wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather
and friend Ronald LaVerl Jones left on his final journey
back to his Father in Heaven on February 20, 2017. He died
in the arms of his loving wife surrounded by his family.
Ron was born in the back of a car on the way to Lehi on
April 10, 1945 to Paul M and Agnus Marie Burnes Jones of
Pleasant Grove. He was the third of 5 children. As a child,
he loved fishing, camping, hunting, and scouting all done
as a family which included his brothers and sisters, along
with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron graduated from
Pleasant Grove high school in 1963. At 18 he went into Utah
Army National Guard. He served an LDS mission in Argentina
and graduated from BYU in Engineering design. On May 16,
1968 he married Susan Chidester in the Salt Lake Temple.
They made their first home in Pleasant Grove. They had 3
children, Adam, Annalisa and Angela. In 1978 moved to beautiful
Highland, in a home that Ron built. After losing his wife
to cancer he married Sharon Allen Spears on Sept. 21, 1990,
adding 6 more children to the family. They were later sealed
on Sept. 23, 2015 in the Mt Timpanogos Temple.
Taking an early retirement, they were able to serve a wonderful
mission at the Heber Valley Girls Camp and do some extensive
traveling along with many camping trips which both loved.
They loved working side by side in their yard and garden,
making it a beautiful place. Ron loved life and being able
to share it with his two sweethearts and their children
and grandchildren. He was an active member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in
many positions. He was always willing to help and serve
He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Chidester Jones,
a son Daniel Spears, and 2 sisters Janice Mohetau and Barbara
Smith. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Allen Jones, children:
Michael Spears (Toni), Adam Jones, Joshua Spears (Brandi),
Annalisa Beck (Dana), Amy Spears, Samuel Spears, Angela
Stockwell (Shane), Rebecca May (Ian), JR and Bertha Cooper,
mother and father in law, 16 wonderful grandchildren and
2 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Intermountain Hospice for
the care they provided.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017
at 11:00 am at the Highland 18th LDS Ward Chapel, 4679 West
11000 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may call
on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork,
Utah, and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am
at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the
Highland City Cemetery.
Was born July 24, 1931 in Richmond Indiana at the home
of James Thurman Reed and Mae Euphemia Holmquist. Catherine had three
younger brothers; Robert Joseph, James Thomas, and Richard Allen Reed.
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