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Duane Jones

May 24, 1930 — December 3, 2022

Duane "Pete" Jones

Elmo Utah: A. Duane "Pete" Jones age 92 died December 3rd, 2022, in Elmo Utah. He was born in Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City on May 24, 1930 to Parley Helaman Derby Jones and Venola Hansen. He Married Erma Lou McMullin in Cleveland Utah on June 4, 1949.

Duane was raised in Elmo and attended school until ninth grade, later getting his GED, as he was in a hurry to start working. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holding many callings and enjoying his time as he did so. He was mayor of Elmo City for a number of years. He worked as a general contractor with his father, managed the Tri-State Lumber yard in Price Utah, and was a coal miner later in his career. Dad had a great love of his hometown and never left it. He loved the local desert, particularly so that he could find "pretty" rocks for his collection. He also loved the local canyons and particularly enjoyed camping. He could build anything from wood and was a wonderful mason (among many other talents). He was kind to everyone. He especially loved small children, his grandkids and great grandkids being precious to him. He had a kindness for animals and particularly loved dogs. He was a wonderful example of husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather etc. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Erma: His children are Dennis (Deborah) Jones of Elmo, Utah, Sherrie (Mark) Chapman of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Curtis Jones of Huntington, Utah, Stacey (Derri) Jewkes of Ferron, Utah, and Kim (LaDawn) Jones of Orem, Utah. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his son Bart Jones and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11 am in the Elmo Ward Chapel 170 E Main Street Elmo, Utah. There will be a viewing at 6 pm - 7 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 in the Elmo Ward Chapel, and another viewing at 10 am just preceding the funeral. Live-streaming will be available on Fausett Mortuary Facebook page. He will be interred in the Elmo Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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