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Gaylene F. Jones

11/06/1956 - 09/04/2019

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Our beloved mom and nana, Gaylene F. Jones, passed away at age 62 on September 4th, 2019.

Born November 6th, 1956 to David Alonzo “Lon” and Lillian “Jane” Farnsworth in Duchesne, Utah, Gaylene was the second eldest of their five children.

Gaylene was raised and went to school in the Uinta Basin, then moved to Salt Lake City, where she went to cosmetology school to become a hairstylist. She served in the Texas-San Antonio Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she met the love of her life, Rex. After her mission, the two were married on June 2nd, 1980 in the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. They would spend 38 years together and bring 3 daughters into the world.

Gaylene was a bright and out-loud personality. There was never a stranger where she went. Everyone who knew her – from her clients during her stylist years, to the coworkers at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Centers where she spent her last working years – loved and adored her. With her trademark purple or pink (or sometimes both!) hair-do, she had a hug and a smile and a kind word for all she met. We were all her “kids.”

Gaylene loved to play piano (she was the pianist for many of the church wards she lived in) and she was an accomplished baker and candy maker. She would shower those she knew each Christmas with cookies, fudge, and caramels – always a big hit.

Gaylene is survived by her brothers: Larry, Brent, and Kim; her sister Becky; her stepdaughters: Megan and Jennifer; her daughters: Devon, Meredith, and Gillian; and her granddaughters, whom she cherished: Aspen, Carleigh, Dylan, Piper, and Erin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her “honey,” Rex.

Services will be held Wednesday, September 11th at the West Jordan 19th Ward, 2666 West 7000 South, West Jordan, Utah, 84084. Viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with funeral services to follow. Gaylene will be interred at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah.

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  • Rest in Peace beautiful lady. Thank-you so much for your encouragement and your prayers. Thank-you for the chats, and thank-you so much for calling in just to talk to me and check up on me. You now know you had an impact in my life. I ‘ll bet you and your honey Rex are dancing a waltz to your favorite love song. Thank-you for being a friend.

    — Cat Ireland
  • Gaylene was a live out loud “all in” friend . Our friendship goes back to 1976 when we fist met a Hire’ s Drive In, my first job. Before she went on her mission, before she met Rex (the love of her life) , before she had kids. She was the kind of person that baked cookies for everyone, befriended everyone and was one of the bravest people I know. We were in and out of touch over the years, but somehow, somewhere , we would always connect. I always knew that she loved me and considered our friendship ongoing no matter what. She was the kind of person that you just loved because she was Gaylene. I loved her and I know that I will see her again. She is a special treasure on both sides of the veil. She was one of those people that you never forget. She loved her kids and grandkids more than anything in the world. My condolences to the family. Candy

    — Candy McGee

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