Glenna Marie South Jones

Glenna Jones, 92, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, at her daughter’s home in Orem, Utah. She was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Dec. 5, 1926, to Lorenzo Snow South and Ruth Amelia Biorn South. 

She married Eugene C. Jones on Nov. 12, 1943. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1958. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church positions throughout her life. 

Glenna worked in the office of her family’s sawmill business, South & Jones, taking care of the books, feeding lumberjacks, and doing much more.

She was an avid reader and loved spending time in the timber, her favorite place to be with her father. She was a wonderful mother, sister and friend; always there helping others when needed.

Glenna had the ability of making every space feel like home for her family, whether they were in a one-room cabin or a brand-new home.  

The family would like to recognize her daughter, Gwen, for her love and care in helping their mother the last several years; and also, Encompass Hospice for their amazing service and care.

Glenna was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Dan and Burton South; sister, Donna Dickerson; daughter-in-law, Kathy; and son-in-law, Michael Layne.

She is survived by her children, Jeannie Layne, David (Raelene) Jones, Gwen (Keith) Covington, Barry (Kelly) Jones and Sharon (Rich) McCafferty; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her surviving siblings are Gayle (Gordon) Stuart, Connie (Jon) Lunsford, JoAnn (Gaylon) Thornock and Evelyne South. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the South Weber 5th Ward, 2620 E. 8200 S., South Weber, Utah. Friends visited with family from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Lindquist Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah. Another viewing will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Interment Evanston Cemetery.

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