Evelyn Theresa Cain Jones
Born: 4/11/1923, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Moab - Evelyn Theresa Cain Jones brought love, joy and kindness wherever she went and made this world a better place. Evelyn passed away of natural causes on August 27, 2007 in Moab.
Evelyn was born on April 11, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Lilian Cain. She was the fourth of five children.
As a young woman growing up in Pittsburgh, Evelyn attended Catholic schools and was a graduate of Cathedral High School. She worked at the Carnegie Library during the second world war and was featured in an article and photographs in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette using a headlamp to re-shelve books during wartime blackouts.
Evelyn married James Everett Jones on April 12, 1950 and together they lived an adventurous life as Jim’s career took them to National Parks throughout the country. As a young bride Evelyn cared for, befriended, and was adopted by a young orphaned fawn deer at their remote cabin in Sequoia National Park. Evelyn and Jim found friends everywhere and explored new surroundings near their homes in California, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado, South Dakota, and Utah.
Evelyn always had a kind word for and took a genuine interest in everyone she met. She raised four children with great love. She was a wonderful mother and neighbor, and contributed to her community in many ways, whether volunteering for her church, teaching young girls to cook and sew through 4-H, or singing with her friends in the Valley Voices. The world is a better place now, and her passing leaves a great void.
Evelyn is survived by Jim, her husband of fifty-seven years, her children: son Kevin Jones and wife Barbara Evert of Salt Lake City, daughter Jeannine Jones Willett of Monte Vista Colorado, son Jamie Jones and wife Lynn of Steamboat Springs Colorado, and son Eric Jones and his companion Karen Downey of Moab; her grandsons Wes Willett of Berkeley California, Kyler Willett of Los Angeles, California, and Nick Jones of Salt Lake City.
Tributes9/3/2007 - We send our condolencenes to the family of Evelyn Jones. What a blessing it is to have known Mrs. Jones. Our prayers are with you all in the days ahead. - Larry and Gail Van Slyke 8/30/2007 - Our heart-felt sympathies are with all of you in the Jones family at this time of your loss. - Donna and Jerry8/30/2007 - Jim and Family, I read the times via internet and saw about your loss. I remember her well when as a neighbor she was such a positive, loving person to be around. She will be missed. I was blessed to know her. - Wayne Ruth
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