Obituaries — July 25, 2018

Dennis Carl Heier

Dennis Carl Heier died at age 79 at his Sequim home on July 11, 2018.

Heier was born Nov. 27, 1938.

A private family service has been scheduled.

Winson Jones

November 5, 1925-July 9, 2018

Winson Jones, a prominent Northwest real estate investment broker, died July 9, 2018, due to cancer. Winson was born November 5, 1925 at Chalmers, Indiana. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force and served as a top-turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber during World War II. Following training, mostly at the age of 18, he flew 35 missions over Europe with the 451st Bomb Group (15th Air Force) operating from a base in Southern Italy. On his very first mission his Bomb Group encountered heavy opposition from German fighter planes, resulting in the loss of 9 of the 27 bombers participating. His Bomb Group received the Presidential Unit Citation for this mission. During his war service, his Bomb Crew survived a forced landing off Yugoslavia and hundreds of flak holes in its plane. While there were two casualties, all crew members survived. Winson always considered this experience to be the most difficult challenge of his lifetime, coupled with the feeling that he subsequently was more or less living on borrowed time. He served as Manager for four National Reunions of the 451st Bomb Group.

Following World War II, Winson attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and played on the Ernie Pyle American Legion Post basketball team. He graduated with high distinction in the upper one percent of his class in 1949 and commenced his business career as a Certified Public Accountant in Chicago. He became a General Partner with Alexander Grant & Company and served as a consultant for several years during the Eisenhower Administration in Washington, D. C. His assignments included coordinating the development and installation of an electronic data payment system for processing the Post Office Department’s payroll of 500,000 employees. During this period, he attended functions in the White House and met three U.S. presidents and their wives.

In 1961, Winson was transferred to Seattle as managing partner of his firm’s Northwest office. He subsequently served as Chief Financial Officer for the Isaacson Corporation and before retiring in 2005 had been President of Jones & Murphy Incorporated for many years. He was primarily involved with investing in large apartment and condominium complexes in the West Coast area.

Winson was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Sunland Golf & Country Club at Sequim, where he and his wife maintained a second home. He was also the coordinator of twenty-five golfers known as the Jones Group at the Willows Run Golf Club at Redmond.

He is survived by his wife Diane of Sequim, a daughter Marsha of Kirkland, a son Michael (Kathy) of Champaign, Illinois, a son Craig (Jennine) of Lynnwood and two step children, Susan (Sandy) Gordon of Sequim and David Fisher of San Diego, California, along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Internment is at Sequim View Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested for Seattle Millionaires Club, the Union Gospel Mission, or Project Hope.

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