May 25, 2011
Grant House Jones was born on April 7, 1928, in a log cabin in Elkhorn, Idaho to Myron Thomas Jones and Lola House Jones. Grant attended elementary school in a one room schoolhouse in Upper Elkhorn, and later went to Malad where he attended and graduated from high school.
Grant loved the land and animals and was a farmer and rancher in Malad, Idaho all his life. He always had a faithful dog by his side, whether herding cattle or driving in his pick-up.
Grant married Helen Edwards, on June 13, 1951. They have four children; Melanie Jones (Tucson, Ariz.), Scott Jones (Burley, Idaho), Kirby (Debra) Jones (Portland, Oregon) and Shelli Jones (Tony) Anstine (Logan, Utah). They have 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Grant was proud of his children and their accomplishments. He enjoyed talking about and visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Grant was active in the LDS church and had served in the bishopric of the St. John Ward in Malad. He was also active in the Soil Conservation Board for over 30 years, serving as President of the local district as well as state association. In 1986 he was appointed by the then Governor of Idaho, John V. Evans to the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission. He received the prestigious Doyle L. Scott Annual Conservation Award for Leadership in 1991. He was also active on the Idaho Public Lands Committee.
Grant and Helen retired to Logan, Utah in May 2007 where he resided until his death on May 25, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Josephine Lambert and Lola Jean Daniels.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 12:00 p.m. in the Malad Stake Center, 1250 No. 1100 W. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 30th, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home @ 132 W. 300 N. in Malad.