April 26, 2012. Salem, Oregon – The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association extends its sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family of former State Representative Denny Jones who passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Denny Jones, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, was a true leader in Oregon, serving as a two-time president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, represented Eastern Oregon in the House of Representatives for 13 terms and actively supported and advocated for the ranching industry in Oregon.
Denny Jones was a charter member of the Public Lands Council, competed in horse racing and worked as a rancher for his career in Malheur County.
OCA President, Curtis Martin, stated, “Denny Jones was a true leader in Oregon and not only a friend of ranchers and the cattle industry but also of the people who work on the land everyday. Denny had a unique understanding of the issues that we face daily but also believed in the positive economic, social, and environmental impact that this industry and the people involved bring to Oregon. His passing is a monumental loss to our state and we all will miss him greatly. We extend our sympathies to his family and vow to continue to work to preserve, protect and grow Oregon’s cattle industry for the benefit of our state.”