Jolene Raye Lyons Ainsworth

1961 ~ 2023

Jolene Lyons Ainsworth, Guy’s catch of a lifetime and soulmate, left her earthly body February 15, 2023 to walk with Jesus, and reunite with lost loved ones.

Jolene was born in Fremont, California to Buck and Billie Lyons. Jolene’s mother got her into the Aerospace industry in California. She was transferred to Utah where she worked for Litton, then Northrup Grumman, and then she transferred to L3 where she worked until she became too ill.

Jolene is survived by her husband Guy Ainsworth, brother Buck Lyons, daughters Nicole Ordiway (Kris), and Shannon Ainsworth, son Joe Whitfield (Dolly), grandchildren, Azhurel (Kaylee), Jesse, Jenna, Brooklyn, Hudson, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Buck Lyons Sr., mother Billie Lyons, and brother Kevin Lyons.

Jolene and Guy have been active members of the Calvary Chapel in Salt Lake City, UT since 2002.

Jolene met her soulmate Guy, on May 17th, 1996. They were married on October 30, 1999 at the Riviera in Las Vegas NV. Jolene grew to love camping, fishing and hunting very quickly. She also enjoyed skiing, long walks on the highline canal, riding the 4-wheeler, and all things fitness. She and Guy spent all of their time together making precious memories with family and friends.

Jolene was the missing puzzle piece to our family. We have all been changed by her love and deep faith in the Lord. She taught us to communicate on a deeper level and never let pride or being right spoil relationships. Family always came first to Jolene, who loved and protected us all fiercely, especially Guy.

We will miss Jolene terribly. Knowing that we will all be together again some day, brings us all peace. We will treasure each and every amazing memory until we reunite in God’s presence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy UT. Friends and family may pay respects Thursday evening, February 23, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to services at Larkin Sunset Gardens.

To view previously held services please click on the link provided

In lieu of flowers, Jolene has requested donations be made to the American Lung Association for cancer research (


Guy, Nic and Shanie,
My heart goes out to you guys. Jolene is a very special soul and loved by many. She will always be part of your heart. I love you all so much.

- Elisa Garcia

Deepest condolences Guy and to all of your family. She had a wonderfully warm way of making friends and family feel loved and appreciated. We cherish our times together in your home and during your visits to CA. All our love and prayers. Kerry & Teri

- Kerry & Teri Ainsworth

Guy, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Love Ed and Tracie

- Ed & Tracie Peterson

I'm gonna miss you terribly! We had alot of great times and made some very wonderful memories! I will always cherish that. I will miss your "quick wit", funny laugh and beautiful smile! I'm so very grateful I got to say goodbye- until we meet again- Rest in Paradise my sweet friend and I love you so very much!

- Sue Ainsworth

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jolene at L3. She was always kind and helpful. Your words in her obituary were comforting.

- Ann Roberts

Guy we are so sorry for your loss. She was always kind to me and Bob. It will take time for this hurt to stop. The lord will help you and comfort you. Robert and Susan Welker (Bert’s mom and stepfather

- Susan welker

Jolene was always such a light in the family, she always had such a contagious smile and loved hard, it was obvious she had so much love and laughter to give anyone around. Every single time we have seen Guy and Jolene they always greeted us with a smile and a hug. She will be deeply missed, so so much! Sending Guy my love during this tough time. We love you all so so much!

- Skyler and Wes Day

So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Jolene at L3 for awhile. It was great to get to know her a little and was very sad when we heard she was sick. She was definitely one of the great ones.

- Charles Boykin

I worked with Jolene for many years. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and my deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Wishing you the best and know how special Jolene was.

- Ray Mueller (Director - L3Harris co-worker)

Oh Guy,
I don’t know where to start. Jolene and I had so much fun together, working together and going dancing. She will forever be missed. Tony and I had so much fun with you and Jolene, my dad even had a great time when we took him to come see you guys. If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask! Please keep in touch with us, our door is always open to you. Love you both so very much. ❤️⭕️❌

- Becky Smith

We met Jolene and Guy at the infusion center. Jolene and I were going through treatment on Thursdays together. Guy was always by Jolene's side. The four of us had nothing but time to get to know each other. She and I exchanged cell phone number's and she texted me a picture of Hudson when he arrived and the Elk she waited years to get. She loved her family and was ticked to get baby Hudson here. She wished they lived closer to see him more. We went through rough times together. I call Jolene my chemo buddy. Everyone needs a buddy. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.

- Steve & Kami Pehrson

The joy of having you be a part of my life since I was just 5 years old, my big protector, a sister who I could always talk to whenever I was feeling down or discouraged leaves a very big hole in my life. I loved to make you laugh at my dumb jokes. You will forever be in my heart.

- Cousin (brother) John

Missing you 😞. I know you are in a better place. Until we meet again. I love 💕 you sister.

- Janeal Branch

I am so saddened for your loss, I know she was such a precious part of your beautiful, loving family. She had such a light within her that glowed so brightly every time I saw her. Her presence and example will not be forgotten by any that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending love..

- Kimber Crofts

Guy, condolences and the sorrow of loosing a soul mate is a painful life experience. We spoke once Jolene, yourself and I on the phone when Jolene was recovering from one of her challenges in 2018 maybe 2019, she was upbeat and I know she deeply appreciated your loving support. Jolene is a respected co-worker and contributor to the success of our professional endeavors and career, always with positive attitude and regardless of health challenges. We had camping, exploring, rock hounding, wheeling and many other adventures you shared together with family and friends in common. Remembering all those life experiences will give you and your family strength in coming days, week and years.

My deepest sympathy and regards,

- Jim Kros

Buck, Wendell and I are very sorry for you loss.

- Cindy Byrne