On the evening of Aug. 15, 2013, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away. Dad was born on Sept. 4, 1939, in Nephi, Utah, to Vic and Alberta Jones. He was the youngest of nine children and was taught at a very young age the value of hard work. Dad married Linda Ann Garfield on Oct. 27, 1961, in the Manti LDS Temple. They enjoyed 49 years together until her passing in 2010. Together they raised three children. During one of Dad’s many trips to Logan, Utah, he met Kathy Johnston, their friendship bloomed and on June 5, 2013, they married. Dad was much respected in all of his business ventures. Honesty was one of his greatest traits. After retirement, he chose to become a farmer. He loved working the land and caring for the livestock. Nothing made him more proud than to watch his grandchildren work hard alongside him. He loved each of us unconditionally and would always take the time to share his advice.
Survived by his wife Kathy; three children, Cheryl (Byron) Gudmundson, Scott (Bonnie) and Jason (Bobbie); stepson David (Sarah) Johnston; 12 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; sisters Melba Bowen, Barbara (Larry) Hansen, Darlene Anderson; sisters-in-law Dorothy Jones and Pat (Bill) Sutherland; and brother-in-law Tom (Mary) Garfield. Preceded in death by first wife Linda; and both parents. We would like to thank the staff at the Franklin County Medical Center and the U of U Medical Center for all they have done for us over the past several days.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in the Bountiful 12th Ward, 1476 N. 300 W., Bountiful, Utah. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bountiful 12th Ward and at the church from 9:30- 10:30 am prior to the services. A viewing will be held Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Chapel in Clifton, Idaho. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery at 3 p.m. following the services on Wednesday. Funeral directors, Anderson Funeral Home, Nephi, Utah, 801-580-3366, andersonfh1866.com