Memorial services for longtime resident, Joeann B. Jones, 87, will be held Saturday, January 19, 10:30 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Thermopolis .Mrs. Jones died Sunday, January 13, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.
Born August 4, 1931 in Rockland, Idaho, she was the daughter of William and Sarah (Byington) Sizemore. The family moved to Thermopolis in the 1940’s.
On August 17, 1953, Joeann married David Clarence Jones in Billings, MT. She and David were ranchers raising sheep and cows. She continued the operation with her son, Everett, after the death of her husband in 2003. Until a year before her death she was still nurturing bum lambs.
She loved taking care of her grandkids and great grandkids; spending time with Dave checking the sheep and spending the summers on Copper Mountain.Those cherishing her memory include two sons, Everett (Dawn) and David (Alice) Jones, and daughter, Linda Heinze, all of Thermopolis; brother, Bud (Carol) Faith, sisters, Sarah Stanley, Pat Bears, all of Thermopolis and sister, Mayona Fayler of Lander; nine grandchildren, Judy Arroyo, Leann Clouse, Fred Heinze, Kasey Jones, Katie O’Loughlen, Jason and Justin Jones; Heather Jones and surrogate grandchild, Maria Starke; 23 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Joeann was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister.