Philip F. Jones
Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Philip F. Jones passed away on Friday, April 22 in Edmonds, WA, after a sudden illness. He was 91.
Born in Boston, MA, on January 17, 1920, the family soon moved to Los Angeles. Phil graduated from the University of Southern California and enlisted in the Marine Corps as an officer with the outbreak of World War II. He was wounded in combat and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart.
Upon his return stateside he married Mary Lou Anhalt of Glendale on April 21, 1945, at Holy Family Church. He entered USC School of Law and went into private practice as a lawyer in the San Fernando Valley. Phil and Mary Lou eventually settled in the city of San Fernando where they raised their six children. Phil successfully ran for the San Fernando city council where he served two terms, twice as the mayor. In 1975, he was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court.