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Obituary: Monna Lee Pexton

1946 ~ 2004

Monna Lee Jones Pexton, 58, of Nephi, passed away surrounded by her beloved family, following a valiant fight with Pancreatic cancer, and numerous other lifelong health challenges, in Provo, Utah Oct. 13, 2004.

She was born February 17, 1946, in Payson, Utah, to Ronald Crosland Jones and Barbara Faye Winter Jones. She married W. Leon Pexton, for time and for all eternity on June 17, 1966, in the Manti LDS Temple. They were lifetime sweethearts and best friends since the second grade.

She was an active member of the LDS Church, and served in many positions, including Primary Teacher, Primary Organist, Primary President, Stake Primary Presidency, Junior Sunday School Coordinator, Young Women's President, Relief Society Compassionate Service Leader, and was an extremely devoted visiting teacher. Her favorite calling, of many, many years, was serving as the Primary Organist. She loved the simple, yet beautiful gospel messages contained within the verses of Primary songs. She loved nothing more than to hear the sound of children's voices in church services and community productions. Monna Lee was constantly devoted to the well-being of others, which was apparent in her everyday deeds. Her enthusiastic character, zest for life, and love of the gospel was made manifest by the many friends whose lives she touched. Indeed, she was a friend to all!

To meet Monna Lee was to be assured of a warm and genuine smile, and the assurance of a lifelong, loyal friendship. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years and her father, both of Nephi; one daughter and two sons: Kina Marie (Bryant) Yates, of Salem, UT; Kelly Leon (Sheri) Pexton of Moreno Valley, CA and Kyle Jones (Shannon) Pexton, of Springville, UT; eight grandchildren--Cecily, Jeffrey, Kayla, Claire, Ryan, Kate, Sarah, and Tanner; two brothers, Mark Ronald (Patty) Jones, of Nephi; and Merrill Winter (Alice) Jones, of Pocatello, Idaho; and her cherished nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.The family expresses its sincere appreciation and love to her attending physician of over 20 years, Dr. Thomas A. Dickinson, whom she greatly admired.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 300 North 100 West, in the Nephi Utah Stake Center, in Nephi, Utah. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, Utah, on Friday evening from six to eight p.m., and at the chapel on Saturday, one hour prior to the services. Internment will be among generations of her family in the Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.

Mom, you will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and we will miss you. We love you! <! >