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June Gines Jones, 93

January 27, 2014

June Gines Jones, beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, and sister passed away January 24, 2014 in Blackfoot, Idaho.

June was born June 6, 1920 in Woodland, Utah to Clifton Gines and Francis Ellen Chamberlain.  She was the second child in a family of seven.

June had very fond memories of her early life on the farm in Woodland - riding horses to attend movies, picnics with her families, popcorn at grandma Gines’s house, and spending summers at Cedar Fort with Grandma Chamberlain. In high school, she helped on the farm and loved going to dances.  After graduating from South Summit High School she worked in Salt Lake City as a nanny and cook.

On June 29, 1940, she married her South Summit classmate, Don P Jones.  They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  They were married for 72 years.  Don passed away January 26, 2013, almost a year to the day before June’s passing.  Their marriage was blessed with eight children - Bonnie Rast (Walt), Robert Jones (Sheila), John Jones (Vickie), Janet Thomas (Bob), Judy Winmill (Lynn), Jerald Jones (Gunda), Bart Jones (Kim) and Francis Frasure (Eddy).  They had 44 grandchildren, 116 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.  She loved her family and was very devoted to them.  They all loved and adored her.

June loved to be with her family, whether it was camping on Antelope Creek or the Little Lost River, attending the annual Gines reunion on Bear Lake, trips to Disneyland or just family gatherings in Moreland.  While camping she always made sure her camper was full of kids and grandkids.  After breakfast she rounded up the grandkids and took them on hikes up the closest mountain.  She was always ready for a game of cards and rarely lost - even when she was past 90.

June was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She worked with the Young Women and held many positions in the Relief Society.

June was a great homemaker.  She had three meals on the table every day - at 8, 12, and 5, and you better not be late.  She always had a hot meal for anyone who came.  Her homemade bread was the best in the world.  Whenever the bread came out of the oven, her table would be full of hungry grandkids.  She canned vegetables from their garden, and canned hundreds of quarts of fruit every fall.  Apples picked from their many trees soon became pies, applesauce and apple butter.

She was a great seamstress and belonged to a sewing club in Moreland for more than 50 years.  She made many dresses for her daughters and granddaughters.  She loved to knit and crochet doilies, afghans, and baby booties, sweaters and dresses.  She made quilts for all her family, and each grandchild received a quilt for graduation and an afghan on their wedding.

After Don retired, they spent about 30 years of their winters in Quartzsite, Arizona. She especially loved to dance and play cards.  She and Don enjoyed many trips with her children and her brothers and sisters.  Their trips took them to Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, and all over the United States and Canada.

After Don’s death, June lived at the Gables Assisted Living Center.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Gables for the compassionate and loving care of June in the months leading up to her death.

She is survived by her sister, Mona; brothers, Blaine Gines and Kenneth White; seven of her children; and many, many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; sister, Jeanette; brothers, Lee, Jimmy, and Max; her son, Robert; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Moreland LDS Chapel, 740 W 175 N.  Burial will follow at the Moreland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the Moreland LDS Church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services.  Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

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