Child actor Dick Jones passed away Monday at his home in Northridge, CA, at the age of 87. Dick and his lovely wife Betty were long time members of the Way Out West Tent attending countless meetings and banquets since the early 1980’s including a couple of Babes in Toyland reunions (one held at the Egyptian Theatre).
Dick was always a classy gentleman, accommodating members with autographs and photographs.
I spoke with Dick on Thursday to work out his attendance at Laurel and Hardywood as he was to appear at the farewell brunch. He was looking forward to meeting everyone and attending his first international convention of the Sons. Sunday afternoon, I spoke with him as he was unable to attend due to Betty having a slight fall. He wished the Sons well and said he was sorry he missed “the shingding.”
Dick was a great guy and will be missed by Sons and fans. I will always cherish my memories of him at WOW meetings, Lone Pine events and private get togethers.
Dick joins fellow Babes in Toyland stars Angelo Rossito and Henry Brandon at a Way Out West Tent meeting.
God bless you Dick!