Cato Lynn Jones
1944 ~ 2015

Cato Lynn Jones was born May 1, 1944 in Mesa, Arizona to Leland James Jones and Minnie Louise Allred. He graduated from Mesa High School. He continued his education at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. He went on to receive an MBA from Michigan State University.He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Argentina Mission and traveled extensively throughout South America as the public relations director.

He married his sweetheart, Jacqueline Clara Terrell on June 30, 1967 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They enjoyed raising their five children in Mesa. Cato served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force Reserve. His experience in the Air Force as a contracting officer at Williams Air Force Base led him to a career in the building industry and as a salesman in outdoor advertising in a family business. He loved playing softball and played into his 60s. He retired in 2005 and moved to Cedar Hills, Utah where he spent much of his time gardening, playing the piano, singing in the church choir and teaching school at a local junior high.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel. He served in various leadership positions, including bishop of the Thayer Park Ward. He also enjoyed serving in the bishopric at The Charleston (an assisted living center) for 3 ½ years. He and his wife served as a service missionary in the temple finance department in Salt Lake City, Utah when he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He fought a 20-month-long battle with courage and strength surrounded by his family and friends.

He will long be remembered for his kind service, his love of the University of Arizona Wildcats, his great sense of humor, and loyalty to his family and friends. Cato is survived by his wife, Jacque; his five children, Stephanie Pinegar (Jared), Christopher (Sarah), Adam (Mandy), Jeffrey (Vicki), and Emily Faraoni (Matt); his brother and sister in laws, Naomi Jones, Nancy Terrell and Steve and Beth Terrell; and his twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Minnie Jones; his three brothers, Ross, LaVar, and JayDean; and his two infant granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills West LDS Stake Center, 4580 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Friends and family may call Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will take place in the Utah Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah.

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