Roger Dean Jones was born in Woodruff, Kansas, January 11, 1930 to parents, Reverend Harrison Morton and Ruby (Achen) Jones. The family lived in Imperial, NE., after Woodruff, Kansas and then Oconto, NE., before moving to Cambridge, NE in 1944. Roger met Dorothy Anne Lockenour in Cambridge and they were married June 12, 1951 in her parents' home, Monte and Jeanie Lockenour, which at that time was the Lockenour Mortuary.
Roger was called by the United States Army to serve his country in November 1951. He came through Cambridge for a visit in May of 1952 before being shipped to Okinawa, Japan where he did work with the United States Army Signal Corp. He returned to Cambridge in October of 1953. At that time, he resumed his job at the Twin Valley Public Power District, where he had started working in May of 1948.
Roger worked 30 years outside repairing lines and 15 years in the office ordering supplies. He retired January 31, 1995, but was called back to help supervise the rebuilding of electric lines after the ice storm of 2007. During his retirement he spent many hours scanning pictures for family and friends and transferring them to flash drives.
Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in May 2010; his parents; two brothers; his sister; and two nephews.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Neil) Carlson of Axtell, NE; his son, Keith (Christine) Jones of Omaha, NE; five grandchildren: Brandon (Arielle) Carlson of Maryland, Dustin (Melissa) Carlson of Malvern, Iowa, Steven (Christine) Carlson of Lincoln, NE., Cayle (David) Burbach of Avoca, NE., Kyle (Olivia) Jones of Wisconsin; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margie Petersen and several nieces and nephews.
The casket will not be open, but family has asked that friends may sign a book on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary from noon to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge with Rev. Gale Dorn officiating. Interment following in Fairview Cemetery of Cambridge with Military Honors by the Nebraska National Guard Honors team. Memorials may be given in Roger’s name to either the Philip Young Lineman Scholarship or the Butler Memorial Library of Cambridge. Friends may leave condolences at lockenour.com.
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