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Margaret Wells Jones Bingham (1920-2013) Obituary

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Margaret Wells Jones Bingham (1920-2013) Obituary

Posted: 10 Sep 2013 11:54AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Bingham, Wells, Bell, Jones
Logan Herald Journal, 09/10/13


LOGAN — Margaret Wells Jones Bingham, 92, passed away Sept. 6, 2013, of natural causes. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Lawrence Ray and Annie Bell Wells in Malad, Idaho. She was the fifth of seven siblings who all grew up on the family ranch in Woodruff, Idaho.

Margaret attended Woodruff and Cherry Creek grade schools and Malad High School. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities in the church auxiliaries.

She married LaMar W. Jones on Nov. 20, 1937, in Ogden. They were later sealed in the Logan Utah LDS Temple and had three sons and one daughter. LaMar passed away in January, 1972. Margaret married Leon Bingham in July, 1973. He passed away in January, 2003.

During her lifetime she worked as a wife and mother, and later worked for Sears for many years and retired from there. She belonged to various organizations including Daughters of The Utah Pioneers and the Logan Chapter of Business and Professional Women. She was an avid quilter and made beautiful Afghans and needlepoint items which are cherished by her children and grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by three of her four children: Terry Jones (Terrie), Judy Francis (Russell), and Randy Jones; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Wells; three sisters-in-law: DeLone Bybee, Norma Jones, Carol Bingham Eames; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; son, Morris Jones (Lynette), five siblings: Laura Williams, Erastus Wells, Malinda Harris, Ray Wells, Novia Bickmore, grandson Ryan Thompson, and great-granddaughter, Madison Kimball.

Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North, Logan. Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.

Special thanks to everyone who knew and loved our mother, especially her friend Barbara Yeates, friend and hairdresser Carren Bodrero, sweet neighbors and family home evening group, Williamsburg Assisted Living, and Kathy Hall and hospice caregivers who made her last months comfortable. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. nelsonfuneralhome.com  .

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