Myron Alfred Jones

Jan. 22, 1926 – March 7, 2014

Funeral services for Myron Alfred Jones will be held Saturday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at the Burlington Church of the Latter-day Saints. Myron, 88, died March 7 at his home south of Otto.

He was born Jan. 22, 1926, in Otto, the first son of Isaac Alfred and Ida Mary Peterson Jones.

He grew up working hard. He completed the eighth grade but missed school frequently to work on the family farm. As a young boy, he herded sheep alone and prepared fields for planting with a team of horses. His summers were spent in the Big Horn Mountains on his parents’ homestead. He learned to log and saw timber and grew to love such activities. Although he had little formal education, he loved to read and studied material to improve his farming operation. He always read informational material, never fiction.

He married Renon Christensen Dec. 26, 1964, in the LDS Temple in Manti, Utah. Myron was a kind, patient man with a good sense of humor and a mischievous grin. He never raised his voice and rarely got angry. He loved to hunt and fish; enjoyed playing games, especially cards, and was a great problem solver.

His parents, his five sisters, Lillian Jones Hopkin, Bertha Jones Jordan, Ora Jones, Guinevere Jones and Mary Jones, and two brothers, Kenneth and Fred Ray Jones, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Renon Jones, three children and their spouses, Matthew and Janalee Jones Call, Randall Myron and Michelle Jones and Craig Alfred and Leslie Jones, all of Otto; and 20 grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery.