Leona Jones Williams
Malad – Leona Jones Williams, 99, our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, quietly slipped away into the arms of her Heavenly Father Friday, March 9, 2001, until the time that her family can again be reunited as an eternal family. She was in her home with loved ones at her side at the time of her death.
She was born December 1, 1901, in Malad, a daughter of John Ashel Jones and Mary Adams. She had four brothers and three sisters. She married her only true love, John Jones Williams, in Malad on the 21st of December 1921. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on July 25, 1935.
Leona lived in Malad her entire life. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many capacities. She received her education in Malad. Her greatest joy was her family. Her hobbies were gardening, canning, cooking, king, sewing, quilting and serving others. She was the mother of eight children, two sons and six daughters. She is survived by five devoted children: John Jones (Verlene) Williams, Mary Delene (Robert W.) Edwards, Ila Mae (Wynn) John, Bonnie (Hugh) Johnson, RoseLee (Tyndale) Evans; 40 grandchildren, 131 • great-grandchildren and 29 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Vernon (Carol) Jones, two foster granddaughters and three foster great-grandsons.
She was a woman who made friends and was loved by all those who knew her. Her life was one of compassion and kindness to everyone. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son and daughter-in-law, Sharrel Don (Edna ) Williams; two daughters and their spouses, Leona Marie (Pete) Goodey, Kay Dean (Gerald) Williams; one son-in-law, William Floyd Hill; one grandson, Leon John; Two granddaughters, Ila Marie Goodey and Kristine Goodey Clark; and three infant grandsons.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 12 in the Malad Stake Chapel with Sixth Ward Bishop Marvin Pett officiating.
Burial was held in the Malad City Cemetery.
Leona Jones Williams