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Gomer L. Jones

Gomer Lawrence Jones passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005. He was born to William and Florence Jones on July 27, 1914, in Modesto, Calif. He was raised in Kingman. After graduating high school, Gomer worked in the Gold Standard mines, at the Clack Dairy, and at the Mohave Miner newspaper office. He later bought the Weber Bread Co. in Kingman. In 1941, Gomer moved to Las Vegas and bought a hog farm on the land where North Main St. and North Las Vegas Blvd. now intersect. He contracted with hotels and the Las Vegas Army Air Field (Nellis Air Base) for their disposal waste for his animals. On May 12, 1944, Gomer and his wife, Pauline, bought 16 acres of land at 1001 N. Main Street and developed a modern mobile home park. He also owned and operated the Nevada Sand and Gravel Co., engaged in mobile home sales, and was vice-president of Leprechaun Mining and Chemical Inc. After the death of his wife in 1966, he discontinued management of the mobile home business, instead working as a plumber and repairman of mobile homes until his retirement. Mr. Jones will be buried in graveyard services at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

Surviving Mr. Jones are his children, Sierra Sue Osgood of Jackson, Miss., Delmar Lawrence Jones of Tampa, Fla., and Elizabeth L. Dhabolt and Cheri Almaraz, both of Las Vegas; his siblings, Mary Jane Fancher of Vista, Calif., Clara Share of Jupiter, Fla., and Reese M. Jones of Banning, Calif. He has seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.