Enos LaVar Jones

May 3, 1918November 1, 2018

Enos LaVar Jones was born May 3, 1918 in Nephi, Utah and died November 1, 2018 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. LaVar was the eldest son of Enos L. and Zetta Priscilla Grace Jones. After serving five years as a Navy Pilot in World War II, he became an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After 30 years of practice in Billings, MT, he retired to Arizona. LaVar is survived by his wife Elaine Drushell Jones; four children Pamela (Stan) Cromar, Claudia (Scott) Evans, Rebecca Humphreys, and Michael (Dottie) Jones; 19 grandchildren; and 44 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun City West Ward Chapel, 23391 North 166th Drive, Surprise, Az. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.


  • Elaine Jones, Wife
  • Pamela (Stan) Cromar, Daughter
  • Claudia (Scott) Evans, Daughter
  • Rebecca Humphreys, Daughter
  • Michael (Dottie) Jones, Son
  • LaVar is also survived by 19 grandchildren; and 44 great grandchildren.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018

Enos LaVar Jones

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Mike Glenn

November 16, 2018

Jones Family,
I have fond memories of Brother LaVar Jones. As a boy growing up in Billings, I know and respect all the extended Jones family. Brother LaVar Jones was very kind and thoughtful. He always showed special interest in my scouting advancements. Once, he brought coins back from a trip behind the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe - so I would have enough foreign coins for my merit badge. I remember his kind demeanor and calm voice. My parents, Avery and Marge, are both gone. I speak for them and my sisters, Pam Tolley and Debbie Osmond, in offering condolences and our hope in the resurrection afforded us through the Savior.

Mike Glenn
Midway, Utah

Craig and Laurel Jones

November 15, 2018

We are sadden at the death of our dear Uncle LaVar. He was a wonderful Uncle to Craig after the loss of Craig's father and LaVar's brother Que in 1944 during WWII. They were both pilots. His love and concern for Craig was unwaivering. As Laurel came into the family, he was so accepting and kind. We will miss him greatly but know he is still watching over us. May his wife and children find peace in the knowledge that they will see him again.

Grant Clark

November 11, 2018

Dear Elaine and all - we hope that you received our card. Thinking of you as you celebrate LaVar's long life.
Thinking of you. Love Bill and Grant


November 11, 2018

Dear Elaine
We are so saddened to learn of the death of LaVar.
We wish to you our deepest sympathy. He did it his way.
Your friends
Gene & Peggy Larson
Billings Montana

P.S. Hope to see you in January

Linda Gale

November 10, 2018

Dearest Elaine

We are so sad that you have lost the love of your life. Indeed Levar was a treasure to all of us he held near and dear.
Over the years we have come to admire you and levar via your unquestioned love, absolute senseable life management, determined sense of adventure and realizing the love changes but never ends

We stand with you in raising a prayer that LeVar now takes his place in the heavens.

With love
Stan and Linda