Obituary Renon Jones

Obituary

Renon Christensen Jones

September 6, 2016

 

Renon Christensen Jones passed from this life to her eternal home on September 6, 2016. Even though she will be greatly missed, we know that she is in a much better place among family and friends.

Renon was born on August 5, 1928 to Grace Petersen Christensen and Christian Peter Christensen in Levan, Utah. She was welcomed by 3 older step-brothers, 1 older step-sister and a brother, Kirk. Her family was later blessed with the birth of a brother, Craig, and a sister, Geneil.

Her younger life included helping on the family farm and in the home as well as attending elementary school in Levan and then High School in Nephi, Utah. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Utah and graduated with a bachelor in elementary education. She began her teaching career in Levan, but taught in various places in Utah and 32 years at Otto Elementary and later Burlington Elementary in Wyoming.

She went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Samoa where she taught English at the church’s school. She returned with a greater appreciation for the Untied States of American where so many are blessed.

She later met and married Myron Alfred Jones in the Manti Temple on December 26, 1964. She then moved to Otto, Wyoming to begin an adventure that lasted the rest of her life. Myron and Renon were blessed with three children: Janalee, Randall, and Craig.

After moving to Wyoming, she became involved with many community activities. She was on the Big Horn County #1 School Board, was active in various organizations such as Delta Kappa Gama and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Throughout her life, she was very active in her church callings and had a strong testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. She served in many callings: stake dance director, Primary, Young Women and Relief Society Presidencies. And as always, she taught where ever she was asked from Primary to Adult Sunday School. She especially loved working with the youth.

She was very patriotic and politically minded. She loved her country and insisted on voting at every election and made sure her family did too. She was musically inclined and played the piano and sang alto in the church choir and other groups. She was an excellent seamstress and up until recent years made pajamas for all her grandkids for Christmas. She loved to teach and influenced many, many children and adults for the good. She also loved to dance, read, and enjoyed the beauties of the world around her especially flowers and birds. Just prior to her death, she was outside weeding her flowers and watching the birds at her bird feeder. She was an avid sports fan and spent many hours watching games of any type especially those that involved her children or grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, doing word and jigsaw puzzles, and being with people. The thing she loved most of all was her family! She felt so blessed to have her kids and grandkids and would have sacrificed anything for them.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Myron, her parents, and her siblings: Leslie, Joseph, Edgar, Leola, Craig, and Kirk Christensen as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sister, Geneil Christensen Tobler and brother-in-law, Leon Tobler of Salt Lake City, Utah; her three children and their spouses: Janalee and Matthew Call, Randall and Michelle