Leah Margaret Green Jones

Leah Margaret Green Jones passed away surrounded by her family on November 3, 2014. She was 92 years young. She was born at home in Grantsville, Utah on March 26, 1922 to Edward Horman and Florence Willridge Green. She was the second of nine children. Leah loved growing up in Grantsville among her many relatives and friends. In her school years, she loved participating in school plays, dancing at the Opera House, having sodas at the Blue Bird and floating on the water at Saltair. She was no stranger to hard times, growing up during the Depression years, and it had a lasting impression on her. She never again liked to waste a thing or see anyone go hungry. During WWII she was employed at Wendover Air Base and also worked as a secretary at Tooele High School. She married Gene Lewis Jones in 1946. They were the parents of five children: Brent, Bary, Marilyn, Jolene and Becky. They lived in Wendover, Nevada for seventeen years. She later returned to Grantsville and lived there for the remainder of her life. Grantsville was her home and she loved it there. Family was everything to her. She was a second mother to her brothers and sisters and the rock and anchor in her own children's lives. Her life reflected her love for the Lord. Leah was kind, compassionate, generous and self-sacrificing. She served in many Church positions. She loved the temple and was an officiator in the Salt Lake Temple for thirteen years. She also worked in the Family Extraction Program for nine years. She served as Primary President, Relief Society President and Stake Relief Society President, as well as many other teaching positions. She loved reading and playing word games and was an excellent writer. She loved sports and was an avid University of Utah fan, ignoring the fact that all her children attended BYU. She also loved plays and musical productions. Her memory will be cherished by her children and remaining family members: Brent (Nancy) Jones, Libby, Montana; Bary (Kim) Jones, Mapleton, Utah; Marilyn Blair, Highland, Utah; Jolene (LeGrand) Bingham, Logan, Utah; Becky (Brad) Collet, Bryan, Texas. Two sisters, Gloria (Jim) Ostler and Lola (Claude) Sutton; and a brother, Terry Green. She was grateful to be a grandmother to twenty grandchildren and twenty-six and a half great grandchildren. She also had numerous nieces and nephews who were very dear to her heart. Services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Grantsville Stake Center, 550 E Durfee Street. A viewing from 10 to 11:45 a.m. will precede the services. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

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