9/4/1939 – 8/15/2013
My Fathers Hands
Rough and Calloused
On the evening of August 15, 2013, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away. Dad was born on September 4, 1939 in Nephi, to Vic and Alberta Jones. He was the youngest of 9 children and was taught at a very young age the value of hard work. Dad married Linda Ann Garfield on October 27, 1961 in the Manti Temple. They enjoyed 49 years together until her passing in 2010. Together they raised three children. During one of Dad’s many trips to Logan he met Kathy Johnston, their friendship bloomed and on June 5, 2013 they married. Dad was much respected in all of his business ventures. Honesty was one of his greatest traits. After retirement, he chose to become a farmer. He loved working the land and caring for the livestock. Nothing made him more proud as to watch his grandchildren work hard alongside him. He loved each of us unconditionally and would always take the time to share his advice.
Survived by his wife Kathy; three children Cheryl (Byron) Gudmundson, Scott (Bonnie), and Jason (Bobbie); stepson David (Sarah) Johnston; twelve grandchildren, two great-grand daughters; sisters Melba Bowen, Barbara (Larry) Hansen, Darlene Anderson; sister-in-laws Dorothy Jones and Pat (Bill) Sutherland and brother-in-law Tom (Mary) Garfield. Preceded in death by first wife Linda and both parents. We would like to thank the staff at the Franklin County Medical Center and the U of U Medical Center for all they have done for us over the past several days.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the Bountiful 12th Ward, 1476 N. 300 West, Bountiful. Family and friends may call Tuesday Aug. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bountiful 12th Ward and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m prior to the services. A viewing will be held Monday, aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS Chapel in Clifton, Idaho. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery at 3 pm following the services on Wednesday. Funeral directors, Anderson Funeral Home, Nephi. 801-580-3366 andersonfh1866.com.