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Community - July 2, 2014

Dr. Jones, Woodside dentist, dies at 85

Dr. Robert Bruce Jones, known as Bruce, a dentist in Woodside for more than 40 years, died at home in EI Dorado Hills, California, on June 23. He was 85.

A native of Rigby, Idaho, he was a veteran of the Korean War, a 1960 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and a lay minister for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

"He literally sacrificed — though he would not call it such — thousands of hours working with those in spiritual, personal and financial need," family members said.

Dr. Jones' Woodside dentist office was just a few doors down from "The Pub." His patients, family members said, spanned from newly arrived, impoverished immigrants from Tonga and Samoa to the rich and famous.

He is survived by Carol, his wife of 64 years; his children: Michael B. Jones of San Jose, Shauna Badger of Provo, Utah, Leslie Jones of Placerville, Larry Jones of Peachtree, Georgia, Jeffrey Jones of Redwood City, Bradley Jones of Napa, and Russell Jones of Placerville; 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

His profession was adopted by several family members. Jeffrey, Bradley and Russell are all dentists, and Leslie is a dental hygienist.

Services will be a private.

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