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Eric C. Jones

June 2, 1970 - October 3, 2017

MONMOUTH – Eric passed away peacefully at home due to complications from cancer. He was 47 at the time of his death.

Eric was born in The Dalles, Oregon, to Robert W. and Darla S. (Andrews) Jones. He grew up in Valsetz, Oregon, and moved to Corvallis in his teens.  Eric attended Cheldelin Middle School and Crescent Valley High School. He worked as a Real Estate Office Coordinator in Santa Cruz, California in the 1990’s.  He was a Deputy Registrar and Union Rep for the Benton County Health Department.

Eric had excellent culinary and landscaping skills. He was a very energetic, warm hearted, artistic, charismatic and loving person who adored the West Coast and all of nature’s beauty.

He is survived by his parents Robert & Darla; brother Bill of Monmouth and his daughter Brittney; brother Nick and his wife Charlene and sons Cody and Casey of Corvallis; partner and best friend Ken Gouveia;  grandfather Stan Jones; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

At Eric's request, private services will be held at a later date.  His family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Bud Pierce and the Salem Hospital RN’s, CNA’s and others for the compassionate care they gave Eric. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at .  Services entrusted to Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Eric’s Dear Ones,

I send you comfort in your time of loss. I wanted you to know that Eric has been a dear friend since we met in high school. I’d like to share with you some of the reasons I loved him. He was my confidante when I had boy trouble. A great dancer and lover of music. Enthusiastic, fun, gorgeous, fashionable, caring, affectionate and always cooler than I was. We shared an uncomplicated, reliable, loving, enduring friendship. 

The attached photo was taken at our 25 year CV reunion four years ago. We attended it together and had the greatest time! We calmed each others’ nerves and laughed like crazy on the way there and home. 

We didnt see each other often, but it was entirely joyful when we did. I am deeply saddened by Eric’s passing, and can only hope he knew he had loving friends who cared for him so much. I already miss his sweetness, laughter and great hugs. 

Wishing you solace through your sorrow,
Sharon Rackham King

Eric was a sweet and gentle soul and had such a love of life.  I remember his energy and how he always greeted you with a big welcoming smile and a big hug.  He had so many talents and creativity gifts.  

He fought so hard but it was not meant to be.  I know he felt so loved that all in his family pulled together and someone was always there with him.  He is now free.   I like to think God has a new angel.  

I pray that wonderful memories will comfort everyone during this difficult time.