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 Roberta Mae <I>Nelson</I> Jones

Roberta Mae Nelson Jones

Birth
Lehi, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 7 Jul 1990 (aged 55)
La Pine, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C, 141, 8
Memorial ID 64740 · View Source
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The Deseret News
July 11, 1990
page B5

DEATH: JOY (WHISKEY JONES) JONES
DEATH: ROBERTA NELSON JONES

Joy Delbert (Whiskey Jones) Jones and Roberta Mae Nelson Jones, both died from injuries received in an automobile accident, July 7, 1990 near LaPine, Oregon.

Joy was born February 14, 1929 in Marcola, Oregon to Giles P. and Lucille Jones Bowers. He married Virginia Hord in Eugene, Oregon; later divorced. Married Roberta Mae Nelson in Evanston, Wyoming, June 11, 1968. ''Whiskey Jones'' was an acitve participant of the Mountain Men Association and presented programs about them at many elementary schools. He retired after 20 years of service at the Utah State Prison.

Roberta was born May 19, 1935 in Lehi, Utah to Nels Edward and Sadie Louise Turner Nelson. She married Dean Olsen in 1954 and they later divorced. Married Joy Delbert Jones in Evanston, Wyoming, June 11, 1968. Roberta enjoyed her association and activities with her husband in the Mountain Men Association. She enjoyed crocheting, making afghans and other handiwork. Roberta and Joy spent their leisure time traveling in Oregon and Arizona.

Survivors: Children of Joy and Roberta, Rocky D. Olsen and wife, Kristen, Cindy and husband, John Hansen, Kelly Olsen and wife, Lyn, all American Fork, Utah; Bonnie and husband, Steve Dowding, Kearns, Utah; Danny Jones and wife, Denise, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren; Joy's mother and stepfather, Al and Lucille Richardson, Midvale; Roberta's brothers and sisters, Josephine Johnson, Highland, Utah; Edward Eugene Nelson, Carl Nelson, both American Fork; Lois Smith, Rose Kelly, both Salt Lake City; Dorothy Fiering, Dan Nelson, both Pleasant Grove; Franklin Dee Nelson, Spring City, Utah; Thomas W. Nelson, Provo; Linda Powell, Midvale.

Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 1990, at 11:30 a.m. in the Midvale City Cemetery, 350 West 7500 South. Friends and family may gather at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St., Friday from 10-11 a.m.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64740
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roberta Mae Nelson Jones (19 May 1935–7 Jul 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64740, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .