Lisa Jones passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. She had experienced a decline in her health for the past several months and had received the difficult news of cancer testing results just this past week. She had several health challenges throughout her life.
Lisa was the oldest of three daughters born to Norris and Jean Jones in August of 1966. She lived in Morgan, Utah for much of her life. Her childhood was full of bike rides, kite flying, ice skating, and swimming at Como Springs. She was involved in 4-H and could still remember how to play the “Baby Elephant Walk” from her years of piano lessons. Lisa has always loved children and was a favorite babysitter for many neighbors. She enjoyed working at Steph’s Drive-In during her teen years. Lisa is a 1984 graduate of Morgan High School where she played the flute in the band and participated in Future Homemakers of America. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Following graduation, Lisa completed Business and Secretarial certification programs from Stevens Henegar College. She went on to work for several companies throughout her life and had just completed her 15th year as a Data Manager at L3Harris in Salt Lake City. She was a very dedicated employee and was often working well past her normal work hours to accomplish the assignments needed.
Lisa chose to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved serving in the Finland Helsinki mission where she made several lifelong friendships. She has faithfully served for over 20 years as a Primary teacher. Her sweet testimony will continue to shine through the many children she taught and loved. She also earned her Young Womanhood Award and served in Youth leadership callings.
Lisa had many talents and hobbies. She loved music, books of all kinds, playing games, and cake decorating. An avid television and movie fan, she would enjoy many hours being entertained through their stories. She was always collecting recipes, cookbooks and kitchen tools. Lisa loved attending cultural programs including musicals, operas, symphonies, ballets, and plays. Lisa was a kind and thoughtful friend. She had many wonderful memories of trips, meals, Bunco, movies and parties with them. Lisa would weekly call, text or send messages to keep in touch. Many friends are counted as family to Lisa. Her family would like to thank her closest friends for their love and support throughout her life.
Of all of Lisa’s qualities, her love for her family was her most notable attribute. She was the best “Auntie” ever! She would spoil the nieces and nephews with amazing decorated birthday/wedding cakes, trips to the movies that always included popcorn, trips to Lagoon or the zoo, books, toys, and sometimes a little extra cash or a funny card just because. Lisa was a caring sister and daughter. Sister’s days out events will be greatly missed! Her love was a constant. She was a great support to both of her parents, especially her father following her mother’s passing just five years ago. Doing laundry, shopping, and daily tasks were a small part but having companionship was the most important. She always wanted to be together as a family.
Lisa is survived by her father, Norris Jones; two sisters: Rachelle (Ryan) Richins of Tooele, Utah; Cathy (Nathan) Wells of West Haven, Utah; 10 nieces and nephews including 3 spouses; 3 grand-nieces and nephews; and one aunt, Nona Bunderson of Farr West, Utah. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jean Bunderson Jones.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Morgan 3rd Ward building (Rock Church), 10 West Young Street, Morgan, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.