with diabetes in his decision to stop all dialysis.
Growing up Years: Elmer lived on Puesta Del Sol in the big blue house with his parents and brothers. After High School he joined the Navy for two years aboard the USS Brooke DEG1. Elmer Jr. worked for Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) and Delco Electronics. Elmer retired from SBRC and Delco (Hughes) after 35 years of service. At the end of his Delco career, he spent 3 years working all over Canada on the 25mm Gun. Elmer was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and highly decorated achieving the highest level as an Eagle Scout and then continued his achievements as a Boy Scout Leader and Scout Master. He spent a lot of time scouting locally as well as taking a scout group to the National Jamboree. He also trained many other adults to be Boy Scout Leaders and achieved the Wood Badge which is the most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. The training course is rich in Scouting history and tradition. Elmer also received the Silver Beaver award which is given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
Education: Pepperdine University, Bachelor’s Degree, Administrative Science ’77; Santa Barbara City College, Associate of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering ’73.
Career: Electronics Technician PO 3rd Class, US Navy, USS BROOKE DEG-1, San Diego, CA (July 1965-July 1967); General Motors AC/DRL (September 1967-March 1968); Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC), Electronics Engineer (March 1968-April 1989); Delco Systems, Senior Engineer (April 1989-April 1998); Hendry Telephone Products, Senior Compliance Engineer (March 1998-June 2002).
Family: Elmer married Marcia Elaine Mixen in January 1966. They were blessed with two sons, Elmer Luther Jones III (Buellton, CA) and Richard Lee Jones (Smyrna, TN). In October 1972, Elmer married Judith Campbell; he adopted Judy’s daughter, Aimee Lisette (Jones) and John Aartman (Llano, CA) and they were blessed with a son, Darby Lowell and Michelle Jones (Santa Barbara, CA). In May 1986 Elmer married Diane Rae Morrison whose children: Dennis and Kim Wright (Pleasant Grove, UT), Matthew Brian and Helena Morrison (Tucson, AZ), Melanie Marie Morrison and Will Herron (Brooktrails, CA), and Scott Kenneth Morrison (deceased) combined for a family of eight children. With this large family he was blessed with 23 grandchildren: Shannon, Cassidy, Shiloh, Phoenix, Adrean, Alex, Shelby, Cassie, Lindsey, Daniel, Serena, LisaRenee, Michalae, Chris, Darby Jr., Devin, McKenna, Walker, Weston, Maitlyn, Tryston, Corbin, Kaesyn and two great grandchildren: Amari and Isabella.
Elmer is survived by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and brother Robert Edward Jones Sr. and a nephew and nieces.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 4 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1002 Burkholder Blvd, Henderson, NV 89015. Visitation will be held prior from 3pm to 4pm. Elmer is being laid to rest on April 18, 2022, in the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California. Elmer is joining his Wife, Parents, and Brother in this cemetery. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com