Obituary for Carolyn Ann Jones

Carolyn Ann Jones passed away peacefully from a long stretch with Alzheimer’s on Sept. 17, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 85.

Carolyn led a very happy, active life filled with so many family and friends.  She was an amazing seamstress, loved baking, cooking, and being the perfect hostess to anyone she met.  She and Wendell, her husband, were the best traveling companions going to Canada, Guatemala, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, and all over the United States. In fact, she wouldn’t go anywhere without him.  All those who knew her thought her to be a most unbelievably kind, caring, and loving person.

She is survived by her husband, Wendell Jones; son, Mike (Jettalee) McKinney; two grandchildren, Brad and Tracy, and three great-grandchildren; daughter, Linda (John) O’Donnell; eight grandchildren; David and Eugene (deceased), Natalie, Juan (deceased), Sarah, Maggie, Emily, Zach; 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; daughter, Susan (Paul) Chapman; four grandchildren, Josh, Brittney, Ben, and Preston, and six great-grandchildren; and Wendell’s children, Darce’ (Lehi) Montierth, Krystal (David) Hall, Sherrine (Wes) Hayward, Travis (Julie) Jones, Cameo (Cooper) Johnson, Arianne (Dave) Jenson, and family of 28 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Ann Jones

After being an only child while growing up, and not wishing that on anyone, she finally became a sister and leaves a brother, Curtis Jernigan. 

A viewing that is open to the public will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 2549 N. 32nd St. in Mesa, Arizona at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The viewing will be followed by a funeral open only to family members, which will be held at the same location starting at 11 a.m. The funeral will be available for online viewing at:

Or, to join from the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 816 4349 7992     Passcode: LDSHG

Carolyn will be laid to rest at the cemetery in Virden, New Mexico, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m.  All are welcome to the burial.

Cemetery arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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