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A great lady with a lifelong compulsion to learn about the arts, about world affairs, and about her heritage, Afton Jones Stephens, 94, died May 11, 1996 in Salt Lake City.

She was born March 14, 1902, a daughter of Walter W. and Sarah Maughan Jones, in Wellsville, Utah. She graduated from South Cache High School and Brigham Young College in Logan, where she received a teaching certificate. She taught school in Wellsville for a few years and on June 18, 1924, she married David Clark Stephens in the Logan Temple. They made their home in Los Angeles, California, until 1933, when they settled in Salt Lake City. Afton was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was active in church auxiliaries on a ward and stake level as a teacher and organist. Always interested in education, she took classes in literature and history at the University of Utah. She was a member of the Ladies' Literary Club, the Flora Culture Garden Club, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Great Books Study Group. She and her husband were members of the Salt Lake Country Club for many years. He died April 19, 1986.Survivors include daughter, Lorraine Henriod (Joseph L.), son, David C. Stephens (Carolyn), nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, May 16, 1996 at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 Highland Drive. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday prior to services 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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