Friday, August 21, 2020

Darren Vernon Jones of Angels Camp

    Darren Vernon Jones of Angels Camp passed away on August 6, 2020. He was born

in Oakdale to Mary Louise Smith Jones and Lester Vernon Jones.

   Darren is survived by his wife Brenda, son Tim Jones, mother Mary Louise Jones Ardito, all of Angels Camp, son Travis Rankin of Georgia and brother Brian Jones (Terrie) of Carson City, Nevada.

  Darren spent the early years of his childhood in Livermore and Pleasanton, where he attended both elementary and high school.

   He also attended Bret Harte High School for one year and then Columbia College where he took auto mechanic classes.

   On October 8, 1995 he married his wife of nearly 25 years, Brenda Payton and became "Dad" to his stepson Travis, born 10/23/91. Their son Tim Jones was born 11/2/97.

   Darren was employed by Arnold Rental before he moved his family to Gardnerville, Nevada in 1996 where he worked for Les Schwab and Midas.

   Upon their return to Calaveras in 2000 he once again went to work for Arnold Rental in Angels Camp. He spent the last 11 years working at Bret Harte High School in maintenance and groundskeeping.

   Darren loved fishing, NASCAR, golfing, softball and camping, but most of all he loved his family. He could always be counted on to be of service to others and always with a fantastic smile that would light up the darkest moments.

   A Celebration of Darren's Life will be held as soon as it is allowed.  Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangement.




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