Alpheus E. Jones Sr. (1940 – 2018)

Alpheus Edwin Jones Sr. was born July 8, 1940 in the Tulalip Old Hospital and entered into rest on August 5, 2018. He was a commercial fisherman, and would fish with Wheatie on Sarah Jean and Skipper on the Night Owl, salmon ceremony fish cooker, and enjoyed traveling, playing basketball, softball, and hardball. Alpheus coached the Tulalip Chiefs and Tulalip co-ed team and The Bad Company Youth Basketball team. He was inducted into the NIAA Hall of Fame in 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Louella and numerous family members, as well as special grandchild, Dontae Wayne Jones. He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Jones of 53 years, as well as his children, Charlie and Roxanne, Jeff Jones Sr., Alpheus Jones Jr., Dana Jones, Luella Ann and Leon Enick, and Allison Jones; siblings, Stanley and JoAnn Jones Sr., Virginia Carpenter, Dawn Simpson, Joy Lacey, Dale Jones and Barbara Jones, Marvin Jones, Richard Jones and Toby Jones, Delmer and Bev Jones, Virginia Cross, Lorraine Cross, Marlene Cross, George Cross Jr.; granddaughter, Brittany Nelson-Jones; and numerous grand-children and great-grand-children. Special Caretaker Bernard Duplessis. He also leaves behind his special cat, Simba. Visitation will be held on August 9, 2018 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith will be at 6pm at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral service will be August 10, 2018 at 10am at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.