May 11, 1969 – February 05, 2019
James Wesley (Wes) Jones, 49, passed away on February 5, 2019 at his home in Bayview, ID.
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 community.
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.
SERVICES: Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 PM.
Bayview Community Center 20298 E. Perimeter Road Bayview, ID 83803