CASTLE DALE - Odessa Johnson Jones, age 87, passed away July 15, 2008.
She was born April 30, 1921 in Cleveland to Daniel and Carrie Johnson. She grew up in Cleveland and, after graduating from North Emery High School, went to work in Salt Lake City.
After World War II, she met her lifelong sweetheart, Clell Jones, at a dance at the Rain Bow Rendezvous and was married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Aug. 20, 1948. They moved back to Cleveland and had four children. In 1974, they moved to Castle Dale.
She served in many LDS Church positions in both Cleveland and Castle Dale. She loved the gospel and instilled that love for the gospel in her children.
She worked as the Castle Dale librarian for 22 years. She loved her job and enjoyed meeting and working with the patrons, especially the children. She retired when she was 81.
She saw many changes in her lifetime. She would tell the story that, when some people in town bought a new car, her father bought a new buggy.
She was blessed to see and take advantage of many changes in technology. She loved her computer more than her TV. She went on a couple of cruises and flew many miles in airplanes.
She loved being part of the senior citizens. She enjoyed line dancing and many other activities, but most of all, she loved her family.
She is survived by her children, Dennis (Carrie Jean) Jones, Wayne (Virginia) Jones, Danny (Bonnie) Jones and Sharon Taylor; her sisters, Thelma Gibpson, Lenore Chapman and Dora Littlefield; and brother, Clayton (Mary) Johnson. She has 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with two on the way. Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; one sister; her husband of over 49 years, Clell Jones; her son-in-law, Darl Taylor; and her grandson-in-law, Blaine Pugmire.
Funeral services will be Saturday July 19, at noon at the Castle Dale LDS Stake Center, 10 East Main. There will be a viewing from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. prior to the service at the stake center. Interment will be in the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
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