Rodney Jones Obituary

Rodney  Jones
Rodney Jones

June 3, 1923 - November 17, 2010
Born in Los Angeles, CA
Resided in Roy, UT
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Rodney Jones

ROY -- Rodney Jones, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010. He was born June 3, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA. His parents were Edwin C. and Dorothy Wheatley Jones.

On January 17, 1943, Rodney and Lorna V. Olsen were married in the Logan LDS Temple. Later that same year he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army Corp of Engineers in the European Theatre during WWII.

He had worked at the Defense Depot of Ogden for over 40 years as a senior civilian manager.

Rodney had lived in Roy, Utah for 57 years. He was a member of the Lakeview and Roy 18th Wards and had served as both Ward and Stake Clerk. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family and was an avid supporter and fan of Utah State University Athletics and the Utah Jazz.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna; son, Blate (Pamela) Minkler, Cedar City, UT; granddaughter, Elease Espinoza, who they raised; brother, Ray (Aileen) Minkler, Logan, UT; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and 28 great-great- grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; two daughters, Connie and Rolayne; and a son, Steven.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Stake Center, 4900 S. 2000 W., Roy, UT. Friends and family may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W., Roy, and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church prior to services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Rodney's honor.

Interment Roy City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Group.

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Myers Mortuary - Roy
5865 South 1900 West
Roy, UT US 84067
November 22, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
November 23, 2010
9:45 AM - 11:40 AM
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Lakeview Stake Center
4900 South 2000 West
Roy, UT US 84067
November 23, 2010
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roy City Cemetery
5200 South 2300 West
Roy, UT US 84067
November 23, 2010
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM