Beloved mother and grandmother, Thelma Louise Jones Harrison, 84, passed away June 21, 1991 in Bountiful, Utah.
Born September 7, 1906 in Pocatello, Idaho to Irving Wilkins Jones and Emmaline Anderson Jones. Most of her life was lived in Utah--Ogden, Salt Lake and Bountiful, however, from 1950-64, she lived in the California, Chico, Bakersfield, Vallejo, and Napa areas.In 1930 Thelma was married to J. Melvin Harrison in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Melvin preceded her in death by less than four months.
Her life has been a life of service. She is a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served for 34 years as a member of the Primary General Board. In addition, she has served as stake and ward Primary president, Stake Primary Board member, and teacher of numerous class in Primary and Relief Society. She taught seminary in California for six years. Her service was always quite, unpretentious, and with unselfish devotion. She served other until the day she died. She was a regional director of the Primary Childrens Fund Drive, for nearly nine years, and at age 84, was looking forward to several more years in that position.
In addition to her Primary service, she worked as a temple worker with her husband for nearly ten years. She was a wonderful woman, loved by all who knew her.
She was a talented writer, published many times over. She wrote music and children's stories. She added beauty and love to the world every way she could. She served as president of the Bountiful Chapter of the D.U.P. She received a degree from Weber State College as well as an Honorary degree in later years as a tribute for her service.
She is survived by three children and spouses, Mr. and Mrs. James (Sandra) Harrison; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Carter, David I. Harrison; eight grandchildren, J.B. Harrison, Mrs. Elizabeth Izatt, Mrs. Christine Petersen, Jared Harrison, Andrea Harrison, Jennifer Harrison, Jimmy Harrison, Melissa Evans; five great-grandchildren, Darci Evans; London Petersen, Chance Petersen, McCall Izatt, McKenzee Izatt; brothers, Vernon Jones and wife Edna; Gordon Jones and wife Janice; a sister, Lillian Wideman and husband Bill; and sister-in-law, Emma Smith Bunch.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 10th Ward, 1145 North 200 East. Friends may call at the Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East, on Monday, from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Bountiful City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Primary Children's Medical Center.
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