On Thursday, September 3, 1998, our beloved Edwin Boyd Jones passed away from injuries sustained in an accident.
He was born February 14, 1917 in Kanesville, Utah, the third son of Thomas R. and Sadie Wade Jones. On June 27, 1950, he married Mildred Salisbury in the Logan LDS Temple.Ed served in the Army for five years during World War II, achieving the rank of Captain.Valuing education, he graduated from Weber High School, and later earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Utah, his Masters degree from Utah State University, and his Doctorate from Michigan State University.
Edwin was a banker by profession, retiring as CEO of Michigan National Corporation in 1985 after 28 years of service. Throughout his life, he had a love of farming. He preserved and expanded the family dairy farm in Kanesville with the support of family members and dedicated employees. After retirement, he returned home to the farm to enjoy a 60-hour work week.
Edwin was very devoted to his church and was a member of the Kanesville 1st Ward. He had served as a Bishop, Stake President, Regional Representative and President of the Chicago Temple. He was currently serving as an Ogden Temple Sealer and as Patriarch of the Kanesville Stake.
Edwin cherished his wife and sisters. He loved his children and grandchildren, ice cream, music and buffets. He treasured his friends and enjoyed entertaining them. His annual Christmas party will always be remembered. His motto was "Live Together in Love." He leaves a legacy of work, service, and commitment to the Lord. He was loved by his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife and five children, Rick (Maggie) Jones, Kanesville; Kaplin (Lesley) Jones, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gaye (Scott) Willis, Juneau, Alaska; Gwen (Roger) Connors, Temecula, California; Ran (Lisa) Jones, Kanesville; and 20 grandchildren. Also surviving are five sisters, Evelyn Stimpson, Roy; Glenna Yancey, Pleasant View; Cleone Folkman, Salt Lake; La Verne (Gene) Godwin, California; Rae (Floyd) Meyer, Kanesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; brotheers, Ralph and Douglas; and sister, Theo.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Kanesville Stake Center, 3649 West 4800 South, Hooper. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kanesville Stake Center. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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