Jonathan Edward Zook went to be with the Lord on November 6th, 2009, at the age of 31. He was born July 11, 1978, in Aberdeen, Washington.
Jonathan got his nickname, Jon Jon, from his big brother Robert. When Robert was four he had a hard time or didn’t like saying Jonathan, so he renamed him Jon Jon. Jon Jon lived the first year of his life in Hoquiam, Washington, where he was close to his dad’s family.
Late in 1979, he moved to Sonora, Texas and has been here ever since, except for a few adventures.
Jon Jon had a real love for the cowboy life. He loved every aspect of it from dawn to dusk. He didn’t even mind getting out in the freezing cold to take care of business.
Jon Jon was in 4-H and FFA in high school. He wanted to do rodeo but never could talk mom and dad into it.
Jon Jon was active in Scouting. He started as a Wolf and finished, at that time, as the youngest scout to obtain Eagle rank.
Jon Jon loved the outdoors and everything it had to offer. I don’t know anyone that could be as patient as he was when it came to fishing and hunting. His favorite place to go fishing was the ranch his grandmother has in Mason County. When it comes to hunting I don’t think there was any header or mesquite flat he didn’t know like the back of his hand. He always seemed to know where the deer and turkey were.
Jon Jon graduated from Sonora High School in 1996 and then went on to Sweetwater, where he became a certified diesel mechanic.
Jon Jon wasn’t afraid of work. He was always working on something. He worked as a mechanic in and out of the oilfield, but his dream job was being a cowboy on a ranch.
In 1998, he married the love of his life, Arianna Luna. Together, they had three beautiful children: Carter, Trinity, and Hagen.
As time went by, Jon Jon met many good friends. He never knew a stranger and would always stop whatever he was doing to help someone in need.
Jon Jon will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his community.
Jon Jon is survived by his three children, Carter, Trinity, and Hagen; his father and mother, John and Evelyn Zook; his brother and best friend, Robert and wife Irma; grandmother, Nancy Jones of Shelton, Washington; aunts, uncles, lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is also survived by Monica, Christa, and Courtney.
Graveside services were Friday, November 13, 2009, at 3 p.m. in Sonora Cemetery.