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Dele Ruth Jones, 82, of Lofgreen, Utah passed away peacefully and was reunited with her loved ones on February 9, 2013 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 15, 1930 in Francis, Utah to William and Alta Atkinson Jones.
Dele attended school in Francis and Eureka. She married Joseph L. Jones July 15, 1947 in Salt Lake City and they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Together they had 5 children; Larry Jones, Lofgreen, Kathy (Dave) McOmie, Grantsville, Jeff Jones, Lofgreen, Sandra (Bill) Hansen, Eureka, and a son, Steven, who preceded her in death at an early age. Dele and her family lived in Mammoth, Magna and Vernon before permanently residing in Lofgreen for the past 40 years.
Dele dedicated her entire life to the love of her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and the great outdoors including fishing, camping, hunting, dancing and horseback riding. She was an avid homemaker, seamstress and loved reading books and playing cards. Dele also owned/managed the Vernon Store for a short period of time, worked at Dugway Proving Grounds and was a CNA at the LDS Hospital.
Dele is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a sister Mickey (Keith) Atherley, of Grantsville, and her loving dog "Sparky". She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, son, Steven, her parents, Bill and Alta "Tone" Jones, and a sister, Jackie Larsen.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to those who made the many visits and phone calls during her illness, Dr. Holt for the many years of professional health care, and to the excellent care given by the staff of Vista Care Hospice and Parkway Health Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 11:00 am at the Vernon LDS Chapel. Viewings will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at the Brown Family Mortuary, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 am at the church prior to services. Interment, Vernon Cemetery.
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