Welden Jones, 81, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Brookdale, Latrobe. Born February 25, 1943, in Manor, the son of the late Thomas Jones and Eleanor (Lauffer) Jones. He was also preceded by special brother-in-law, Alan Smith of Chattanooga, TN. Welden was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the varsity marching band. He loved Pitt football and basketball, having had season tickets for both teams for many years. He also was an avid Steeler fan. After graduation from Pitt., Welden was a teacher for the Hempfield Area School District for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer. Welden was a member of Ligonier Country Club for 28 years, and was senior club champion several times. He found joy traveling to Myrtle Beach, where he had the opportunity to play over 80 golf courses over the years. He also enjoyed bowling with the retired Hempfield Teacher's Bowling League. One of the great joys of his life was traveling to Chattanooga, TN, to visit his niece and two special great-nieces. Most enjoyable were the many trips to Disney World with his Chattanooga family, plus the many holidays, birthdays, and graduations spent with them. He was so proud of his niece, Dr. Lisa Smith; and two great-nieces, Camilla and Alana, who are now both attending Auburn University. Welden is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Lou (Bussard) Jones; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Smith; niece, Dr. Lisa Smith; and her husband, Dr. David Bruce; and special great-nieces, Camilla and Alana Zavala all of Chattanooga, TN. He is also survived by many special cousins who meant a lot to him. Per Welden's wishes there will be no visitation. Interment will be in West Newton Cemetery. All arrangements are being made by KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 North Main St., Greensburg, PA. A donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Assocaition, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011, or to the Manor Presbyterian Church, 13 Broadway Ave., Manor, PA 15665, in memory of Welden. We also would like to thank our life long friends, Mary and Raymond Spoonhoward and Phyllis Miller, who were by our side during this long and difficult journey. Also, two special neighbors, Karen Douglas and Joyce Voytovich, who were there with comforting words and acts of kindness. Many thanks to Bridges Hospice for their compassionate care given to Welden in his final days. May he rest in peace. A life well lived. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com. To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.