Byron Daniel Jones, age 92, died October 5, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born October 27, 1897 in Provo, Utah to David Henry and Catherine Petty Jones. Married Margaret Adamson, on November 22, 1935 and later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Survived by their children, Janet M. Jones, Wade C. Jones, and Kathryn D. Jones-Price; all of Salt Lake City.
Also survived by children from previous marriages, Donna Moore, Provo, Utah; Winona (Sammy) Oldroyd, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Robert B. Jones of Sandy, Utah; also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. John G. Jones and J. Petty Jones, both of Provo. He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
He served a four-year LDS mission to Hawaii. Taught school in Emery County, Utah County, and for 27 years in Park City, Utah. Worked for Utah state government serving as Chairman of the State Tax Commission for 4 years and Director of the Motor Vehicle Divison for 8 years. Formerly employed in licensing division of Petty Motors and Rick Warner Ford. He fully retired at the age of 84.
He was a past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge # 734 in Park City and past District Deputy and past President of the Utah State Elks Association. While teaching music in Park City schools, his bands were the highest rated in the state. In 1950, his band was the first out-of-state band to be featured at the Shriner's East-West All-Star Football Game in San Francisco, California. He was loved and respected by all of his students and fellow musicians. Park City High School honored him by dedicating and naming their Music Room after him.
Funeral services Tuesday, October 9th, at 11 am, Harvard Ward, 1021 South 200 East. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Monday evening 6-8 pm, and at the Ward on Tuesday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Park City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his name to: Park City High School Music Scholarship Fund, Park City, Utah, 84060.
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