John Franklin Jones

  • Born: February 3, 1953
  • Died: March 14, 2014
  • Location: Palm Springs, California

Rose Mortuary & Crematory

66424 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Tel. (760) 251-7673

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Franklin Jones, 61, of Palm Springs passed away on March 14, 2014 in Palm Springs, CA. He was born February 3, 1953 to Barbara Schell in French Camp; CA. John married Lina Fernando on December 2, 1982 in Palm Springs and has been married for 31 years. John is survived by his loving wife Lina Jones of Palm Springs; sons Jeremy Jones of Palm Springs and Johnnie Jones of Stockton; daughter-in-law Cynthia Waldo of Stockton; sisters Norma Ruiz of Washington and Rachel Ancheta of Stockton; brothers Mel Dacanay of Washington and Frank Dacanay of Texas; his 8 beautiful grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a Communication and Training Coordinator for Armtec Defense for 28 years. He also served many years as a Children's Ministry Director in Palm Desert. John had a passion for working with children and bringing them to God. He also had a passion for music and used his talents in his ministry work. John was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, and friend to many and brought joy to whomever was in his presence. John will be missed dearly by many. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:00am at Valley Christian Assembly, 73-979 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92261. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Valley Christian Assembly: Vacation Bible School 2014. Contact: Lina Jones (760)902-5613 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry and sad to hear about your loss but so blessed we had the opportunity to know you all and John. he was such a wonderful, kindhearted and loving man. Heaven is an angel richer.

Posted by Mickey Everett - Palm Springs, CA - Friend   March 22, 2014

We may have not met and you have not met your grandchild. But I know for sure that they will like you alot... I know for sure that you are up there with HIM watching over us...

Posted by Sonny Fernando - Manila - Nephew   March 21, 2014

We are so sad to know that John has passed away, he had such an impact on so many people at Armtec. We know that he is surrounded by angels, because he was such an angel to others while on this earth. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Victoria Lindsey - Coachella, CA - coworker, mgr   March 18, 2014

Dear Lina,

I am so sorry about your loss. I knew John from Armtec and he was a great person. He loved life and was a blessing to all. May the Lord give you and your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Posted by Leonor Diaz - Indio, CA - Friend   March 18, 2014


Lina and Jeremy,
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you.

John,s memory will always bring a smile in my heart. He was a good, generous, loving man. He was always ready to give help to anyone in need. He will be remember by all of us fortunate to know him. May he rest in peace in our Lord's arms.

Posted by Evelyn Hernandez - Cathedral City, CA - friend   March 18, 2014

I so sorry for your loss Lina. God Bless you in your hour of sorrow.

Posted by Maggie Martinez - Bermuda Dunes, CA - Friend   March 18, 2014


God blessed this world with John. He touched so many lifes. His memory will always live on in our hearts.

Posted by GRAYCE TEVES - Palm Springs, CA - Friend   March 18, 2014

Dear Lina, may the good and beautiful memories of your loving husband help to alleviate the sorrow for his departure, God bless you and your family.


Martha Valentin

Posted by Martha Valentin - Cathedral City, CA - Lina Jones' co-worker   March 18, 2014