Blain C Jones, 92, passed away on March 18, 2023 peacefully in his sleep at home in Layton, Utah. He died from end-stage renal disease and natural causes.
Blain was born on January 1, 1931 in Sutherland, Utah to Calvin Hall Jones and Millie Dorthey Christensen. He was raised on a farm. He attended schools in Delta and was a proud alumnus of Delta High School. Blain served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission. He primarily labored in Gallup and Crownpoint, New Mexico areas. He developed a great love for the Navajo people. Soon after returning home, he married Norma Henderson from Provo, Utah on January 15, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. A year later Blain joined the military and enlisted in the Army. They were primarily stationed in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., from 1954 to 1956 when he was honorably discharged. Blain and Norma then moved to Bountiful, Utah, where they bought their first home. They were blessed with two children.
Blain worked at a tire shop, Hill Air Force Base as an electronics technician on the Minuteman Missile guidance system, was cofounder of Jones Concrete and Ditch Lining, and then returned to his former work at HAFB, where he retired.
Blain treasured his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He faithfully served as Ministering Brother/Home Teacher, High Councilman, Ward Clerk, and Bishop among other callings. He was also an ordinance worker at the Ogden Temple for several years.
He loved to go fishing, target shooting and camping. The family has many fun memories of camping and fishing. There were always great family vacations every summer as we visited major sites in southern Utah and all down the West Coast. Blain loved to help others. He would be right in the middle of whatever was going on helping, holding the flashlight or watching and giving input over the work.
Blain was preceded in death by his wife Norma Henderson; parents Millie Dorthey Christensen and Calvin Hall Jones; and all seven of his siblings Theta Jones, Violet Jones (Norton Eldon Steenfott), Don (Hazel) Jones, Berniece (James “Redd”) Teubner, LaRae Jones, Robert (Dolores) Jones, and Ladd (Joyce) Jones. He is survived by his two children Ross (Lesley) Jones of San Antonio, Texas and Janiece Jones of Layton, Utah; one granddaughter Jazzlynn; and two grandsons David and Daniel.
Funeral services will be held on March 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Layton Creekside Stake Center, 1480 West Phillips Street, Kaysville. There will be a viewing Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main Street, Farmington and preceding the funeral on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church. Internment will be at Kaysville City Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the Layton Creekside Stake Center. There will also be a live stream of the funeral for those unable to attend.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page. The live stream will begin 10-15 minutes prior to the services and will be posted below.