Obituary for Peggy Lou Jones

Peggy Lou Jones, of Safford, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2020, due to complications from a massive stroke. Peggy was born on Aug. 31, 1942, in Safford to parents Afton M. Follett and Opal Montierth Follett, with siblings Joann and Leslie.

Peggy attended Safford High School, graduating in 1960, and went on to Eastern Arizona College, graduating in 1962 with her Associate’s Degree. On Dec. 22, 1962, she married her one true love, Hollis Jones, in Safford, and later they were blessed with the birth of their son, Daron.

She worked in the Gila Valley in medical offices as a transcriptionist and receptionist for many years. Peggy loved singing and music; she was a gifted singer and an accomplished pianist and organist, and also loved to read. Peggy, Hollis, and Daron were sealed together as a family in the Mesa Arizona Temple on Dec. 22, 1976. 

Peggy Lou Jones

She truly enjoyed her family and was overjoyed with the births of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Peggy and Hollis served in the Mesa Arizona Temple for eight years, where they enjoyed spending the time together and making many new friends. They also enjoyed their trips to Utah for Christmas, which was an annual event for the last 28 years, and their trips to Europe with Joann and Irval Mortensen.

Peggy was always so kind, helpful, and encouraging. Her family and friends were blessed by her notes and cards she would send. She was always quick to compliment and praise others.

She is survived by her loving husband, Hollis Jones; her son, Daron (Stephanie) Jones, and her siblings, Joann (Irval) Mortensen, and Leslie (Marlene) Follett. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ambree (York), Kadryn (Mitch), Brinley (Luke), and Maren, and her great-grandson, Beckett, and two more arriving in the next few weeks.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Afton and Opal Follett.

A viewing will be held Friday, June 19, at the McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, June 20, beginning at 9 a.m., with the funeral service starting at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery following services.

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

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