Capt. Arthur V. Jones

Capt. Arthur V. Jones

December 20, 1928 - January 13, 2005

Capt. Arthur V. Jones

December 20, 1928 - January 13, 2005


Arthur V. Jones was born on December 20, 1928, in Chicago, IL. He died in Irvine, CA. on January 13, 2005 surrounded by his loving family. Art came to the Los Angeles area in 1937 and graduated from Loyola High School in 1946. He received his B.S. in Biology at Loyola University in 1950, where he began a life-long association with the Men’s Basketball program and served as Student Manager as well as player. One of his proudest achievements was to see two children and his oldest granddaughter also graduate from Loyola. He earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from USC in 1958. Art proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-55, including sea service in the Korean War. He continued his military career in the Naval Reserves until 1976, when he retired as a Captain. He served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer for the Hawthorne, CA Naval Reserve Training Center, and as Executive Officer at the Long Beach Naval Reserve Training Center.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara Trudeau Jones, his four children, Cathy Smith and her husband, Zane, Chuck Jones and his wife Pat, Carolyn Sermeño, and Chris Jones and his wife Kim. Grandchildren include Dorsie Beth Smith, Meaghan and Evan Sermeno and Tina, Nicky, Matthew and Sam Jones.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at St. John Neumann Church in Irvine, followed by interment at Riverside National Cemetery.

The family has established the Art Jones Memorial Fund to benefit the current Student Managers, as a way to show our appreciation for the Loyola Marymount Men’s Basketball Program, which meant so much to Art. We request that, in lieu of flowers, donations to this fund be made in his memory, in care of Loyola Marymount University/Donor Relations Office, One LMU Dr., Los Angeles, Ca. 90045.

We love you Daddy. You have the heart of a Lion!

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17 responses to Capt. Arthur V. Jones

  1. All our love, Grandpa.

  2. Erica Sands says:

    I had the honor of meeting Art through his beloved granddaughter, Dorsie Beth Smith. The few times I conversed with Art at family functions it was apparent how his great sense of pride and honor shaped and modeled his family. May Art rest in peace with God and Jesus above and may the Lord bless and protect his family.

  3. Dad,

    You will forever be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Meaghan, Evan and I will miss you tremendously! Thanks for all you’ve done for us. Evan says he was glad to be your first grandson and Meg is wearing her Captain’s eagle as we speak. Know that we will look forward to being together again some day. Until then, we will keep you close in our hearts and take care of Grandma for you!

    All our love,

    Carolyn, Meg, and Evan

    Go Lions!

  4. Adarsh Pun says:

    Dear Chuck & Pat,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. My prayers and best wishes are with you to help you through this difficult time.


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