Odessa Johnson Jones
CASTLE DALE-Odessa Johnson Jones, age 87, passed away July 15, 2008. She was born in Cleveland, Utah April 30, 1921 to Daniel and Carrie Johnson. She grew up in Cleveland and after graduating from North Emery High School went to work in Salt Lake City.
After World War II, she met her life long sweet heart, Clell Jones at a dance at the Rain Bow Rendezvous and was married in the Salt Lake Temple Aug. 20, 1948. They moved back to Cleveland and had four children. In 1974, they moved to Castle Dale. She served in many LDS Church positions in both Cleveland and Castle Dale.
She loved the gospel and instilled that love for the gospel in her children. She worked as the Castle Dale Librarian for 22 years. She loved her job and enjoyed meeting and working with the patrons and especially the children. She retired when she was 81.
She saw many changes in her lifetime. She would tell the story that when some people in town bought a new car her father bought a new buggy. She was blessed to see and take advantage of many changes in technology. She loved her computer more than her TV. She went on a couple of cruises and flew many miles in airplanes. She loved being part of the Senior Citizens, she enjoyed line dancing, and many other activities, but most of all she loved her family.
She is survived by her children: Dennis (Carrie Jean) Jones, Wayne (Virginia) Jones, Danny (Bonnie) Jones, and Sharon Taylor. Her sisters: Thelma Gibpson, Lenore Chapman, and Dora Littlefield; and brother, Clayton (Mary) Johnson. She has 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with two on the way.
Preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; one sister; her husband of over 49 years, Clell Jones; her son-in-law, Darl Taylor; and her grandson-in-law, Blaine Pugmire.
Funeral services were held Saturday July 19, 2008 at 12 p.m. at the Castle Dale Stake Center (10 East Main). There was a public viewing at 10:30-11:40 a.m. prior to the service at the Stake Center. Interment was in the Castle Dale City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.