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1969 James 2019

James Wesley Jones

May 11, 1969 — February 5, 2019

James Wesley Jones (Wes) was born in Ridgway, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1969, and he
passed away on February 5, 2019. Wes had many accomplishments in his life. After graduation
from Johnsonburg High School, Wes enlisted in the US Navy. He worked onboard an aircraft
carrier, the USS Independence CV-62 as Damage Control DC-2, and is a Veteran of Foreign
War in Desert Shield. Wes had a variety of successful career paths over the years. Upon
fulfillment of his duties with the Navy, Wes studied to become a Medical Assistant and was
employed with Kaiser in San Diego, California. He relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he
studied to become a Fight Attendant for National Airlines. When the airline ceased operations,
Wes enrolled in school to learn to drive a semi truck. His driving career took him through cities
and towns nationwide. He discovered and later settled in the small town of Bayview, Idaho.
Wes worked as a ranch hand, delivered home oxygen to patients, and drove a truck locally
during his early years of living in Idaho. He later studied to get his license for real estate. Wes
Joined Keller Williams Realty of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and held his license there for 8 years.
While working in real estate, Wes also worked as a Security Guard at the Acoustic Research
Development Center for the US Navy in Bayview, Idaho. He became a Contract Carrier for the
US Postal Service and acquired a mail route like no other. Wes delivered mail six days a week
via boat on Lake Pend Oreille, in addition to maintaining the security position and handling real
estate transactions. Once again, Wes returned to school to obtain his Captain’s License in
order to transport passengers on his boat. Eventually, he was able to leave his job as a Security
Guard and start his own business, the Bayview Shuttle. This business was his own creation
and he was more successful than he could have ever imagined. His business enabled him to
regularly meet new people, and he enjoyed many wonderful experiences on the lake. Wes was
humble and kind, and he was a friend to everyone he met. He was well-known and loved by his
He will be sadly and deeply missed by so many people.
Wes was preceded in death by his Father Jerome B. Jones, Paternal Grandparents James W.
Jones and Nellie B. Jones, Maternal Grandparents Joseph Magee and Nina Magee.
Wes is survived by his wife Teresa McQuade, two beautiful daughters Emilie (Jake) Wiemer,
and Amie Jones, his loving mother Patricia A. Jones, an extraordinary sister Tina (Mark) Ritter,
two stepbrothers Jerry (Sue) Jones and Bill (Candy) Jones. Stepdaughter Stacy (Jed) Thies and
two step grandchildren Trevyn Thies and Evelyn DeFur.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 PM.
Bayview Community Center
20298 E. Perimeter Road

Bayview, ID 83803

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