Jan. 25, 1963 – Jan. 14, 2012
Richard Willis Jones died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Jan. 14, 2012 of complications from a spinal cord injury incurred in January of 2009. He was born Jan. 25, 1963, to John Richard and Marion Willis Jones.
He married Barbara Jones Aug. 25, 1984, and was a loving father and grandfather to daughter Amber Rose (Kevin) and grandson Karson James Shelton, son Samuel Porter and daughter Trinity Ivy Gehring.
While growing up in Ventura, Calif., he enjoyed surfing and ocean sunsets. After moving to Utah with his young family, he spent many hours on the Provo River fishing and camping. Richard had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh with family and friends. He worked in construction and was a talented artist and craftsman.
He is mourned by his parents and siblings: Helen Kate (James) Fager, Greg (Lori), Lorraine (Ralph) Stoddard, Amy (Aaron) Griffeth, Peter (Lisa) and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing was held at the Jordan Oaks 8th Ward in West Jordan, Utah on Friday, Jan. 20, and his funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan 21. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the staff at South Davis Community Hospital and the University of Utah Medical Center.