Troy Harrison Jones

September 15, 1969 - March 12, 2021

Troy Harrison Jones

September 15, 1969 - March 12, 2021


Troy, 51, passed away March 12, 2021 at his home in Bellingham, Washington.  He is survived by his mother, Mayrus Helberg, his father Richard (Wanda) Jones, brother Jeffrey (Jennifer) Jones, stepdad Rick (Fran) Helberg, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Troy was known as the “Friendliest kid in town” around Bellingham where he grew up and graduated from Bellingham High School. Troy’s world included friends and staff at his home, his church family, SPIN dances, Camp Horizon staff and campers, Special Olympics staff and Olympians, friends at work, the Library, the Mall, and most of the downtown merchants, bus drivers, Firemen, Policemen, and Military, and the people of Bellingham.

Troy lived for each and every day! People have said that without knowing it, he taught compassion and how to accept others. He had a positive personality and harmless demeanor.  These traits allowed him to be a friend to all.

His wide range of interests included balloons, reading and collecting commercial and military aircraft books, listening to rock and roll music and concerts (sometimes playing his Air Guitar), watching action and adventure movies, rooting for the Seahawks and Mariners, the WWE, hiking, going to aircraft museums and air shows, and enjoying plays and concerts with his Mom.

We’ll remember Troy for his smile, enthusiasm, curiosity and being able to talk to anyone about anything.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hope in Christ church at 710 E Sunset in Bellingham at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 27, 2021.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Lions Camp Horizon.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: March 27, 2021 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Hope In Christ Church
  • Location: 710 E. Sunset Dr. Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Troy Harrison Jones

  1. Jen bonstein says:

    I went to high school with Troy and he was such a nice guy. My first date with my husband we ran into Troy and the 3 of us talked for a long time. The way my husband respected and talked to Troy was one of the reasons I fell in love with him. I hope his family knows how many people loved Troy.

  2. Joan Tierney says:

    I am very saddened to learn of Troys passing. My son and I met Troy and his Mother when our 2 boys were little. My son also has Williams Syndrome. Over the years, Shawn and I always enjoyed running into Troy when he was out and about downtown. It was SO much fun to catch up on what he was doing in his life. Shawn especially loved it when he would get to see Troy at Camp Horizon. You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved son.

  3. Mayrus, my heart breaks for you. So sorry to see Troy has left us, but never forgotten. Troy was a shining star to all who knew him.

  4. Troy was an amazing person loved by many, especially his family. He was inquisitive and caring and so interested in other people. I remember Rick and Mayrus always said that Troy always knew people wherever they went because he was so friendly and outgoing, which made sense in Bellingham. However, once we were on a fishing trip way up in Canada, and when we walked out of our cabins, some stranger (to us) yells Hi to Troy across the way! The rest of us just looked at each other and laughed.
    My adult kids knew Troy 20 plus years ago and still remember him fondly because he was that kind of person, he left a positive memory with anyone who was lucky enough to know him.
    He is loved and I know that he will be so missed by all that knew him but particularly by Mayrus, Rick, and Jeff.

  5. Troy’s spirit and enthusiasm for life were contagious. He was one of the happiest people I have ever met. He inspired me to love life and find joy in all the little things. I couldn’t help but smile when he was around. He will be missed dearly.

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