"Joney"

Grace (Joney) Lucy Jones Flinders (83) passed away on peacefully December 14, 2003, in Reno, Nevada, where she had lived near her daughter since March, 1999. She lived most of her life in Salt Lake City and Payson, Utah.

Grace was born to Harry Powell Jones and Grace Slater Lucy Jones on September 6, 1920. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated from East High School in 1937 and attended Business College.

She married Rex A. Patten of Payson, Utah Nov. 16, 1939. They had one child but were divorced in 1940. She married David C. Flinders on November 5, 1942. They were divorced at the end of World War II.

During World War II Grace first worked as a roller-skating messenger for Western Union, and then as a typist for the State of Utah. Her lifetime business career began when she was hired by Utah Power and Light Company to fill a temporary position in the "typing pool." During her career of over 35 years, she became an executive secretary and then the Assistant Personnel Director of the company. Following retirement Grace was able to fulfill a life-long dream when she restored her adobe family home, which was built in 1857 in Payson, Utah. She was able to live there almost ten years before illness forced her to move to Nevada.

Grace was a member of the Soroptimist Club of Salt Lake City, served two terms as club president, and traveled to several International Conventions with her mother, Grace Jones. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Grace was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Margaret Louise Jones Neilson, and her brother, Harry Powell Jones Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Jane Flinders Livak (Joseph), her grandson, Michael Joseph Livak (Kirsten), her great- grandson, Zarek Anton Livak, and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In keeping with Grace's wishes, there will be a brief service at Walker Family Mortuary, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m., immediately followed by interment, Payson City Cemetery.