Sharon Jones

Rigby, Idaho

1936 - 2014


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Sharon Marlene Walker Jones, 78, of Rigby, passed from this life at her home after bravely fighting cancer, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side.

Sharon was born Jan. 29, 1936 in Rigby to Oral H. Walker and Beatrice Mortensen Walker. She was the seventh of eight children. She attended Rigby High School.

On Nov. 9, 1952, she married Dennis L. Jones – the love of her life. They made Rigby their home and together they raised two daughters, Tyra and Sherry. On May 17, 2003, they were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity. Dennis and Sharon recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Many people will remember Sharon working at Idaho Drug, Blocks clothing store, Idaho 1st National Bank, US Bank and Zions Bank. She greeted everyone with a smile and was always caring and friendly. Volunteer work included secretary of the Salvation Army for many years, serving at the Farnsworth Museum and Rigby City Library and as Girl Scout Leader for her daughters' troop. She enjoyed her association with the women of the Red Hat Society.

As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in various callings and especially enjoyed being a visiting teacher. She loved to attend the temple each month.

Sharon had an eye for beauty which was reflected in her finely decorated home and classy attire. Her personal appearance was always impeccable and her sense of style most admirable.

She was passionate about family traditions, card games, traveling, hosting parties and going to plays and concerts. Fond memories were created with family and friends at the cabin at Henry's Lake.

She believed in daily walks, church attendance, handwritten cards and letters, weekly hair appointments, keeping immaculate records, morning devotional with her sweetheart and prayer.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Dennis, who has exemplified loving devotion; daughters, Tyra (Gordon) Peterson, of Aurora, Colo., Sherry (Myron) Lufkin, of Rigby; 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sisters, Enid Palmer Storer, of Washington, Barbara Neiwirth, of Idaho Falls, Lennis Dabell, of Rigby, Marsha Smith (Blaine), of Rexburg; and brother Eldon Walker (Dorothy), of Salt Lake City. Her parents and sisters, Zelta Hendricks and Betty Lewis, preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank OneSource Hospice for their support and care of their beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the LDS church, 104 W 1 S in Rigby, with Bishop Greg Hayward conducting. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main Street in Rigby, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Annis Little Butte Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

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