June 2, 1970 — October 3, 2017

Eric passed away peacefully at home due to complications from cancer. He was 47 at the time of his death.

Eric was born in The Dalles to Robert W. and Darla S. (Andrews) Jones. He grew up in Valsetz and moved to Corvallis in his teens. Eric attended Cheldelin Middle School and Crescent Valley High School.


He worked as a Real Estate Office Coordinator in Santa Cruz, California in the 1990’s.

He was a Deputy Registrar and Union Rep for the Benton County Health Department.

Eric had excellent culinary and landscaping skills. He was a very energetic, warm hearted, artistic, charismatic and loving person who adored the West Coast and all of nature’s beauty.

He is survived by his parents Robert and Darla; brothers Bill of Monmouth and his daughter Brittney, Nick and his wife Charlene and sons Cody and Casey of Corvallis; partner and best friend Ken Gouveia; grandfather Stan Jones; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

At Eric’s request, private services will be held at a later date.


Eric’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Bud Pierce and the Salem Hospital RN’s, CNA’s and others for the compassionate care they gave Eric.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services entrusted to Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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