December 16, 2018

Reid J. Jones

Died March 12, 2018


Reid Jacob Jones, age 14, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Covenant hospital in Saginaw.

He was born in West Branch on May 2, 2003, to Jay Jones and Laurie Beck. Reid lived in West Branch his entire life. He was a freshman at Ogemaw Heights High School and belonged to the FFA and 4-H. Reid attended St. Joseph Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade and he worked at Clemens Dairy Farm for just over a year. He played basketball for St. Joseph Catholic School, baseball for the West Branch Little League and soccer for AYSO. Reid enjoyed riding his dirt bike and four-wheeler, hunting and shooting his bow, and loved his dogs, Hank, Remi and Chopper. He was a jokester and had a big heart.

Reid is survived by his mother, Laurie (Jennifer Strochine) Beck of West Branch; father, Jay (Lori) Jones of Cedar Springs; sisters, Courtney and Arionna; grandmother, Roberta Beck of West Branch; grandparents, Thom and Darlene Jones of West Branch; aunts and uncles, Mark (Kendra) Beck of West Branch, Chad (Lori) Beck of West Branch, Grace (Loren) Caverly of Hale, Katie (Joe) Weber of West Branch, Thom (Danielle) Jones of Kentucky and Teri (Brian) Libs of Ann Arbor; great-grandma, Velma Howell of Florida; godparents, aunt Katie Weber and great-uncle Mark Reid; many cousins and much extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Richard Beck; and great-grandparents.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 2-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Father Patrick Maher will officiate.

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