March 29, 2024 (age 96)

Betty B. Jones, 96, of Malad, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024. She was born October 1, 1927, in Richfield, Idaho. She was the eldest child of Clarence and Elva Bluemer.

Betty married Ajay Jones of Malad on June 17th ,1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

Betty was raised in Richfield, Idaho. She graduated from Richfield High School and went on to attend Albion Normal School, where she majored in Education. She held her first teaching position at the age of 18.

Betty enjoyed reading, teaching, coaching and going on trips with her sisters and all the kids. She always followed the activities of her sons, and later grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Malad Fine Arts Club. She was a pioneer in the field of girl’s athletics in southeast Idaho. Betty began the girls’ track program at Malad High School. She was also very active in Community affairs.

She is survived by her sons: Terry(Marsha); Barnard(Jane); and Arne(Cathie)Jones. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; her sisters Alice Keller; Sharon(Mark)Hall; and her sister-in-law Francis Bluemer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ajay Jones; two brothers, Warren and Wayne Bluemer; a sister, Helen Maestas; and a granddaughter, Erin Hawkes.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Horsley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and prior to the services from 10:00 am to 11:am.

Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Horsley Funeral Homes.


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