BOISE-- Idaho has lost a true statesman, businessman, and school sponsor. Roger Jones passed away in his home on Monday in Glenns Ferry.
Jones was one of the state's most influential and successful businessmen. He was an innovator in the dried potato-flake process. When Proctor and Gamble came to Rupert in 1967 to see his operation, Pringles chips were born and Roger Jones became legendary.
KTVB got a rare opportunity to spend a couple of days with him not long ago, when we stopped at his Carmela Vineyard in Glenns Ferry during our station's live tour.
Roger split his time in recent years between his vineyard and golf course in Glenns Ferry, along with serving as the Idaho Lottery Commission Chairman.
He was also one of the University of Idaho's most dedicated Vandal supporters. Jones was 75.