Michael
Jones, Michael Dean, (Mick), an 11 year resident of the Lomita area, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Los Angeles. Born in Fort Collins, CO, Mick was 48 when he died. Mick was a past member of LA Hog Chapter #1 and the San Jose Squid Hunters riding group. Mick attended San Jose State University and De Anza College in San Jose as well as attending Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Northridge, CA. Mick's interests included motorcycle racing, mechanic, and research and development work. Mick also had a love for the outdoors where he spent free time in Alaska hunting and fishing with friends. Mick is survived by mother, Jodell Hamlin of College Station, TX, brother, Kevin Jones, and niece and nephew, Kyla and Brent Jones of Carlisle, PA. He was preceded in death by father, Darwin (Ed) Jones and brother Steve Jones. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Chapel on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm with a reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 6:00pm.

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  1. Mick was a good friend and will be missed. I have many memories of our racing days together. Speed safely my friend. God speed.

  2. Dear Jodell, Bernie, Kevin, Claudine, Kyla and Brent, Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel in the loss of your son,brother and uncle . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and painful time.You are greatly loved.

  3. We will miss our friend Mick. Miss his willing attitude, his robust laugh and enthusiasm, his late night calls, cheery smile and strong sense of self. He knew what he liked and lived life pursuing HIS dreams, no one else’s. There are bays and places in Southeast Alaska where Mick stories will live forever. He was a loyal friend who stood by in good times and in bad times. He was a great mechanic, fisherman, hunter and motorcycle enthusiast. We will miss our true friend Mick Jones.

  4. Speaking for the entire LA #1 Chapter, we’ll all miss Mick and his ever-present smiling face. He was a legitimate tough guy in the toughest of circumstances, but he was always positive and optimistic about his life. It was a pleasure to have known him and the world is now missing one of the real “good guys.”

  5. My Dear Friend Mick, you will be so very missed. I will miss our morning hello’s and that wonderful smile of your’s. You were such a great person and I just can’t put into words how very special you were to me. Thank you for your friendship and God Bless you. Now you can ride as fast as you want and never have to look back. Until we meet again I will always remember our special times. You’ll always be in my heart. Love, Jane

  6. Jodel & Family, We are so very for the loss of your son and brother, Mick. We aren’t suppose to bury our children, but we do understand the ache and the hole that is in your heart– for the second time. Our love and prayers are with you.

  7. Dear Jodell: I was so shocked to read of Mick’s death. Was he the one that had cancer earlier, and is that what ended his life? You have been through this before, and you know HOW HARD it is to bury your child. We are SO sorry–please accept our sympathy. We attended a funeral yesterday for a young 50 year old that died from cancer—just isn’t right. We will be thinking & praying for you. Love, Duane & Ramona

  8. Mick Jones was a strong man that fought to live his life the way he wanted. The last week has been rough, as a result I’ll see the world and people differently, I will be stronger, but nowhere near as strong as Mick was as he fought through the toughest challenges that I could never imagine, he lived his situation with all he had to give. My introduction to riding dirt bikes was aligned with meeting Mick. I bought a cheap heap of a motorcycle to take on camping trips to the sequoias and baja. The smartest thing I did was buy a Kawasaki – something that Mick knew inside and out, after a couple months, every single fastener, seal, bearing was replaced on my bike, everything was gone through. Mick walked me through every step of every procedure and with his experience by my side I managed to take that bike as far as the gas tank would let me and it never left me stranded. Mick turned the purchase of a beat-up bike into an enjoyable entrance to a new hobby –Mick will forever be remembered by me as I continue to enjoy the sport that he played a large part in enabling me to enter. I hope you have found yourself in a better place Mick. I have no comprehension of the pain you have experienced.

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