It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Taylor Jones, beloved wife of Lynn Eugene Jones, and our dear mother, grandmother, Nana, great-grandmother, and sister. She returned peacefully to our Heavenly Father on February 5, 2023.
Becky was born to Ralph and Molly Taylor on January 26, 1946, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the third of five children; older siblings David and Dennis, and younger siblings Nadine and Timothy. She attended Riverside Elementary, Jordan Jr. High, and West High School, where she was active in the high school pep club and madrigals organizations.
Becky met her future husband Lynn when they were in primary. He waited outside to throw snowballs at her as she left her class. The Thanksgiving before they were married, Lynn's appendix burst while playing football with her brothers. She said, "I waited for him while he was in the military for basic training and school, I waited for him while he was on his mission, and now he is going to die?!" He survived and they were married four months later, on March 21, 1966.
Lynn and Becky raised six children in love and righteousness, teaching them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. They have constantly shown their love for their family through their endless support.
Becky's greatest joy in life was being surrounded by her family. Her crystal blue eyes would light up whenever her family was near. Even in her final moments, her eyes were bright as she shared her love, faith, and joy with them. She always cared for others by crocheting teddy bears, blankets, and other gifts for newborn babies, newlyweds, or those struggling with their own personal battles. She loved to cook and always had something ready to bake, whether for a family gathering, or in order to lift the burden of a neighbor with a special treat. She had a great love for animals and claimed that their dog "Spanky" was actually her first child! Becky really loved roses and her rose garden was a source of great joy.
Becky was fiercely devoted to her testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She loved to read and every night she enjoyed reading doctrinal commentary, biographies, and historical fiction novels. Throughout her life, Becky served in a variety of callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Becky loved her time serving others as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple, a Relief Society President, a counselor in different organizational presidencies, and as a teacher to youth and children. While serving as Relief Society President, Becky observed that the sisters of the ward needed greater unity. Her great love of flowers gave her the idea of giving daisies anonymously with an uplifting note or compliment, signed "Love, Daisy." Because no one in the ward knew who "Daisy" was, love among the sisters grew as a result of this simple act of kindness.
Becky is survived by her husband, Lynn, and their children Sandra (Mark) Barrus, Heidi (Travis) Schiffman, Kevin (Kathy) Jones, Allison (Robert) Bedont, Elizabeth (Thomas) Warmath, their seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; her siblings Dennis (Janice) Taylor, Nadine (Warren) Osgood, and Timothy (Missy) Taylor. She is preceded in death by her brother David Taylor, her parents Ralph and Molly Taylor, and her son Michael Jones.
Services are under the direction of the McDougal Funeral Home, where a viewing will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 6:00PM-8:00PM, located at 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah. Another viewing will be held at the Heritage Park 3rd ward located at 4505 South Brians Way (3420 West), West Valley City, Utah on February 11, 2023, from 8:30AM to 9:15AM. Funeral services will be held at 9:30AM, followed by a graveside service at the Valley View Memorial Park located at 4335 West 4100 South West Valley City. Condolences may be expressed online at mcdougalfuneralhomes.com.
For those wishing to attend services virtually, please use the livestream link: https://zoom.us/j/91042446455