Elwin Iverson Jones, 83, passed away from cancer Jan. 20, 2016, at his home in Washington, Utah. He was born May 17, 1932, in Cedar City, Utah, to LaVon LeFevre and Eva Marie (Iverson) Jones. He was the second of four sons.
He married Donna Lou Alldredge in the St. George Utah Temple July 3, 1954. Donna died August 31, 1999. He married Roma Rae Cox in the St. George Utah Temple Nov. 11, 2000.
Elwin grew up in Mt. Trumbull, Arizona, and St. George, Utah, where he attended the local schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in the Korean War. While on leave, he married Donna. After his military service, he graduated from Utah State University and began his teaching career.
During his teaching career of 17 years, he taught in various schools in Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada. He was a cowboy and rancher at heart. He worked as a farmer, dairyman, printer, forest ranger and jack-of-all-trades.
Donna and Elwin have nine children. After Donna’s death, Elwin married Roma Rae, adding four children. Roma and Elwin served in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission in 2004. Later, they also served a humanitarian mission in St. George. He loved animals, nature, gardening, poetry, storytelling, guitar playing, missionary work, family history, the gospel and living the simple life. He loves his family. His desire for them is to be happy, loving, kind and forgiving.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna Jones; and grandson, Landon Jorgensen.
Elwin is survived by his nine children, Lou Ella (Mike) Boothe, Anona (Bob) Pack, Diane (Kevin) Nuttall, Evan (Cheryl) Jones, Colleen Jones, Ellie Jones, Phil (Lydia) Jones, Paul Jones and Shane (Jeremee) Jones; his wife, Roma; and her four children, Del (Becky) Scott, Julie (Aaron) Jorgensen, Randy (Michelle) Scott and Holly (Chad) Burnett. He is also survived by 44 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 11 a.m., at the Washington LDS Stake Center, 446 E. Mangum Road, Washington, Utah.
- A visitation will be held Monday, 9 a.m., at the Stake Center.
- Interment will be held in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit their website.