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Obituary: Edna Capener Jones

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Edna Capener Jones died on July 24, 2001 in Salt Lake City. She was 92.

She was born in Garland, Utah on Sept. 1, 1908 to Arthur Rigby Capener and Mary Laurelda Garn Capener. One of nine children, she learned early to appreciate the music and art which brought her much pleasure throughout her life.

As a young woman, she played the background piano for silent films in theaters and she provided beautiful music for many church functions.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Utah State University and before that attended Bear River High School. After graduating from college, she taught art and history at Bear River High School.

On June 6, 1935, Edna married Darrell K. Jones in Salt Lake City. After their marriage, they lived in Rock Springs, Wyoming where Edna's compassionate nature and intelligent mind led her to become supervisor for Wyoming Social Services.

While in Rock Springs, Edna devoted much of her time to various charitable organizations and served as president of the Rock Springs Women's Club.

In 1965, Edna and Darrell returned to Salt Lake City to spend more time with their beloved daughter and grandchildren. In Utah, Edna continued her charitable endeavors and her work as a supervisor with Utah Social Services.

Her life was richly colored by the dramatic music of the many classical composers she adored, and by great literature, poetry and fine art. She was an accomplished watercolor painter who generously shared her art with those she loved.

After the death of her devoted husband, Darrell in 1983, Edna traveled extensively and spent many happy hours with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who dearly loved their GIGI.

She is survived by her daughter, Janeene Jones Rasmussen and son-in-law Richard F. Rasmussen; sister Laurelda Capener Hansen and sisters-in-law Berniece Jones all of Salt Lake City; and sister-in-law Melba Jones Capener of Garland. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

She is also survived by grandchildren Jody McClain (Roger), Julie Rasmussen, Richard Darrell Rasmussen, all of Salt Lake City; and David Rasmussen, of Chicago, Illinois; and great-grandchildren John Rassmussen, Heather McClain, Eric McClain, Alec Rasmussen, Michael Rasmussen and Scott Reynolds of Salt Lake City.

Following her wishes, there will be a private graveside service.

In Lieu of flowers, We ask that a donation be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral Directors, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.