Janet Grace Jones Poore, 88, died February 20, 2021 in her South Jordan home. Her family celebrated her birthday together only 4 days previous and “a wonderful time was had by all.”
She was born February 16, 1933 in Rigby, Idaho, a place she loved all her life. The first girl born to the Jones family in 75 years she was affectionately known as “the girl” and what a girl she was. Her parents, Lawrence Irvin and Grace Rhodes Jones were devoted and loving to Janet, her sister Ann, and brother Richard. As the oldest sibling Janet was a wonderful “second mother.” The Jones Family has loved and cared for each other through the years and over the miles. Janet grew up working hard in school and participating in extra-curricular activities. Friendships from these years have lasted her life-time.
Janet married Louis Ray Poore, on June 5, 1953 in the Idaho Falls Temple. After time spent in the Army in California and graduating from college in Pocatello, Idaho, they moved to Taylorsville, Utah where side-by- side they raised a family of five children. The “Poore House” was very rich in love, gospel teaching and gospel living. Janet served in any way she could whether that be family, church, neighborhood, or community. Caring phone calls were a regular part of her day. She particularly enjoyed teaching the gospel and her firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a blessing to all. Her heart and hands were always looking for ways and places to do good. To know her was to love her and she is loved by many. She was a lovely, compassionate, obedient, resilient, thorough, disciplined, and intentional lady.
Louis died on January 1, 1998 leaving Janet as matriarch of their family for 23 years. She was a brave and Christ-like mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid supporter of recitals, ballgames, plays, races, birthdays, baptisms, missions, weddings, and graduations. Her presence made every event something special. Each of her posterity adored her and knew she loved them. Thank you, mother, for the years of leading our family. One of our sweetest thoughts is of her and dad together again.
Janet loved her service for many years in the temple. In 2004 she sold her home in Taylorsville and moved to South Jordan closer to family and close enough to walk to the Jordan River Temple. Her love and reverence for the temple has blessed our family.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and an infant sister.
She leaves her sister Ann (Kerry) Lee, Chapel Hill, NC; brother, Richard (Pam) Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho; her five children Mike (Brenda) Poore, Corona, California; Stewart (Cathy) Poore, West Jordan, Utah; Susan (Scott) Staples, South Jordan, Utah; Kathryn (Bret) Jenkins, South Jordan, Utah; and Clifton Poore, Dallas, Texas. She treasured 23 “grands” and 46 “greats” as she loved to call them.
A viewing for friends will be held Friday, February 26, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the chapel next to the Jordan River Temple, 10124 South 1300 West. Private family funeral by invitation will be held on Saturday, February 27 at the same building, family viewing 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., with a funeral at 12:00 noon. Covid guidelines will be observed. Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley, Utah. Funeral arrangements made by McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road.
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