Brent Delano Jones

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Brent Delano Jones walked through the gates of Heaven in the early morning hours of May 30, 2018, for
a long-awaited reunion with his brother Jason and with friends Russ, David, and Milly, Grandma and
Grandpa Christiansen, and Grandma and Grandpa Jones. He was born July 25, 1977, in Burley, Idaho, to
Lonnie Jones and Teri Christiansen Jones, joining big brothers Shaun and Jason and big sister Angie. His
early years were spent in Burley, Idaho, Downey, Idaho, and later Salt Lake City, Utah, and for the last
year and a half living on the water’s edge in what he thought was heaven on earth, Lake Stevens,
Washington.
He filled his life with many experiences. Ballgames always going on at the house with Jason and their
friends when they were young, little league baseball, picnics and hiking. Music starting from the age of
10 when he picked up his mom’s classical guitar and taught himself how to play it, and he never stopped
playing, including sharing his mad guitar skills in bands. That music filled the hearts of all those who
loved and cherished him. He loved The Nutcracker at Christmas time. Skateboarding and snowboarding
became a favorite early on and continued until he had enough injuries to finally call it quits a few years
ago. Picnics and hiking up Cherry Creek were his favorites. He wanted to learn how to be a chef and
taught himself to prepare many culinary dishes. He loved inviting friends and family and strangers alike
to feast on his many amazing creations. Some of his favorite recent guests were the missionaries in Lake
Stevens. He loved his dogs and they got to enjoy the same food as well. He loved golfing and late-night
phone calls with friends and family “just to see how you’re doing.” And he loved walking downtown SLC
to eat with his mom at “Brigham’s house” or at Sizzler “on 4th and 4th” or just to take his mom a flower
or hang out together at Liberty Park watching and feeding the ducks. In the last several years he enjoyed
many times with his niece Shanee and her boys Braxton “Juicebox” and Tayven “LB” hiking the
mountains and waterfalls around Salt Lake, playing in the pool with them in his backyard, getting Shanee
to cut his hair, singing and composing music with Shanee and niece Lexi, and jamming out with his
nephew Brock and ending each day with their late night golfing video game competitions.
He is survived by his mother Teri Christiansen Jones and father Lonnie Jones (Karen), brother Shaun
Jones (Shelly), sister Angie Ralphs, nieces and nephews Shanee (Nate), Shyler (Cianna), Brock (Emily),
Lexie, Braxton “Juicebox”, Tayvon “LB”, Danni, Lily, Carter, Hadley “Ronda”, Jared, Easton, Jason, Gentry,
Jason (Marie), Christopher, close friend Mike, and many other family members and friends who dearly
love him. Funeral services will be at the LDS chapel in Downey, Idaho, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at
noon. Friends may visit with the family at the church preceding the service from 10:30-11:30 am and on
Wednesday, June 6, from 7:00-8:00 pm. Interment will be at the Downey cemetery.
We will miss Brent’s larger than life personality, giant heart, big hugs, huge smile, infectious laugh, and
how he honored us by how he loved and connected with us.

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