Obituary of Elsie Rose Jones
Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Elsie Rose Swapp Jones, passed away Sunday morning February 27, 2022, in Mesa, AZ. Elsie was born September 2, 1926, in Silver City, NM to Ben Loman and Glady Northrup Swapp. After high school graduation she moved to Kirtland and worked at the hospital in Shiprock. While Myles Rey Jones was home on furlough, he met Elsie at church. They were engaged a couple of months later and were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple August 21, 1945. They began their married life in Tucson, AZ while Myles earned a civil engineering degree at the University of Arizona. Elsie worked at Beneficial Finance until their first child was born. In 1951 they moved to Fruitland and made Fruitland/Kirtland area their home for the next 58 years. It was here they raised their family of 7 children. During their years in New Mexico, Elsie supported Myles as he served in the LDS bishopric and as bishop. She taught early morning seminary as well as teaching in other church organizations. Besides caring for her family, she was very involved in the family farm and dairy-processing and selling raw milk. She was a consummate seamstress-sewing even jeans, men's suits, and several wedding dresses. Her "love language" was service and many were recipients of a loaf of bread, a home-cooked meal, a hemmed dress, or sewing lessons. She was known for writing poetry and was called upon regularly to write a poem for special events such as school or church activities and weddings. In later years she began oil painting and gifted beautiful works of art to her children and grandchildren. Myles and Elsie enjoyed square dancing together, they served an LDS Mission to New Zealand, and temple missions in Mesa and Albuquerque. Elsie was preceded in death by the following: her husband, Myles, her parents, son and daughter in-law Arthur Rey and JoAnn Musick Jones, siblings Arthur, Ben, and Jim Swapp, and brother-in-law Munro Foutz, Jones in-laws, Urva Glendolia, LeBaron (Milda), Lamar (Ilene), Dan (Elma), LaVona (LaVar Price, Quentin Hawkins, Junius Evans), Donald (Ruth), Grant, Dudley, Keith Foutz, Sam (Mary), Vaughn, Cleona Winn, Elaine Berkey (Roger Hovis, Jack Palmer), Mike Jack, and Ollie (Hugh) Jones. She is survived by her children: Sharon (Stan) Miller, Marsha (Chick) Edwards, Diane (Art), Carma (Brent) Reeder, Blaine (Marylee) Jones, Nathan (Chantal) Jones, and Myla (Michael) Palmer; her sister, Verda Foutz and sister-in-law Donna Swapp. Her surviving Jones in-laws include: Mary Eleanor (Evan) Lewis, Kent (Jorge), Sherry Jones, Duane Winn, Bill Berkey, Hugh (Jayne), Maeveen Jack. Also surviving are her 38 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 4640 E. Holmes Avenue, Mesa. Her Funeral service will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Kirtland LDS Chapel located at 473 County Road 6100. Interment will follow at the Kirtland Cemetery. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/94762701607 Cemetery Details Kirtland Fruitland Cemetery Kirtland, NM Previous Events Funeral Service MAR 3. 2:00 PM (MT) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Superstition Springs Ward 4640 E. Holmes Ave. Mesa, AZ 85206 Loading mapTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elsie Jones, please visit Tribute Store
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