Gregory Marion Jones, the son of Marion and Margaret (Mathieu) Jones, was born on March 16, 1926, in Sterling, CO. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Holy Family High School in 1943. Greg then entered the United States Army, serving as a radio operator and rifleman in the Philippines and was honorably discharged in 1946. After his discharge, Greg attended and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture and then taught Ag classes for a couple of years before he began farming. Greg also sold Dekalb seed corn for many years. He retired from farming in 2003.