Joy has returned home. She has "fought the good fight" and gone back to her father, the victor, June 28, 1998.
Born July 29, 1930 in Leeds, Utah, daughter of Karl Milward and Mabel Ella Jolley Caldwell. She was the youngest of three children. Although she only lived in Leeds for 17 years, she forged relationships in the heart of the Dixie sun that will last an eternity. It was in her 17th year that she met and married the love of her life and her best friend, James Donald Jones. Theirs is a love story that has spanned a short 50 years together. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1952 and have kept the temple a significant part of their lives. After their marriage, they moved for a short time to Alamosa, Colorado; then to Sheridan Montana where they were again reunited with Joy's mother and father and soon her brother, Kay and her sister, Montie and their new families, all recently moved from Southern Utah.After the birth of their first child, Joy and Don made their way to the Salt Lake Valley and soon found themselves in a new house in the Kearns area. Together they truly made it a home for over 40 years for their seven children, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joy's special spirit also made it a home for stray animals and people alike. All were nurtured by Joy, all received joy and all were blessed with joy. Hers was a gift of patience and love that we who knew her will miss but carry with us forever.
Joy served in the Kearns 4th Ward faithfully as Relief Society President, Young Women's President and had many other callings and had earned "The Golden Gleaner" award.
Survived by her husband, James D. Jones; six children, Whitney (Karen) Jones, Elbert (Debbie) Jones, Jennifer (DeVon) Filby, Matthew (Jodi) Jones, Jackie (Steve) Brown, Wesley (Patti) Jones; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Montana (Montie) Pack. Preceded in death by daughter, Joy Kathleen Harman; parents; and brother, Karl W. Caldwell.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Kearns 4th Ward, 4660 West 5015 South. Friends may call Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, South Jordan City Cemetery.
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