Mrs. Betty Marsden Walker Jones (1858)

Iron County Record, June 21, 1934

Respected Pioneer Woman Passes On

Mrs. Betty M. Jones, 76, wife of John Lee Jones of Enoch, died at her home Monday after being confined to her bed for the past eleven weeks suffering from Bright's disease. She had been in poor health for the past two years.

The deceased, prominent pioneer and church worker of this section, was born in Cedar on March 15, 1858, living here until her marriage to John Lee Jones 57 years ago, since which time she has lived at Enoch.

Funeral services were held at Enoch Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Cedar cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Rosetta Hedges, Mrs. Emily Biederman, Mrs. Ida Davport, and Mrs. Blanche Houchen, Cedar; Mrs. Grace Smith, Enoch; three sons, Reuben W. Jones, Milford; George W. Jones, Cedar; Willard W. Jones, Enoch; two sisters, Mary Walker Ashdown, Cedar; and Esther W. Lee, Panguitch; one brother, Reuben Walker, Cedar; and 25 grandchildren.

The funeral services were conducted by Bp. Frank Armstrong of the Enoch Ward. Speakers, who told of the life and fine character of the deceased, paying particular tribute to her as a friend in need and always willing and anxious to help a friend particularly during sickness, were Hyrum Jones and Lorenzo Matheson of Enoch, Bp. W. K. Granger of the Cedar Third Ward, President Wm. R. Palmer, and Bp. Armstrong.

[Submitter's note: Deceased's name at birth was Betty Marsden Walker.]

submitted by Kathie Marynik