Glen Ford Jones, our beloved "Jonesy" passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the age of 72.
He is survived by his loving wife Launa and his three children: Jackie (Josh), Trent (Stephanie) and Tyce; his grandchildren: Grant J., Brooke Ruby, Kenzie Marie and Easton Cephus. He is also survived by his sister Denise (Jim) and his sister-in-law Rebecca.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mark and Elizabeth "Libby" Jones and his brother Mark.
Jonesy was born August 19,1950 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His family moved around a lot during his younger years and finally settled in Panguitch, UT. He graduated from Panguitch High School where he was a member of both the basketball and baseball teams. Often, after a ballgame he and his teammates would go to his house where his Mom would have a chocolate cake waiting…they would enjoy the whole thing.
After high school, Jonesy was the life of the party at Utah State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He loved to be social and always had a good story to share. Those around him could count on his infectious laugh, his generosity and his daily wardrobe of jeans and boots.
He joined the National Guard in 1969 and served for several years. Professionally he worked on an oil drilling team for Magcobar and then spent the majority of his career in the hazardous waste industry.
Jonesy married the love of his life, Launa Lee Allinson, on April 12, 1980. Their family was later sealed in the Jordan River temple. Together, with their three children, they created a beautiful life. Many weekends the five of them would pile into their single cab Ford and drive out to the family cabin. It was one of his favorite places to be. Some of the best memories were made with family at the cabin, especially during the deer hunt and Easter Sunday.
Jonesy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for many years. The kids at church called him “the candy man” because he would bring them treats each Sunday. He served in many auxiliaries including the young men program and bishopric although his passion was found within the scouting program. He would go above and beyond helping young men earn their eagle scout and loved to go to Wood Badge. He was given the Silver Beaver award. This accolade is for “those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community” which he certainly did.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing cards and anything to do with sports. You could find him playing basketball over at the church in his younger years and, as he got older, loved to hear about and watch his grandkid’s games. To say his grandkids brought him joy would be a huge understatement. He loved and adored them beyond measure. Grandpa Jonesy could always be counted on for a treat, the use of his phone, or a bop on the head with his empty Diet Dr. Pepper bottle.
Jonesy we will miss you more than words can express….until we meet again.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. at the LDS church located at 11970 S 1900 W in Riverton, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday evening October 14, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary-Riverton located at 3688 W 12600 S Riverton, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the Funeral Service from 10-11 am at the church.
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Launa I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband. You were a beautiful couple! I wish I could be there for his services! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about his life. What an amazing man.
I love you Launa and I’m sending you lots of prayers and hugs. It’s nice to know that families are forever.
He was a great man! I really cherish the time we spent in scouts. He touched my life and many others on his journey through this life. On to the next adventure.
Launa and family, sending you peace and comfort during this time. I always enjoyed talking with Jonesy when he’d stop by the store or call when Launa and I worked together. Such a great man.
Launa and family
My heart is breaking for you. Glen was a good man. I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. There are no words to describe the sadness in my heart for what you are all going through. I send my love, thoughts, prayers and sympathies out to you all. May God give you His comfort, peace and strength during this very difficult time and in the days and weeks to follow. May God bless you all.
Jonesy was a ray of sunshine and a never-ending supplier of candy! He was a special man who I am grateful I had the opportunity to know.
So sorry for your loss. Glen is such a good man and he will be greatly missed. I always considered him a good friend and we spent many hours around the campfire cooking dutch oven meals for the scouts. He and I were the only 2 that would be wearing just flannel shirts and levis and sweating while everyone else were all bundled up and freezing. We had many great adventures.
I know he is smiling down on all of his family and catching up with all those who passed on before him. We are all so blessed to have the knowledge that we will be reunited again as eternal families. May God bless and comfort all of you in this challenging time.
What a sweet man. I consider it a blessing to have known him and all of your family. Life can be so hard and sorrowful! Thank heavens for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but especially, thanks heavens for prayer and that connection we have with our living Heavenly Father. I love to my dear friend
I remember the day that you were married. So fun that we could all be your flower girls. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to your family <3
Launa I'm sorry to learn of your loss. I had missed your evening mini-messages, but had no idea the reason. My daughter, Richelle, and I were just going through some old photos. Remember the Pritchett get together at our home in Rockland. We picnicked down by the creek in our pasture. Those were some happy days. There will be many for for you with your loving, caring family. You'll be in my prayers, Cousin Sandy
I just want the Jones family to know how sorry I am to hear of Glen's passing. "Glen" is how I knew him at the pharmacy. He was always so bright and happy and made us all feel special. I will greatly miss his booming, "Well, hello, young lady!" The last time I really got to speak with him, he remembered that I had just been on vacation and asked me all about it. He was one of our patients that I always looked forward to seeing. Hearing of his passing has us all in shock. Please know that we loved him and our thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones at this time of grief.