Saturday , January 13, 2018 - 10:00 PM
August 6, 1921 ~ January 8, 2018
The Master conductor called "All Aboard," Tuesday evening January 8, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Herman Jones, climbed aboard peacefully for his final train ride.
Herman was the fourth of nine children born to David (Nook) Jones and Allie Tillman on August 6, 1921, in Heflin, Louisiana, where he was reared and educated.
In 1940, he relocated to Ogden, Utah. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad Dining Car Department as a cook. Herman served in the United States Army during World War II. He returned back to work for the railroad, retiring after 39 years as a chef cook. Herman started a second career with the Ogden Golf & Country Club in 1984 and worked another 24 years.
He married his soul mate, Hazel L. James, on July 18, 1952, in Ogden, Utah. They shared 66 years together.
Herman was an active member of New Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years.
He was an active member of the American Legion for 70 years, and the last surviving charter member of Pioneer Post #66, moving his membership to Baker Merrill Post #9 in the late 90s. He has received many awards and honors during his lifetime.
Herman's interests include spending quality time with family and friends, golfing, fishing, and working in his yard, which he kept beautiful at all times. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, they have seen much of the United States and enjoyed several cruises. His greatest joy was his family, he was able to provide all of them with treasured memories of times together. He taught us all the gift of love.
He is survived by his wife, daughters: Gloria Jean Walls, and Debra L. Taylor of Ogden, UT; Linda Craft of Dallas, TX; Katherine (Kevin) Winters of San Antonio, TX; Jean Sawyer, Omaha, NE; 18 grandkids; 19 great-grandkids, and three great-great-grandkids; one sister, Ida Cash; sister-in-law, Ann Tarrant and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one child; his parents; five brothers and three sisters.
Thanks to the staff at South Ogden Post-Acute, for the love and care they showed Herman for the past 18 months. Special thanks to the Johnson family for being so kind to him. You were like a second family to Herman.
A viewing will be held at the New Zion Baptist Church, 2935 Lincoln Avenue, Wednesday, January17, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the New Zion Baptist Church Building fund in memory of Herman.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.
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