Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 12, 2013
Dele Jones

Obit Dele Jones (1)Dele Ruth Jones, 82, of Lofgreen, passed away peacefully and was reunited with her loved ones on Feb. 9, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 15, 1930 in Francis to William and Alta Atkinson Jones. Dele attended school in Francis and Eureka. She married Joseph L. Jones on July 15, 1947 in Salt Lake City and they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Together they had five children: Larry Jones of Lofgreen, Kathy (Dave) McOmie of Grantsville, Jeff Jones of Lofgreen, Sandra (Bill) Hansen of Eureka, and 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 Ground and was a CNA at the LDS Hospital. Dele is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, sister Mickey (Keith) Atherley of Grantsville, and her loving dog “Sparky.” She was Obit Dele Jones (2)preceded in death by her husband Joe, son Steven, parents Bill and Alta “Tone” Jones, and 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 Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Vernon LDS Chapel. Viewings will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Family Mortuary, 66 S. 300 East in Santaquin, and Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment, Vernon Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

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