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Diane E. Jones


Diane E. Jones, 76, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 24, 2016, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Beloit, Kan., Jones died following a sudden illness. 

She was born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Beloit, Kan., the daughter of the late Otis R. and Vivian J. Hart Wagner. 

Jones attended schools in Beloit and was a 1957 graduate of the Beloit High School. 

She married LaVern R. Jones in Newton, Kan., June 28, 1957.

Jones was a longtime member of Sweetwater County Search and Rescue.

She worked at Walmart for many years and loved going to visit her friends and former customers.

Her interests were traveling to where ever her family were and in her younger days, riding her dirt bike, but her main interest was her family, spending time with them, cooking for them and attending the great-grandchildren's sports activities.  

Survivors include her husband Vern Jones of Rock Springs; two sons, Robert Jones and wife Gina and Lee Jones, all of Rock Springs; two daughters, Jody Jones Reese and husband Leeland and Deidra Jones Garcia and husband Samuel, all of Rock Springs; 14 grandchildren, Nathan Reese and wife Jennifer, Tiffany Faler O'Leary and husband Patrick, Naomi Reese and fiancé Marcus James, L.J. Reese and wife Lauren, Brandon Jones and companion Kristin LaCoe, Breanna Martin and husband Brett, Savannah Jones, Cory Garcia and wife Caiti, Mandy Garcia and fiancé Laurence Valles, Ashley Lyons and husband Isaac, Cody Jones, Tyler Jones and wife Brook, Jade Jones, and Kienna Jones; 22 great-grandchildren, Sidney, Payton, Justis, Patrick, James, Ethan, D'eandre, London, Aiden, Owen, Madison, Gabriel, Isabella, Ava, Jaxon, Kyndall, Kamryn, Kiegan, Leilani, Bentlee, Oaklee and Alisun. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. 

Following cremation, memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, at the First Congregational Church, 1275 Adams Avenue in Rock Springs. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.

The family of Diane E. Jones respectfully suggests that donations in her memory be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County.

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