OBITUARY

Richard Wagner Jones

October 19, 1944May 7, 2016

Richard Wagner Jones, 71, passed away on May 7, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT after a long fight with Multiple Myeloma. He was born October 19, 1944 in Salt Lake City, UT to Horace Allen Jones and Emma Wagner Jones. He was married to Melanie Ann Elmer in Salt Lake City, UT and celebrated their 34th anniversary in January. They resided in Holladay, UT most of their married life where they raised their four sons and attended the Cottonwood First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dick grew up in Holladay. He attended Oakwood Elementary, Olympus High School, University of Utah, with a degree in Microbiology, and completed some graduate work in California. He loved keeping up with advances in research. He was a caring person who loved his family and enjoyed working with them. He had a resilient personality. He helped the less fortunate and was heavily involved in politics. He founded a charity that was involved in programs for improving the environment for people, wildlife habitats, and pets. Dick is survived by his wife, Melanie Ann (Elmer) Jones; sons: Rick Jones (Theora and son Leo), Ryan Jones, Raymond Jones, and Robby Jones; siblings: Arlene Jackman, Wilma Jepperson, Norma Draayer (Dennis), and Robert Jones (Vera). Services will be May 20, 2016 at Cottonwood First Ward, 5913 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 11:15 am prior to the services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made at HuntsmanCancer.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 20, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 20, 2016

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Ray Jones

October 22, 2020

Thank you for not giving up on me, happy belated I miss your guidance and spirit. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you in the hospital, I know how lonely it must have been... you are a stronger man than I could ever live to be, I’ll see you shortly dad

Vciki Lilly

May 19, 2016

Thinking of your family and appreciate your friendship and examples of kindness that you freely give. Peace be with you... Love you tons and tons. Vicki Lilly and Family

Judy Capson

May 19, 2016

Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.

Raymond Felsted

May 18, 2016

Melanie, I thought highly of Dick and admired his courage. I wish you and your family my most sincere condolences. He will surely be missed.

Shirley Rook

May 15, 2016

Dear Mealanie and family,
I and my husband Max (passed away) knew and loved Wilma and Dick Jeppersen families including Richard. I know he is in a better place and with the ones he loves. Please accept my condolences as I live in Texas and can not be with at this time.We thought well of Richard.
A friend
Shirley Rook
Parker TX

Dianna Cravener

May 12, 2016

Dick a lot of pain a lot of suffering I'll never forget you I'll always miss you your family will stay close and strong like you are rest in peace you're dancing with the angels I'll always love you

Dianna Cravener

May 12, 2016

Dick Jones rest in peace you are an awesome strong man I would never ever forget you you're out of pain you were dancing with the angels I'll never forget you I wish that I could be there for your funeral I'll Always Love You and that your family stay strong and be as strong as you were God bless you and may you rest in peace I miss you

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY