Betty Jones Pyron passed away peacefully in her home on July 11, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia the youngest of three girls to Cecil E and Neppie Lee Jones. She met the love of her life, James Thomas Pyron, Jr. at church where he in his handsome Navy uniform melted her heart; they were married a short time later. With a few departures, they raised their family in Atlanta and in Utah, ultimately retiring to Mesa, Arizona in 1997. Betty was loved by many for her sweet demeanor as well as her caring and selfless way. She was the most attentive and loving mother. When she wasn’t giving her family her all, she was usually reading. An amazing cook, she had a reputation for her pies. In addition to spending her life raising her family, Betty and Tom gave themselves over to serving others. They served five missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Ghana, Virginia, and three to the Philippines. Her gentleness, quick laughter, and soft southern accent will be missed. Betty is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom. She is survived by her 6 children: Leland & Kim (Pyron) Warnick, Mack & Karen (Pyron) Hoopes, Jeff & Kathy (Pyron) Siebach, Philip & Lisa Pyron, Jonathan & Kelly Pyron and Michael Pyron. She is also survived by her 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held at 10:00am on July 15th followed by the funeral service at 11:00am at the LDS Church located at 7752 E McDowell Road in Mesa, AZ.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sr. Pyron was a sweet and gracious lady- whose desire to serve her family and others was an example to me.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was a very special person and will truly be missed. I feel so blessed that she was able to come to Atlanta in the spring of 2014 and our families were able to gather together at Uncle Joe’s birthday party. It was a wonderful visit and my father and I reminisced on it for a long time afterwards. Aunt Betty was such a joy to be with. She was so loving and kind and her smile was so warm and genuine. She will truly be missed, but I know that she is one happy lady to be with Uncle Tom now. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sandy