Obituary: JONES, THEODORE

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 5:51 a.m. MDT

Theodore Jones 1935 ~ 2011

Theodore Orton Jones, beloved husband, father, grandfather, age 76 passed away May 8, 2011 in Nephi, Utah. He was born March 27, 1935 in Parowan, Utah to Bert Theodore and Elta Orton Jones. He married Donna Faye Malmgren April 16, 1955 in Levan, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple, April 19, 1972. Raised during the last of the depression, he learned at a young age the value of hard work. He kept this work ethic throughout his life with many jobs. He worked as a sales representative for 16 years for Pexton Wholesale. In 1972 he built a new building and owned and operated TJ's Drive Inn for 18 years with his wife. He was employed by Mid-States five years before retiring at the age of 67. He gave services to his community by membership in the Lions Club for 40 years and serving as President. He was a member and president of the Ute Stampede Committee, member of Nephi Western Credit Union credit committee, and member of the Nebo Posse. He was a member of the LDS church serving as a home teacher. He was a fun loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Donna of 56 years; sons, Michael (Ann) Jones; Gary (Lori) Jones; Val (Heidi) Jones; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren all of Nephi. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marie Bostwick; brother, Don W. Jones; great-granddaughter, Reggie Bell. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West. Family and friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North and at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.