Senior LDS sister missionary from Taylorsville killed in Texas trailer fire

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  • egamer25 TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Sept. 26, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Sister Jones taught our family history class, when it came to the computer demonstrations I was her computer guy... I would run the software as she demonstrated the the new familysearch website. I came to love Sister Jones and Brother Jones... I will miss her deeply. To Brother Jones... My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Lindy-Lou San Antonio, TX
    Sept. 26, 2011 5:57 a.m.

    My husband and I are serving here in San Antonio as well. We knew the Joneses but not well. We'd been invited to their ranch but hadn't ventured out there yet -- now we wish we had. We were impressed with their happy smiles and the good things we heard about them. Elder Jones, we wish you well -- and we hope you'll be granted the opportunity to complete your mission with your sweet Ann in some far distant place . . . some day. Sincerely, Elder and Sister Petersen

  • reenie72 Sierra Vista, AZ
    Sept. 25, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    I didn't know anyone in this family, but I am very sorry for their loss. It is extremely difficult to lose those whom you are the closest to. I appreciate her and her husband's service to the Lord. Having served a mission with my husband several years ago, I know the joy that it brings to our lives. I hope that the family can find peace in this event, looking to the future when they will see their loved ones again.

  • Raeann Peck Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    I'm grateful for the blessing of having served with Sister Jones in a calling prior to her mission, and have such love and respect for her. Her gentle, kind and loving companionship has lifted many hearts and brightened many days. She will be missed. May God's comfort ease the sorrows of her husband and family

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Sept. 24, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    In reading this article, I never got the impression that anyone felt that God started the fire to bring Sister Jones "home". But rather, that in spite of the accident, the Lord's purposes would yet be fulfilled, if not in one way, than in another way.

    We learned recently when my younger sister passed away after a thirteen year battle with cancer, that the only time death is a real tragedy is when anyone in the process turns from the Lord. We don't wish death upon anyone, we don't simply dismiss it at a "higher calling". But we do know that it is just another step in the eternal progression that we must all climb at some point. Loved ones are always missed - whether they have journeyed to the far side of the world or the other side of the veil.

  • Be Serious Kearns, UT
    Sept. 24, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    Some comments should be left unsaid. I can't imagine the pain and anguish of one left behind. I can't imagine that some of the comments would be said in person. Believer, Non-believer. I'm hoping that you wouldn't say this to a friend of yours that you disagreed with, let alone in person. Seriously, death, is our constant unknown. No one knows when their time is up. Some experience it much earlier than we expected. This appears to be the case in this circumstance. May those searching for peace, find it, and may those mourning, find true comfort and solace during this time.

  • FreeThinker Magna, UT
    Sept. 24, 2011 6:46 a.m.

    God be with you 'til we meet again.

  • BYUHSeasiders Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    We ar saddened at the loss of of Sister Jones. Our hearts and prayers go out to Brother Jones and family. From fellow Taylorsville North Stake members we love and pray for you.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    Always sad when someone dies in this manner. Condolences to her husband and family.

  • annewandering oakley, idaho
    Sept. 23, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    I love her smile in this photo. She looks like a wonderful person. Condolences to her family and friends.

  • Richard Allan Jenni Ocean City, NJ
    Sept. 23, 2011 8:08 p.m.

    My heart goes out to the Baker and Jones families- and also all those faithful Saints who serve in the Texas San Antonio Mission. Our testimonies of the living gospel may make such tragedies easier to bear- but never easy. And my sincere thanks to you, Ann. What more could you do than lay down your own life?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Sept. 23, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    Sad story, I hope the family will be comforted at this time.

  • K Mchenry, IL
    Sept. 23, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    I'm sure she has been welcomed home.

  • Grandma19 Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a shock. Our family experienced this in February of this year when my oldest daughter, who lived in a state in the east, passed away unexpectedly. How grateful I am for the gospel of Jesus Christ,for His great Atonement, and for the hope of the resurrection.

    My deepest condolences to Elder Jones and his family. May our loving Heavenly Father wrap you in the arms of His love and whisper peace to your souls.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Sept. 23, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    When my husband was dying, he told his nephew who was going on a mission, that they were both preparing to go on missions, but my husbands was a permanent one. Teaching others in the spirit world is a great calling and if that is what the Lord wanted from Sister Jones, then it is not our place to doubt that it was a greater calling. I am sure that is what is bringing comfort and peace to this family, to know that she is still serving. When a family and community go through a tragedy, they do not need to read negative comments or sarcastic replies to someone else comments. People are entitled to believe and express what they feel and believe, we as adults should respond in a polite way, we don't have to agree, but we can be nice. I feel for this family for the tragic death of this sister and hope that they will feel comfort and peace and know that she is in a very good place.

  • MAYHEM MIKE Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    My deepest condolences to your family. . . The Gospel is true and Sister Anne will be blessed for valiantly serving the Lord.

  • bikeboy Boise, ID
    Sept. 23, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    Suggesting she was "called to a greater work" would be speculative, all right.

    However, a sweet lady who has dedicated her life to doing the Lord's work has to have a nice spot reserved for her, Up Yonder.

    May the Good Lord bless her survivors, and hold Elder Jones in the hollow of His hand. (Figuratively speaking, for those who would scorn such a suggestion.)

  • jilligan West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Anne was an incredible woman. Even though I met her only a few times, she was one to leave a lasting impression. She was a good friend to all who knew her. She will be missed by her friends and family.

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    Sept. 23, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    "called to a greater work?"

    No, it was a tragic fire. Please don't imply that god started a fire to "call her home".

    My condolences to the loved ones.